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blog Design Thinking, Making, and Learning From the Heart

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Discussion Collaboration on Wheels: 21st Century Classroom Furniture at Work

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blog The Language of Choice and Support

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Schools that Work Exit Tickets: Checking for Understanding

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blog Improving Our Schools From the Inside Out

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blog Apply for a Teacher Travel Grant This Summer

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Discussion 5 Ways Creativity Fuels Innovative (and Joyful) School Cultures

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blog Practices to Welcome and Support ELLs

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blog 5 Characteristics of an Effective School Team

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blog Jaw-Dropping Classroom 3D Printer Creations

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blog How to Divorce Your District

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Discussion A Lesson on Imperialism, Climate Change, and Resources in East Africa

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Discussion What's the Best Way for Parents to Recruit Supplies for their Schools?

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article How to Create a Professional Learning Community

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Discussion 7 Lessons for Teachers from Dumbledore

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blog Avoiding "Learned Helplessness"

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Discussion It's Never Too Late to Learn

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blog How School Leaders Set the Stage for PBL Success

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blog Solutions for Teachers Bullied by Colleagues

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Discussion 5 Ways to Help Students Affected by Generational Poverty

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Discussion The Heart of Teaching: What It Means to be a Great Teacher

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Schools that Work Performance-Based Assessment: Making Math Relevant

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blog How to Keep Classroom Sleepers Awake

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blog (Re)Creating Poets: How to Teach Poetry in the Classroom

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Discussion Welcome, Brave Middle School teachers! Introduce yourself...

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blog The Myth of Having Summers Off

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blog Metacognition: The Gift That Keeps Giving

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Discussion The Dos and Don'ts of Classroom Management: Your 25 Best Tips

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Discussion S.P.E.C.I.A.L. Introductions: Teaching Soft Skills to Our Students

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blog Genius Hour and the 6 Essentials of Personalized Education

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Discussion Help Needed With Electronic Lesson Planning

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Discussion Giving Back Locally While Traveling to Edu Conferences

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Discussion Help! Should We Remove a Student From Class Due to Non-Participation?

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blog We're All Teaching the Common Core Math Standards

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blog Strengthening Parent Partnerships

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blog Design Thinking, Making, and Learning From the Heart

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Discussion 6 Non-Teaching Books Every Teacher Should Read

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Discussion How to Use a Semantic Feature Analysis

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blog Empowering Educators Through Cultural Competence

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blog Year One With a 3D Printer: 17 Tips

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Discussion Before You Graduate: A Few Words for New Teachers

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Discussion I am a Teacher, Not a Hero

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Discussion The Power of Gold Nail Polish: Creating Brave Spaces

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Discussion An Example of PBL in Early Elementary: How I Started

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Discussion 2 Ways Being a Mom Made Me A Better Teacher (and 1 Way Being a Teacher Made Me a Better Mom)

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Discussion Making It Stick With My Summer PD Reading List

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Discussion 8 Wishes for My 3-Year Old About the Future of Education

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Discussion Ahoy! Meet Nancy Davis, the Pirate Teacher

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Discussion Identify the Essential in Classroom Management

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Discussion The Hardest to Love Need Us Most: Lessons from Man of La Mancha

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Discussion Baltimore's Teachable Moment and Its Impact on My Students

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Discussion DIY: 3 Reasons Why It's Better than Rescue-by-Google

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Discussion 2 Quick, Inexpensive Ways to Add Collaborative Space to Your Classroom

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Discussion A student's perspective on the use of social media

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Discussion Getting Started with Literature and Project-Based Learning

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Discussion Tips for Simplifying the College Recommendation Letter Process

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blog 5 Reasons Why Origami Improves Students' Skills

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Discussion 20 Inspiring Reasons Why You Love to Teach

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Discussion Dear Dr. Mom and Dr. Dad: An Open Letter to My Educator Parents

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Discussion Why School Districts Need Learning Engineers

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blog Brisk and Bright Approaches for National Poetry Month

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Discussion Video Games: Using Technology to Create a New Paradigm

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blog The Perfect Classroom Gift: A Gift of Words

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blog Metacognition: The Gift That Keeps Giving

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blog The Power of "I Don't Know"

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blog 4 Big Things Transformational Teachers Do

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blog The Neuroscience Behind Stress and Learning

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blog Mastering the Teaching Game

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blog Top 12 Summer Tips for Top Teachers

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Discussion 5 Ways to Help Students Affected by Generational Poverty

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blog Writing Strategies for Students With ADHD

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Schools that Work Sharing Data to Create Stronger Parent Partnerships

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blog Fresh Starts for Hard-to-Like Students

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blog Strategies for Strengthening the Brain’s Executive Functions

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blog Laughter and Learning: Humor Boosts Retention

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blog Using Humor in the Classroom

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blog Strategies for Helping Students Motivate Themselves

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Discussion 10 Signs of a 21st Century Classroom

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blog 5 Highly Effective Teaching Practices

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blog 21st-Century Libraries: The Learning Commons

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