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

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blog Strategies for Getting and Keeping the Brain’s Attention

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blog Differentiation Is Just Too Difficult: Myth-Busting DI Part 3

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blog Applying Mindfulness to Mundane Classroom Tasks

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blog 30 Techniques to Quiet a Noisy Class

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blog Less Is More: The Value of a Teacher's Time

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blog How Student Centered Is Your Classroom?

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Discussion Classroom to Community: How Do You Get Your Students Out There?

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blog Our Boys Need Us: The Power of Mentoring

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Discussion Using Stand Up Tables in the Classroom

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blog Applying Mindfulness to Mundane Classroom Tasks

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blog The 8 Minutes That Matter Most

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Discussion If I Could Only Give My Students One Piece of Advice

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blog Technology and Teaching: Finding a Balance

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blog What Is Personalization, Really?

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blog Tools for Teaching: Managing a Large Class Size

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blog 4 Free Web Tools for Student Portfolios

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Discussion Principals As Chief Culture Officers: Five (Not Always Easy) Steps

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Discussion If I Could Only Give My Students One Piece of Advice

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Discussion What If We Designed Schools Like Disney Designs Parks?

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Discussion Classroom to Community: How Do You Get Your Students Out There?

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Discussion Tech Tuesday: How to Stop Worrying and Love the Tech

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Discussion Talking With Students - The Best Part of My Week

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Discussion Teaching the Teachable Moment We Never Wanted to Happen

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Discussion Empowering Student Voice Through Classroom Culture

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Discussion Reading Is Lifework

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Discussion 15 Tips from Veteran Educators for Thriving in the First Year

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Discussion Creating a Safe Space for Students to Discuss Sensitive Current Events

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Discussion Using Stand Up Tables in the Classroom

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blog Nurturing the Innovator's Mindset in Your Classroom

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blog How to Divorce Your District

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Discussion 11 Habits of an Effective Teacher

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blog 11 Alternatives to "Round Robin" (and "Popcorn") Reading

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blog The 8 Minutes That Matter Most

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blog 8 Myths That Undermine Educational Effectiveness

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blog 30 Techniques to Quiet a Noisy Class

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blog The Power of the Positive Phone Call Home

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blog 6 Scaffolding Strategies to Use With Your Students

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

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blog The Pygmalion Effect: Communicating High Expectations

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blog Why Teaching Kindness in Schools Is Essential to Reduce Bullying

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Discussion Kids Do Well If They Can: A Strength-Based Approach

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blog Why Storytelling in the Classroom Matters

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blog 5 Powerful Questions Teachers Can Ask Students

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blog Why Curiosity Enhances Learning

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

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blog The Myth of Having Summers Off

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blog Nurturing Intrinsic Motivation and Growth Mindset in Writing

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