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Article The Missing Autistic Girls

Last comment 1 week 6 days ago in Special Education
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Article Positive Words Go a Long Way

Last comment 1 week 2 days ago in Classroom Management
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Schools that Work Solving Real-World Issues Through Problem-Based Learning

Last comment 20 hours 38 min ago in Critical Thinking
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Article The Big List of Educational Grants and Resources

Last comment 16 hours 42 min ago in Community Partnerships
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Article Compassion as a Classroom Management Tool

Last comment 4 weeks 1 day ago in Classroom Management
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Discussion The Changing Role of the School Librarian

Last comment 2 weeks 3 days ago in School Libraries
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Article The Sensory Room: Helping Students With Autism Focus and Learn

Last comment 2 hours 15 min ago in Learning Environments
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Article 9 Tips for Overcoming Classroom Stage Fright

Last comment 1 day 12 hours ago in Teacher Wellness
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Article Helping Students Become Engaged Citizens

Last comment 2 weeks 2 days ago in Project-Based Learning
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Article Energy and Calm: Brain Breaks and Focused-Attention Practices

Last comment 19 hours 41 min ago in Classroom Management
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Article Student Learning Groups: Homogeneous or Heterogeneous?

Last comment 1 week 2 days ago in Student Engagement
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Article The Tough Work of Improving School Culture

Last comment 16 hours 22 min ago in School Leadership
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Article The Site Council: Empowering Students Through School Governance

Last comment 3 weeks 2 days ago in Student Voice
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Article Flexible Classrooms: Assembly Required

Last comment 3 weeks 1 day ago in Learning Environments
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Article When Students Are Traumatized, Teachers Are Too

Last comment 1 week 1 day ago in Teacher Wellness
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Article 3 Tips for Managing Phone Use in Class

Last comment 3 weeks 6 days ago in Digital Citizenship
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Article Building a Thinking Classroom in Math

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Discussion 20 Ways to Initiate Collaboration With Your Literacy Coach

Last comment 5 days 23 hours ago in Literacy
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Article Nine Strategies for Reaching All Learners in English Language Arts

Last comment 3 weeks 4 days ago in Student Engagement
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Article Too Many Students and Not Enough Time

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Article Kindness: A Lesson Plan

Last comment 2 days 19 hours ago in Social and Emotional Learning
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Article Building a Community of Learners—and Citizens

Last comment 2 days 21 hours ago in Education Equity
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Article Easing the Shift From Elementary to Middle School

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Article Trauma-Informed Practices Benefit All Students

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Article Suspensions Don’t Teach

Last comment 4 days 2 hours ago in School Climate
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Article The Neuroscience of Narrative and Memory

Last comment 4 days 14 hours ago in Brain-Based Learning
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Discussion Share your crowdfunding projects with us! (DonorsChoose, Kickstarter, Indiegogo, and others.)

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Article Blogging in the 21st-Century Classroom

Last comment 4 days 22 hours ago in Technology Integration
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Article Classroom Management: The Intervention Two-Step

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Article Outstanding in Your Field: What It Takes to Be a Great Teacher

Last comment 5 days 10 hours ago in Teacher Leadership
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Discussion 20 Ways to Initiate Collaboration With Your Literacy Coach

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Discussion Hi, I'm Megan. I'm a Teacher and an Alcoholic.

Last comment 6 days 1 hour ago in Mental Health
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Discussion English as a Global Language: Technology and its Value in ELL Programs

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Article Why I Don’t Have Classroom Rules

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Article Gamifying Your World Language Classes

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Article Sparking Curiosity and Solving Real-World Problems

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Discussion How Can I Help Strengthen Professioinal Learning Communities?

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Article Building Resilience, Preventing Burnout

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Article How to Manage Cell Phones in the Classroom

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Discussion Collaborative Inquiry Best Practices?

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Discussion What Makes a Teacher Special?

