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Article How Much Screen Time? That’s the Wrong Question

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Article News Literacy: Critical-Thinking Skills for the 21st Century

Last comment 3 days 6 hours ago in Education Trends
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Article Serving Gifted Students in General Ed Classrooms

Last comment 1 week 19 hours ago in Education Equity
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Article The Risks of Guesstimating Homework Time

Last comment 1 day 9 hours ago in Teacher Development
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Discussion Where to start when integrating digital technologies in classrooms?

Last comment 3 weeks 5 days ago in Technology Integration
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Article 4 Steps to Better Writers

Last comment 1 week 3 days ago in Student Engagement
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Article Confronting the Abominable Snow Day

Last comment 1 day 22 hours ago in Online Learning
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Article Energy and Calm: Brain Breaks and Focused-Attention Practices

Last comment 5 days 6 hours ago in Classroom Management
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Article Q&A: The Art of Coding

Last comment 3 weeks 8 hours ago in Coding in the Classroom
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Article Teaching Why Facts Still Matter

Last comment 1 week 5 days ago in Media Literacy
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Article The Happy Eating Place: How Elementary Students Can Run Their Own Business

Last comment 5 days 19 hours ago in Service Learning
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Article The Optimal Seating Plan? Letting Your Students Choose

Last comment 4 days 9 hours ago in Learning Environments
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Discussion What Toys Are Great for Helping Kids with STEM?

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Article What’s a Gamer Brain and How Can We Harness It in Class?

Last comment 1 week 20 hours ago in Game-Based Learning
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Article 4 Proven Strategies for Teaching Empathy

Last comment 3 weeks 4 days ago in Character Education
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Discussion 50 Little Things Teachers, Parents, and Others Can Do to Improve Education

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Article 8 Top Tips for Highly Effective PD

Last comment 2 weeks 1 day ago in Professional Development
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Discussion An Alternative to Kahoot for In-Class Review

Last comment 3 weeks 5 days ago in Game-Based Learning
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Schools that Work Analyze Student Work to Inform Instruction

Last comment 1 week 6 days ago in Teacher Collaboration
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Discussion Balanced Literacy in Secondary Classrooms? Yes!

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article Why Integrate Technology into the Curriculum?: The Reasons Are Many

Last comment 2 days 13 hours ago in Technology Integration
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Article Teaching and Learning: Using iPads in the Classroom

Last comment 2 days 17 hours ago in Mobile Learning
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Article Executive Skills and the Struggling Reader

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Article The Crisis in Black Education: Focusing on Young People’s Strengths

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Article How to Manage Cell Phones in the Classroom

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Article News Literacy: Critical-Thinking Skills for the 21st Century

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Discussion 5 Tips for Writing Amazing Community Posts for Edutopia

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Article Exploring the World in Your Class

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Article 30 Techniques to Quiet a Noisy Class

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Article The Optimal Seating Plan? Letting Your Students Choose

Last comment 4 days 9 hours ago in Learning Environments
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Discussion Share your crowdfunding projects with us! (DonorsChoose, Kickstarter, Indiegogo, and others.)

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Discussion Comparison Kills Community

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Discussion What Toys Are Great for Helping Kids with STEM?

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Discussion Rock On! Teaching Focus and Interconnectedness Through Rock Sculptures

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

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article Resources and Downloads for Financial Literacy

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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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Discussion #ThinkPossible: Find and Work Through Children’s Strengths

Posted 7 months 3 days 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 7 months 1 week ago in Game-Based Learning
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Discussion #ThinkPossible: Not Giving Up on Disruptive Students Even When We Really, Really Want To

Posted 7 months 1 week ago in Classroom Management
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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?

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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

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Discussion Building Empathetic Relationships with the Parents of Your Most Challenging Student

Posted 7 months 2 weeks ago in Family Engagement
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Discussion 3 Methods To Motivate the Unmotivated

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Discussion Freeze Frame: A Discussion Strategy

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Discussion Engaging Students Through Google Maps

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Discussion 4 Tech Tools to Explore

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Discussion Blurring The Lines Between Teachers and Students: Student Assistant Teaching

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Discussion Two Educators: Two Roads Converged

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Discussion End of the Year Reflection - What We'll Remember

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Discussion Teaching Teens to Handle Tragedies Before They Happen

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Discussion 15 Ways to Use Play-Doh in the Junior High or High School Classroom

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Discussion Songwriting For Your Place: Every School Needs a Song!

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Schools that Work Oracy in the Classroom: Strategies for Effective Talk

Posted 5 months 1 week ago in Communication Skills
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Article Flexible Seating and Student-Centered Classroom Redesign

Posted 10 months 1 week ago in Learning Environments
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Article The Teacher Curse No One Wants to Talk About

Posted 1 year 2 months ago in Teaching Strategies
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Article 22 Powerful Closure Activities

Posted 1 year 2 months ago in Teaching Strategies
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Article Why Don’t We Differentiate Professional Development?

Posted 1 year 1 month ago in Professional Development
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Article Strategies for Helping Students Motivate Themselves

Posted 1 year 5 months ago in Student Engagement
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Article 7 Tips for Better Classroom Management

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Article 4 Reasons to Start Class With a Poem Each Day

Posted 11 months 3 weeks ago in Literacy
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Article Recognizing and Overcoming False Growth Mindset

Posted 1 year 1 month ago in Growth Mindset
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Article Classroom Management: The Intervention Two-Step

Posted 1 year 5 months ago in Classroom Management
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Article The Power of the Positive Phone Call Home

Posted 1 year 6 months ago in New Teachers
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article #MyClassContest Photo Sweepstakes: Win a Surface 3 Tablet

Posted 1 year 9 months ago in Community Bulletin Board
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Article Fresh Starts for Hard-to-Like Students

Posted 1 year 10 months ago in Classroom Management
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Article Strategies for Strengthening the Brain’s Executive Functions

Posted 1 year 11 months ago in Brain-Based Learning
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Article The Pygmalion Effect: Communicating High Expectations

Posted 2 years 2 months ago in Education Trends
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Article Strategies to Build Intrinsic Motivation

Posted 1 year 5 months ago in Classroom Management
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Article 4 Things Transformational Teachers Do

Posted 1 year 7 months ago in Back to School
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Article Kids Speak Out on Student Engagement

Posted 2 years 2 days ago in Student Engagement
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Article Creative Ways to Grade and Provide Feedback for Students

Posted 1 year 3 months ago in Formative Assessment
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Article What the Heck Is Project-Based Learning?

Posted 1 year 6 months ago in Project-Based Learning
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