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Discussion 80 Online Tools, References, and Resources

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Discussion A Facebook Status Can Be a Starting Point for Hesitant Writers

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Discussion Avoiding New Teacher Burnout

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blog Blogging for English-Language Learners

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blog Defusing Power Struggles: It's Not About Getting the Last Word

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Discussion Flipped classroom: How Can I Get Started Using Video and/or Audio?

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Schools that Work Garden-Based Learning: Engaging Students in Their Environment

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blog Middle School Maker Journey: Everything's Going Well . . . We Think

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blog Myths That Undermine Parent Involvement

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Discussion Need Advice - Lesson Plans and Beginning Teaching

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Discussion Need Help with Flat Stanley Project Blog

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Schools that Work Place-Based Learning: Using Your Location as a Classroom

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blog Positive, Not Punitive, Classroom-Management Tips

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Discussion Process with Pencil and Paper, Produce with Technology

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blog Rest: The Antidote for Discouragement

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Schools that Work Series Reading Program: Creating a Culture of Reading

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blog Teacher Collaboration: When Belief Systems Collide

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blog Tell Your Story on Digital Learning Day 2016

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blog The 8 Minutes That Matter Most

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Discussion The Loss of Grit in Personalized Education

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Discussion New Teachers, What Advice Could You Have Used?

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blog Islands of Personality and Trains of Thought

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Discussion Who's Your +1?

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Discussion Teaching Entrepreneur Skills in Middle School

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blog Children in Charge: Self-Directed Learning Programs

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Schools that Work Place-Based Learning: Using Your Location as a Classroom

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blog Designing Science Inquiry: Claim + Evidence + Reasoning = Explanation

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blog Engaging Parents of English-Language Learners

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Discussion What's the Best Way for Kids to Learn Keyboarding?

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Discussion Advice Needed - Using 'The Watsons Go To Birmingham' to Teach Acceptance

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blog Understanding Invisible Disabilities

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blog A Feelings Walking Tour: Surveying Your School Culture and Climate

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blog Young Kids and Technology at Home

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blog Simple Music Integration for Primary Classrooms

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blog The Lowdown on Longhand: How Writing by Hand Benefits the Brain

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blog The Key to School Change: Getting Comfortable With Discomfort

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blog 5 (Recent) Historical Events You Should Discuss with Your Students

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Discussion What's Going On? An Idea About How We Behave in a Structured Learning Environment

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blog Five-Minute Film Festival: Flipped Classrooms

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Discussion Cosmopolitanism and Project-based Inquiry

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Discussion No Day But Today: One-Day Teaching Resolutions

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Discussion 17 Ways to Help Students With ADHD Concentrate

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Discussion Are You Ready for the New School Year?

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Discussion What Does a 21st-Century Classroom Look Like: Justification for Answers

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Discussion Tips for Teachers: How to Deal With Upset Parents

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Discussion Don't Ask, Don't Tell in Our Schools

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Discussion A Tale of Two Perspectives: My Experience Starting with a Clean Slate

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Discussion The Lengths Teachers Will Go

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Discussion 5 Quotes to Focus You This Fall

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Discussion What Students Leave Unspoken

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Discussion Sustained Silent Reading in High School

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Discussion Student Choice and Station Teaching

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Discussion 3 Activities to Try With Your English Language Learners

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Discussion The Grit to Jump Hurdles & Grace to Recover From Them

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Discussion What Did I Assume About My Students' Summers?

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Discussion Destination Education: What is a Must-See Place in Your State?

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Discussion Back-to-School Letters: Assign Homework Before the Year Even Starts!

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Discussion Can We Make the Teaching Profession Noble Again?

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Discussion Classroom Culture and Pencil Procedures

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Discussion Induction Programs Need to Be Better

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blog New Study: Engage Kids With 7x the Effect

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blog 3 Ways to Plan for Diverse Learners: What Teachers Do

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blog A Student Maker and the Birth of a Startup

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blog Helping Students Start the School Year With a Positive Mindset

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Discussion Back-to-School Letters: Assign Homework Before the Year Even Starts!

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blog To Teach Effective Writing, Model Effective Writing

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blog The Key to Effective Teams in Schools: Emotional Intelligence

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Discussion 5 Ways to Help Students Affected by Generational Poverty

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blog Summer Reading List: 5 Books on Professional Development

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blog Hands-Off Teaching Cultivates Metacognition

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blog Metacognition: Nurturing Self-Awareness in the Classroom

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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 21st-Century Libraries: The Learning Commons

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blog 8 Pathways to Every Student's Success

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Discussion Video Games: Using Technology to Create a New Paradigm

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blog Debunking Homework Myths

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blog Blended Learning: Working With One iPad

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blog Start a Reading Revolution: Flip Your Class With Blogs

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blog The Power of "I Don't Know"

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