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Energy and Calm: Brain Breaks and Focused-Attention Practices

Here are some activities to stimulate your students' minds when they need a change, and to focus and calm them when they're just too stimulated.

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5 Rules Why Teachers Should Stop Spoon-Feeding

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The Heart of Teaching: What It Means to Be a Great Teacher

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7 Tips for Better Classroom Management

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U.S. Math Scores Fall in Global Rankings

The latest PISA rankings show a decline in U.S. math scores, but experts say that focusing on successes at home may be more important.

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Enliven Class Discussions With Gallery Walks

From chalk talks to computer tours, learn how to engage your students in small-group and whole-class discussions.

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4 Truths About Teaching English Language Learners

One veteran teacher shares her experiences helping ELL students thrive.

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Using Apple Teacher for Professional Development

A seasoned educator shares her tips for getting the most out of Apple resources. 

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Engage and Motivate Your Students Before the Holiday Break

Projects designed to embrace holiday and seasonal themes—and timed to coincide with the holiday schedule—can relieve pressure on the teacher, enthuse students, and keep them learning and engaged up to the last moment.

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A Principal’s Perspective: The Importance of School Culture

Building a strong school culture helps breed student success.

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Why Restorative Practices Benefit All Students

Punitive discipline can be harmful and unfair—restorative practices offer hopeful solutions.

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30 Techniques to Quiet a Noisy Class

Whether you use musical instruments, game pieces, call-and-response, or electronic devices, there are many successful ways of getting students to focus front and stop talking.

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What Is Successful Technology Integration?

Well-integrated use of technology resources by thoroughly trained teachers makes twenty-first-century learning possible. From our Technology Integration Professional Development Guide.

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5 Quick Classroom-Management Tips for Novice Teachers

Check out these five management strategies new teachers can begin using immediately in their classrooms.

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6 Scaffolding Strategies to Use With Your Students

Blogger Rebecca Alber shares scaffolding strategies to use in your lessons. (Updated 01/2014)

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5 Highly Effective Teaching Practices

Check out these researched-based, best teaching practices and share with us the ways you already use them in your classroom.

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Doing It Differently: Tips for Teaching Vocabulary

Rebecca Alber offers tips for teaching vocabulary that include letting students select the words, putting away dictionaries, and creating time for talk and play with new terms.

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What Does "Technology Integration" Mean?

Blogger Mary Beth Hertz shares her four levels of classroom technology integration: sparse, basic, comfortable, and seamless.

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