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Discussion 5 Rules Why Teachers Should Stop Spoon-Feeding

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Article Pinterest for Educators?

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Article Helping Struggling Students Build a Growth Mindset

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Article 20 Indispensable High School Reads

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Article 2 Research-Tested Learning Strategies

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Article Technology and Teaching: Finding a Balance

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Discussion 15 Characteristics of a 21st-Century Teacher

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Article 4 Proven Strategies for Teaching Empathy

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Article Not Just Group Work -- Productive Group Work!

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Article SMART Goal Setting With Your Students

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Article Going Gradeless: Student Self-Assessment in PBL

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Article How to Manage Cell Phones in the Classroom

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Article Kindness: A Lesson Plan

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Discussion Advice Needed - Basic Skills Instruction for My Son?

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Article Mindfulness Is All the Rage—But Does It Work?

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Article Encouraging Students to Own Their Work

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Article Back to School: Goal Setting With Your Students

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Discussion Where to start when integrating digital technologies in classrooms?

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Article Serving Gifted Students in General Ed Classrooms

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Discussion Share your crowdfunding projects with us! (DonorsChoose, Kickstarter, Indiegogo, and others.)

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Discussion 5 Rules Why Teachers Should Stop Spoon-Feeding

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Article Pinterest for Educators?

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Article The Happy Eating Place: How Elementary Students Can Run Their Own Business

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Article How to Become and Remain a Transformational Teacher

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Article Flexible Seating and Student-Centered Classroom Redesign

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Article 6 Paths to Better Leadership

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Article Kindness: A Lesson Plan

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Article New Teacher Academy: Building Relationships

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Article The Optimal Seating Plan? Letting Your Students Choose

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Discussion 6 of the Biggest Mistakes Teachers Make

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Article What Does "Technology Integration" Mean?

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Article From Management to Engagement

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Discussion 15 Characteristics of a 21st-Century Teacher

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Discussion Share your crowdfunding projects with us! (DonorsChoose, Kickstarter, Indiegogo, and others.)

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Discussion Balanced Literacy in Secondary Classrooms? Yes!

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Discussion Principal as Instructional Leader: Basic Yet Important Cautions for New Principals

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Article Back to School: Goal Setting With Your Students

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Article SMART Goal Setting With Your Students

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Discussion Rock On! Teaching Focus and Interconnectedness Through Rock Sculptures

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Article Serving Gifted Students in General Ed Classrooms

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Discussion Teach Empathy With Literature

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Discussion Rock On! Teaching Focus and Interconnectedness Through Rock Sculptures

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Discussion Got SEL? Teaching Students to Describe Emotions

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Discussion Challenging Student Behavior: Moving From the Boot to the Root

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Discussion Teaching Nonfiction: How to Turn Good Readers into Engaged Citizens

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Discussion 5 Tips For Using Interactive Notebooks In High School

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Discussion Reframing Questions for Student Comprehension

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Discussion Solving Problems Through Teamwork and a Culture of Helpfulness

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Discussion Deep Listening Activities for Academic Discussions

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Discussion Impossible & Necessary: Surviving the Hardest Year of My Career

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Discussion The Cafeteria Is Your Classroom: How Principals Could Leverage Lunch Duty

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Discussion 9 Tips for Supervising Student Teachers

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Discussion #ThinkPossible for 21st Century Classrooms

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Discussion #ThinkPossible: Challenging Students to be Novelists

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Discussion 5 Tips for Writing Amazing Community Posts for Edutopia

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Discussion What Makes a Teacher Special?

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Discussion #ThinkPossible: Finding my Student Voice

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Discussion It’s Not About the Right Answer: Using Primary Sources to Help Students Ask the Right Questions

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Discussion The Commotion-Free Classroom: Structures & Strategies for a Self-Directed Classroom

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Discussion #ThinkPossible: For Kids’ Sake, Lean Into Those “Yeah, Buts…”

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Article How to Divorce Your District

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Article Energy and Calm: Brain Breaks and Focused-Attention Practices

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Article Nurturing the Innovator's Mindset in Your Classroom

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Article What Doesn't Work: Literacy Practices We Should Abandon

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

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Discussion 11 Habits of an Effective Teacher

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Article 5 Fantastic, Fast, Formative Assessment Tools

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Article 6 Scaffolding Strategies to Use With Your Students

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Article How to Manage Cell Phones in the Classroom

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Article 19 Big and Small Classroom Management Strategies

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Article How to Become and Remain a Transformational Teacher

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Article The 8 Minutes That Matter Most

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Article What I Wish I'd Known as a New Teacher

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Article 13 Common Sayings to Avoid

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Article 30 Techniques to Quiet a Noisy Class

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Article 8 Myths That Undermine Educational Effectiveness

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Article 5 Quick Classroom-Management Tips for Novice Teachers

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

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Article Brains in Pain Cannot Learn!

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Article The Teacher Curse No One Wants to Talk About

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