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blog What's the Point of Assessment?

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blog Who Wants to Know? Use Student Questions to Drive Learning

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blog "It's Not What's Wrong with the Children, It's What's Happened to Them"

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blog "Why Do We Need to Learn This?"

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Discussion From The Nation's Report Card: 5 Valuable Lessons for Parents to Kick Off the New Year

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blog Teacher Leadership and the Common Core State Standards?

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Discussion Spotlighting the First Amendment with a 5-Step Teaching Strategy

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blog Making Sense of Words That Don't

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blog Finding and Sharing Hope in Schools in 2015

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blog Parents and Teachers: The Possibility of a Dream Team

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Discussion Here’s One Reason Every Student Should Blog

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article Research Supports Global Curriculum

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article Redefining Smart: Multiple Intelligences

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blog Dipsticks: Efficient Ways to Check for Understanding

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Discussion The Rookie Survival Kit: What to Buy for Your First Classroom

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Discussion Learning Walks...More Than a Tour of the School

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Discussion If I Knew Then: A Letter to Me on My First Day of Teaching

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blog Teachers: Staying Positive in Trying Times

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blog Social Entrepreneurship: 7 Ways to Empower Student Changemakers

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blog What Your Students Really Need to Know About Digital Citizenship

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blog Travel the World From Your Classroom: Free iPad Apps for Virtual Field Trips

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blog Backpacks, Planners, and Binders, Oh MY!

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Discussion Teaching to Fight Injustice

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blog On-the-Spot Scaffolding for Students

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blog The Gift of Being a Dyslexic Teacher

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Discussion 9 Tips to Support English-Language Learners

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blog Motivation: The Overlooked Sixth Component of Reading

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blog Planning the Best Curriculum Unit Ever

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blog Teachers: Preparing for Your Best Year Ever

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blog 10 Self-Evaluation Tips for Technology Instructional Specialists

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Discussion The Un-Fallacy of Balanced Literacy

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