Posted 1 year 2 months ago in Teacher Wellness
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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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Discussion #ThinkPossible: Find and Work Through Children’s Strengths

Posted 1 year 2 months ago in Social and Emotional Learning
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Discussion Teacher Diversity (Or Lack Of): Especially With Religious Identities

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Discussion The Educational Potential of Pokémon Go

Posted 1 year 2 months ago in Game-Based Learning
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Discussion #ThinkPossible: Not Giving Up on Disruptive Students Even When We Really, Really Want To

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Discussion What I Wish I Knew When I Was a New Teacher

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Discussion What is the Ideal Back-To-School, In-House Professional Development?

Posted 1 year 3 months ago in Professional Development
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Discussion Quick Tips for Progress-Monitoring During Summer Reading

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Discussion How to Talk to a “Problem Student” Without Them Tuning You Out

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Discussion One School District’s Journey into 21st Century Learning Part II: Creating Active Learning Environments

Posted 1 year 3 months ago in Learning Environments
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Discussion Building Empathetic Relationships with the Parents of Your Most Challenging Student

Posted 1 year 3 months ago in Family Engagement
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Discussion 3 Methods To Motivate the Unmotivated

Posted 1 year 3 months ago in Teaching Strategies
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Discussion Freeze Frame: A Discussion Strategy

Posted 1 year 3 months ago in Teaching Strategies
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Discussion Engaging Students Through Google Maps

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Discussion 4 Tech Tools to Explore

Posted 1 year 3 months ago in Technology Integration
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Discussion Blurring The Lines Between Teachers and Students: Student Assistant Teaching

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Article Strategies for Helping Students Motivate Themselves

Posted 2 years 1 month ago in Student Engagement
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Article Classroom Management: The Intervention Two-Step

Posted 2 years 1 month ago in Classroom Management
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Article The Teacher Curse No One Wants to Talk About

Posted 1 year 10 months ago in Teaching Strategies
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Article The Power of the Positive Phone Call Home

Posted 2 years 2 months ago in New Teachers
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Article 4 Reasons to Start Class With a Poem Each Day

Posted 1 year 7 months ago in Literacy
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Article Fresh Starts for Hard-to-Like Students

Posted 2 years 6 months ago in Classroom Management
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Article Homework vs. No Homework Is the Wrong Question

Posted 2 years 7 months ago in Social and Emotional Learning
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Article 6 Hand Signals That Bring Learning to Life

Posted 1 year 6 months ago in Formative Assessment
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Article 4 Things Transformational Teachers Do

Posted 2 years 2 months ago in Back to School
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Article Kids Speak Out on Student Engagement

Posted 2 years 7 months ago in Student Engagement
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Article 6 Opening and Closing Routines for New Teachers

Posted 1 year 2 months ago in New Teachers
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Article Recognizing and Overcoming False Growth Mindset

Posted 1 year 9 months ago in Growth Mindset
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Article Meeting the Needs of All Students: A First Step

Posted 2 years 1 month ago in Teacher Leadership
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Article Why Teaching Kindness in Schools Is Essential to Reduce Bullying

Posted 2 years 2 months ago in Bullying Prevention
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article #MyClassContest Photo Sweepstakes: Win a Surface 3 Tablet

Posted 2 years 5 months ago in Community Bulletin Board
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Article Hands-Off Teaching Cultivates Metacognition

Posted 2 years 6 months ago in Teaching Strategies
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Article Strategies for Strengthening the Brain’s Executive Functions

Posted 2 years 6 months ago in Brain-Based Learning
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Article The Pygmalion Effect: Communicating High Expectations

Posted 2 years 10 months ago in Education Trends
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Discussion 15 Characteristics of a 21st-Century Teacher

Posted 2 years 4 months ago in Technology Integration
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Article Don't Quit: 5 Strategies for Recovering After Your Worst Day Teaching

Posted 2 years 6 months ago in Teacher Wellness
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