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blog 5 Characteristics of an Effective School Team

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blog 11 Essentials for Excellent ePortfolios

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blog How Well Do Schools Communicate?

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Discussion #ThinkPossible: Not Giving Up on Disruptive Students Even When We Really, Really Want To

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article 10 Takeaway Tips for Project-Based Learning

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Discussion 10 Things Every New Teacher Needs to Know

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blog 20 Awesome BYOD and Mobile Learning Apps

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blog 20 Tips for Creating a Safe Learning Environment

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Discussion 2015-2016 Project Highlights From 'Iolani Lower School Makerspace

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blog 3 Strategies for Authentic Race, Class, and Gender Discussions

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Discussion 4 Ways Audio Recording Can Boost Classroom Learning

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blog 5 Questions That Promote Student Success in High-Poverty Schools

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blog 5-Minute Film Festival: Resources for Filmmaking in the Classroom

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blog 7 Ways to Use Drones in the Classroom

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blog A Checklist for Back-to-School Night

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blog A New Era for Student Assessment

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blog A Step-by-Step Guide to College Financial Aid

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Discussion Advice Needed - How to Become a Teacher

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Discussion Advice Needed - Safety During Home Visits

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Discussion Advice Needed: Identifying the "Special" Traits of a Child in a Large Classroom

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Schools that Work Low-Stakes Writing: Writing to Learn, Not Learning to Write

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blog Fair Isn’t Equal: Seven Classroom Tips

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blog The Election and the Educator

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blog 5 Characteristics of an Effective School Team

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Discussion Taking the Plunge with Social Media in the Classroom

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blog Over the Rainbow: History Through a Pop Music Lens

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Discussion PBL in High School Chemistry - Ideas Needed!

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Discussion Where to Get Training in Resilience?

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Discussion What's Your Advice to Help with Differentiated Instruction ?

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Discussion Trying to Keep Students Involved: What Can We Do About Homework?

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Discussion What Toys Are Great for Helping Kids with STEM?

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blog Pop Up and Make: Student-Designed and Facilitated Makerspaces

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blog Creating an Authentic Maker Education Rubric

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blog How to Kickstart Maker Education

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blog Assessment in Making

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blog Building SEL Skills Through Formative Assessment

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article Google for Educators: The Best Features for Busy Teachers

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article 10 Takeaway Tips for Project-Based Learning

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article Summer Prep for Back to School: Resources for School Leaders

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blog 4 Reasons to Start Class With a Poem Each Day

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Discussion From Wealthy to Homeless: Meaningful Learning in a Classroom with a Range of Backgrounds

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Discussion Communicating our Academic Values to Young Thinkers

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Discussion 14 Hilarious Homework Excuses

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Discussion “Please Call Me Jason”: Supporting Our Transgender Students

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Discussion Getting Students to Define a 'Fact'

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Discussion Shoes for Teachers: What's on Your Feet?

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Discussion Reading: Bringing the Background Up Front

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Discussion Creating a Love of Poetry in Middle School

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Discussion My Best (Professional) Self

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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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blog New Study: Engage Kids With 7x the Effect

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blog Positive, Not Punitive, Classroom-Management Tips

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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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blog 7 Learning Zones Every Classroom Must Have

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blog 9 Ways to Plan Transformational Lessons: Planning the Best Curriculum Unit Ever

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

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blog Project-Based Learning vs. Problem-Based Learning vs. X-BL

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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 Sometimes Misbehavior Is Not What It Seems

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blog Metacognition: Nurturing Self-Awareness in the Classroom

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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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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 The Power of "I Don't Know"

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blog 5 Research-Based Tips for Providing Students with Meaningful Feedback

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blog Back to School: Preparing for Day One

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