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School Leadership

A Principal’s Perspective: The Importance of School Culture

Building a strong school culture helps breed student success.
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Literacy

Literacy Skills in Career and Technical Education Classes

CTE classes are a great place for literacy lessons as students are presented with authentic texts like technical manuals, computer programs, and blueprints.
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Teacher Wellness

2016 Teacher Gift Guide

Looking for a gift for an amazing teacher? We’ve got you covered.
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Social and Emotional Learning

Why Restorative Practices Benefit All Students

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

5 Strategies to Deepen Student Collaboration

Use these five best practices to help your students build a valuable 21st-century skill.
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STEM

Expanding the STEM (or STEAM) Pipeline to Diverse Learners

Presidential award winner Dr. Jaunine Fouché shares strategies for making STEAM education more accessible and engaging.
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Apps

Apps for Sports Lovers (With Curriculum Connections!)

These apps will fire up students with a deep interest in sports—and meet your educational goals, too.
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Teacher Development

Books to Read Over Winter Break

Find out what books made this educator's list and add your own essential reads.
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Literacy

Inspiring Young Writers With Minecraft

Using a topic of great interest to students, like a popular video game, is a handy way to get them writing.
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Coding in the Classroom

15+ Ways of Teaching Every Student to Code (Even Without a Computer)

With this collection of resources, you can teach your students to code—even if you’re still learning yourself.
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