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

Last comment 4 weeks 21 hours ago in Communication Skills
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Article Questioning That Deepens Comprehension

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Article Redesigning District-Wide Special Education Services

Last comment 4 weeks 9 hours ago in School Leadership
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Article Setting the Stage for Arts Integration

Last comment 2 weeks 1 day ago in Arts Integration
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Article Six Reasons Rewards Don't Work

Last comment 2 weeks 4 days ago in Teacher Leadership
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Article Supporting Kids Through Times of Change

Last comment 2 weeks 3 days ago in Social and Emotional Learning
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Article Teaching Personal/Social Management Skills in Physical Education

Last comment 1 day 14 hours ago in Social and Emotional Learning
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Article Teaching Your Students How to Have a Conversation

Last comment 1 week 9 hours ago in Communication Skills
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Discussion The Dos and Don'ts of Classroom Management: Your 25 Best Tips

Last comment 3 weeks 2 days ago in Classroom Management
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Article The Graduate Profile: A Focus on Outcomes

Last comment 3 weeks 5 days ago in School Leadership
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Article The Shield of Achilles Project: How I Used Digital Video to Make Classical Lit Relevant

Last comment 2 weeks 3 days ago in Student Engagement
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Article Tips for Combining Project-Based and Service Learning

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Discussion Two Approaches to Self-Paced Learning

Last comment 3 weeks 1 day ago in Blended Learning
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Article Using Clickers? A Note of Caution

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Article What We Lose With the Decline of Cursive

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Article When Your School Is a Museum

Last comment 1 week 6 days ago in Place-Based Learning
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Article (Almost) Paperless Literature Circles

Last comment 2 weeks 6 days ago in Literacy
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Discussion 15 Characteristics of a 21st-Century Teacher

Last comment 2 weeks 1 day ago in Technology Integration
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Discussion 20 Inspiring Reasons Why You Love to Teach

Last comment 3 weeks 1 day ago in Teacher Leadership
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Article 20 Movies Every Educator Should See

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Discussion Our workshop on creativity in Fukuoka, Japan

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Article Entering the Quiet Zone

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Discussion Help! YouTube Alternates for Students?

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Article A Powerful Way to End the School Year

Last comment 1 week 2 days ago in Creativity
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Article Homework, Sleep, and the Student Brain

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Schools that Work Exit Tickets: Checking for Understanding

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Discussion Good Educator Listservs?

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Discussion The Big Social Justice Book List Project

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Article 19 Big and Small Classroom Management Strategies

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Article Get the Most Out of Summer

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Article Overcoming the Principle of Least Effort

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Article Interactive Notebooks: No Special Hardware Required

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Article Photos: A Look Inside the Grand Rapids Museum School

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Article 10 Tips for Teaching English-Language Learners

Last comment 1 week 6 days ago in Student Engagement
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Article Preparing a Classroom Culture for Deeper Learning

Last comment 1 week 6 days ago in Inquiry-Based Learning
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Article When Your School Is a Museum

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article The Big List of Educational Grants and Resources

Last comment 1 week 6 days ago in Community Partnerships
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Schools that Work Blended Learning: Making it Work in Your Classroom

Last comment 1 week 6 days ago in Blended Learning
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Discussion Writing Contest #2 That Works for My Students: DAR American History Essays

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Article Blended Learning: Behind the Scenes

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Discussion 5 Innovative Ways To Create Positive Classroom Culture

Posted 1 year 2 months ago in Learning Environments
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Discussion What We're Getting Wrong About the Technology in Schools Debate

Posted 1 year 2 months ago in Technology Integration
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Discussion Good Teacher...Bad Behavior!

Posted 1 year 2 months ago in Classroom Management
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Discussion Self-Assessment: A Powerful Tool to Improve Student Learning and Understanding

Posted 1 year 2 months ago in Assessment
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Discussion Quiet: Susan Cain on Approaching Introverted Students

Posted 1 year 2 months ago in Student Engagement
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Discussion Poetry for English Language Learners: Celebrate National Poetry Month with Your Students

Posted 1 year 2 months ago in English-Language Learners
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Discussion Wrestling with Trump in the Classroom

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Discussion 7 Playful Tactics To Get Kids Writing Poetry

Posted 1 year 2 months ago in Creativity
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Discussion Strategies to Help Struggling Readers

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Discussion Project Week - A Week to Do Whatever You Want

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Discussion Using Personal Student Quotes To Summarize Learning And Understanding

Posted 1 year 3 months ago in Teaching Strategies
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Discussion Up (or Down) Periscope?

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Discussion My Philosophy On Teaching Robotics

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Discussion A Facebook Status Can Be a Starting Point for Hesitant Writers

Posted 1 year 3 months ago in Social Media
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Discussion 3 Rules to Break When Teaching Shakespeare

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Discussion What's Going On? An Idea About How We Behave in a Structured Learning Environment

Posted 1 year 3 months ago in Professional Development
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Discussion Project-Based Learning Using Disney Movies

Posted 1 year 3 months ago in Project-Based Learning
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Discussion Low Budget High Quality Videos for the Flipped Classroom

Posted 1 year 3 months ago in Flipped Classroom
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Discussion Mindful Classroom Management & the Power of Patience

Posted 1 year 3 months ago in Classroom Management
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Discussion A Mock US Supreme Court Hearing: The Metal Bladed Kirpan and the Free Exercise Clause

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

Posted 8 months 3 weeks ago in Growth Mindset
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Article Building Staff Rapport With Flash Lessons

Posted 1 year 1 month ago in School Climate
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Article When Grading Harms Student Learning

Posted 1 year 7 months ago in Assessment
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Article Elementary Classroom Hacks: Big Ideas at Little Cost

Posted 1 year 10 months ago in Learning Environments
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Article Metacognition: Nurturing Self-Awareness in the Classroom

Posted 2 years 2 months ago in Brain-Based Learning
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Article 8 Pathways to Every Student's Success

Posted 2 years 5 months ago in Social and Emotional Learning
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Article It’s a Mistake Not to Use Mistakes as Part of the Learning Process

Posted 2 years 7 months ago in Formative Assessment
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Article 12 Choices to Help You Step Back From Burnout

Posted 3 years 1 month ago in New Teachers
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Article 4 Steps to Better Writers

Posted 3 years 2 months ago in Student Engagement
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Article 9 Ways to Plan Transformational Lessons: Planning the Best Curriculum Unit Ever

Posted 11 months 16 hours ago in Back to School
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Article 3 Ways to Plan for Diverse Learners: What Teachers Do

Posted 1 year 9 months ago in Differentiated Instruction
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Article 5 Ways to Help Your Students Become Better Questioners

Posted 1 year 10 months ago in Critical Thinking
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Article Why "Content Coverage" is Over: A Manifesto!

Posted 2 years 3 weeks ago in Teacher Leadership
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Article Hands-Off Teaching Cultivates Metacognition

Posted 2 years 2 months ago in Teaching Strategies
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Article 8 Strategies to Keep Informational Reading Fun

Posted 2 years 2 months ago in Literacy
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Article 21st-Century Libraries: The Learning Commons

Posted 2 years 5 months ago in School Libraries
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Discussion Kids Do Well If They Can: A Strength-Based Approach

Posted 2 years 8 months ago in Social and Emotional Learning
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Article Back to School: Preparing for Day One

Posted 2 years 10 months ago in New Teachers
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Article The Neuroscience Behind Stress and Learning

Posted 2 years 11 months ago in Brain-Based Learning
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Article Why Storytelling in the Classroom Matters

Posted 2 years 11 months ago in Literacy
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