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Article Bring Excitement Into Any Lesson

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Article Biased Discipline at My School

Last comment 2 weeks 4 days ago in Education Equity
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Article Back to School: Goal Setting With Your Students

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Article 7 Tips for Better Classroom Management

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Article Why Don’t We Differentiate Professional Development?

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Discussion What's Your Story? - How to Pitch Your Lesson

Last comment 4 weeks 1 day ago in Lesson Plans
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Schools that Work Wellbeing: Fostering Self-Awareness and Empathy With Grounding Texts

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Article Waiting is the Hardest (and Best) Part

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Article Tools for Teaching: Managing a Large Class Size

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Article The Risks of Guesstimating Homework Time

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Discussion The Problem with Standards-Based Grading

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video The Heart-Brain Connection: The Neuroscience of Social, Emotional, and Academic Learning

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

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Discussion The Big Brain and the Little Brain: Dichotomous vs. Problem-Based Thinking

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Article The 3 E's of Literacy: Strategies to Nurture A Love of Reading

Last comment 2 weeks 5 days ago in Student Engagement
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Article Test Prep with Virtual Tools: 10 Flashcard Apps for Mobile Devices

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Article Teaching Your Students How to Have a Conversation

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Article Teaching Kids to Move Beyond One-Word Questions

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Schools that Work Teaching Group Work: Building Student Collaboration and Agency

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Article Strategies to Help Struggling Writers

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Article How Gaming Connects to SEL and Career Readiness

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Discussion Gender Stereotypes in the Classroom

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Discussion CLIL Application in the Flipped Classroom

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

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video Embedding Assessment Throughout the Project (Keys to PBL Series Part 5)

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Article 5 Tips for Engaging Parent Volunteers in the Classroom

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Schools that Work Advisory: 22 Ways to Build Relationships for Educational Success

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Discussion Advice Needed: Picking Up Later in the Year

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Article Projects to Engage Middle School Readers

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Article Digital Shop Class: Fun and Profitable

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Article 4 Steps to Better Writers

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Discussion The Burden of Being a Black Teacher

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Discussion Leadership Matters: What makes a good school?

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Discussion Recommendations for Teaching Comic Strips?

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Article 19 Big and Small Classroom Management Strategies

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Article 6 Paths to Better Leadership

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Article Recognizing and Overcoming False Growth Mindset

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Article Now Hiring: Flipped Learning Architects

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Article When Your Child Has a Mediocre Teacher

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Discussion Dealing With an Angry Parent

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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

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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

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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

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Discussion Project-Based Learning Using Disney Movies

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Discussion Low Budget High Quality Videos for the Flipped Classroom

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Discussion Mindful Classroom Management & the Power of Patience

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Discussion A Mock US Supreme Court Hearing: The Metal Bladed Kirpan and the Free Exercise Clause

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Discussion Helping Students Believe That They can Write

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Discussion 5 Easy Options for Beginning Tech Integration

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Discussion Have Students Decorate Their Imaginations

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Discussion Why We Should Help Students to See the Limitlessness of Their Willpower

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Discussion From Makerspace to Makerspaces: School-Wide Integration of a Maker Mindset

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Discussion How to Use Social Media to Strengthen Student Writing

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Discussion 10 Reasons to Use Google My Maps in the Classroom

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Discussion 3 Tips to Reframe Valentine's Day for Special Needs Students

Posted 11 months 3 weeks ago in Bullying Prevention
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Discussion When Behavior Charts Don't Work, Throw Them Out!

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Article Nurturing Intrinsic Motivation and Growth Mindset in Writing

Posted 2 years 6 months ago in Growth Mindset
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Article 5 Powerful Questions Teachers Can Ask Students

Posted 3 years 2 months ago in Student Engagement
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Discussion Share your crowdfunding projects with us! (DonorsChoose, Kickstarter, Indiegogo, and others.)

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article The Big List of Educational Grants and Resources

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Article Do's & Don'ts for Teaching English-Language Learners

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Article Making Failure Harder Work Than Passing

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Article Homework vs. No Homework Is the Wrong Question

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Discussion What Students Remember Most About Teachers

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Article It’s a Mistake Not to Use Mistakes as Part of the Learning Process

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Article The Art of Managing Middle School Students

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Article 12 Choices to Help You Step Back From Burnout

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

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Article 9 Ways to Plan Transformational Lessons: Planning the Best Curriculum Unit Ever

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Article When Grading Harms Student Learning

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Article Elementary Classroom Hacks: Big Ideas at Little Cost

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Article Why "Content Coverage" is Over: A Manifesto!

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Article 8 Strategies to Keep Informational Reading Fun

Posted 1 year 9 months ago in Literacy
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Article 21st-Century Libraries: The Learning Commons

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Article 8 Pathways to Every Student's Success

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Discussion Kids Do Well If They Can: A Strength-Based Approach

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