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video A New Day for Learning: Expanding the Educational Experience

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Article It’s OK to Say No

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Discussion 15 Characteristics of a 21st-Century Teacher

Last comment 6 days 2 hours ago in Technology Integration
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Article Getting to Know Students Deeply

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Article Using Technology to Empower Students With Special Needs

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Article Want to Improve a District? Let Teachers Lead the Way

Last comment 2 weeks 3 days ago in Teacher Collaboration
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Article Bringing Authors Into Your Classroom

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Article Creating a Classroom Culture of Laughter

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Discussion Need Help with Student Biography PBL

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Article 6 PD Reads You Shouldn’t Miss

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Article In Their Own Words: Teachers Bullied by Colleagues

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Article Meriden Public Schools: Courageous Leadership and Innovation in Action

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Article Meeting the Needs of Students With ADHD

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Discussion When Behavior Charts Don't Work, Throw Them Out!

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Article Making Transitions Work for Students and Teachers

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Article A Case for Finger Counting

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article Made With Play: Game-Based Learning Resources

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Article Twelve Days of Christmas Sites

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Article Helping Children Develop Emotional Literacy

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Article Middle School Maker Journey: Assessment in an Ungraded Classroom

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Article Free Apps to Support Vocabulary Acquisition by ELLs

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Article Using PBL to Meet C3 Social Studies Standards

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Discussion A Look at the Past, Present, and Future of Special Education

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video A New Day for Learning: Expanding the Educational Experience

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Article 13 Powerful SEL Activities

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Article Sparking Curiosity and Solving Real-World Problems

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Schools that Work Embracing Failure: Building a Growth Mindset Through the Arts

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Discussion Concepts of Curriculum with Special Needs

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Discussion Need help with heavy content based lessons

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Article Changing Who Gets to Make the World

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Article The Impact of Student-Created Apps

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Article Using Technology to Empower Students With Special Needs

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

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Article Tech Buddies: Building Technology Skills Through Peer Teaching

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Discussion The Finger Exercises of Rhetoric

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Article 5 Apps to Transform Teaching and Personalize Learning

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Article Are We Innovating, or Just Digitizing Traditional Teaching?

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Article 7 Outstanding K–8 Flexible Classrooms

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Discussion The Challenge of Middle School Entry

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Discussion 15 Characteristics of a 21st-Century Teacher

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

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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

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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?

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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

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Discussion 3 Methods To Motivate the Unmotivated

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

Posted 1 year 11 months ago in Student Engagement
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Article Strategies to Build Intrinsic Motivation

Posted 1 year 11 months ago in Classroom Management
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Article The Power of the Positive Phone Call Home

Posted 2 years 1 week ago in New Teachers
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Article 4 Reasons to Start Class With a Poem Each Day

Posted 1 year 5 months ago in Literacy
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Article Fresh Starts for Hard-to-Like Students

Posted 2 years 4 months ago in Classroom Management
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Article Homework vs. No Homework Is the Wrong Question

Posted 2 years 5 months ago in Social and Emotional Learning
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Article 4 Things Transformational Teachers Do

Posted 2 years 4 weeks ago in Back to School
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Article Kids Speak Out on Student Engagement

Posted 2 years 5 months ago in Student Engagement
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Article 6 Hand Signals That Bring Learning to Life

Posted 1 year 4 months ago in Formative Assessment
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Article Recognizing and Overcoming False Growth Mindset

Posted 1 year 7 months ago in Growth Mindset
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Article Creative Ways to Grade and Provide Feedback for Students

Posted 1 year 8 months ago in Formative Assessment
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article #MyClassContest Photo Sweepstakes: Win a Surface 3 Tablet

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Article Strategies for Strengthening the Brain’s Executive Functions

Posted 2 years 4 months ago in Brain-Based Learning
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Article The Pygmalion Effect: Communicating High Expectations

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Article 6 Opening and Closing Routines for New Teachers

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Discussion 15 Characteristics of a 21st-Century Teacher

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Article Don't Quit: 5 Strategies for Recovering After Your Worst Day Teaching

Posted 2 years 4 months ago in Teacher Wellness
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Article Meeting the Needs of All Students: A First Step

Posted 1 year 11 months ago in Teacher Leadership
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Article What the Heck Is Project-Based Learning?

Posted 2 years 1 week ago in Project-Based Learning
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Article Why Teaching Kindness in Schools Is Essential to Reduce Bullying

Posted 2 years 1 week ago in Bullying Prevention
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