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New Teachers: Resource Roundup

From classroom management to working with parents, lesson planning to learning environments, this compilation of blogs, videos, and other resources provides an array of tips and advice for teachers just starting out.

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blog On-the-Spot Scaffolding for Students

Last comment 1 hour 54 min ago in Teaching Strategies

blog The Reflective Teacher: Taking a Long Look

Last comment 8 hours 30 min ago in Professional Development

Discussion Advice on How to Survive Students' Personal Tragedies

Last comment 4 days 3 hours ago in Mental Health

blog The Power of the Positive Phone Call Home

Last comment 4 days 20 hours ago in New Teachers

Discussion Conquering giants 3rd grade

Last comment 2 weeks 1 day ago in Creativity

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Innovations in Teacher Prep and Support: Resource Roundup

In this collection, find resources that discuss some of the innovative strategies used by teacher educators, mentors, coaches, and other professionals to prepare and support preservice and new teachers and facilitate ongoing teacher development.

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Looking for information on guiding classroom communities, minimizing disruptions, and developing class routines to help students stay engaged and focused on learning? This resource collection is packed with useful tips, tools, and advice.

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Creating a Welcoming and Intellectually Challenging Classroom

Check out these important strategies for creating an inclusive learning space that also challenges students with rigorous thinking and projects.
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Discussion Kindergarten Entry Date

Last comment 1 week 11 hours ago in Back to School

article 8 Weeks of Free Teacher Resources for Back to School

Last comment 1 week 5 days ago in Back to School

blog This Ain't Your Momma's Open House

Last comment 7 hours 5 min ago in Back to School

blog The Power of the Positive Phone Call Home

Last comment 4 days 20 hours ago in New Teachers

Discussion 4 Ways to Maximize Back to School Night

Last comment 1 week 4 days ago in Back to School

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A Checklist for Back to School Night

Back to School Night is often the first interaction a teacher has with parents and guardians. Here's a helpful checklist for educators of five must-haves for this special night.

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Discussion Kindergarten Entry Date

Last comment 1 week 11 hours ago in Back to School

article 8 Weeks of Free Teacher Resources for Back to School

Last comment 1 week 5 days ago in Back to School

blog This Ain't Your Momma's Open House

Last comment 7 hours 5 min ago in Back to School

blog The Power of the Positive Phone Call Home

Last comment 4 days 20 hours ago in New Teachers

Discussion 4 Ways to Maximize Back to School Night

Last comment 1 week 4 days ago in Back to School

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Meeting the Needs of All Students: A First Step

Edutopia blogger Elena Aguilar encourages teachers to confront their own biases so they connect more deeply with each child in their classrooms.

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How Well Do Schools Communicate?

What's the current public attitude towards public schools? Anne O'Brien discusses the 2014 Gallup Poll findings and ponders positive ways the data can be used by teachers and schools.

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How Creative Writing Boosts Students Academically

WriteGirl, a non-profit program provides teen girls with creative writing experiences that develop their voice and also their academic skills.

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Differentiated Instruction: Resource Roundup

In this collection of tools and advice from Edutopia and the Web, find resources to help you adjust instruction in response to diverse learner needs and interests.

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A Defense of Deeper Learning: Watch What's Working, Part 5

Learn about the advisory classes at Envision Schools where students talk about school or personal issues, work on action plans for tackling projects, and get help in a wide variety of areas.

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Discussion Intelligent people are happier

Last comment 1 day 6 hours ago in Assessment

Discussion Why Your Kid's Grades Wont Matter: Part Two

Last comment 5 days 23 hours ago in Assessment

blog Growth Mindset: A Driving Philosophy, Not Just a Tool

Last comment 1 day 22 hours ago in Teaching Strategies

Discussion Group Work- How Do You Make It Work?

Last comment 2 weeks 3 hours ago in Collaborative Learning

Discussion Raise the Gauntlet for Education

Last comment 2 weeks 3 days ago in College Readiness

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