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5-Minute Film Festival

5-Minute Film Festival: Reaching Learners of All Abilities

Looking for resources to help understand and address learning differences in the classroom? This collection of videos and resources offers strategies teachers can use to reach all students in an inclusive environment.
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Literacy

Want to Take Over My Class? Be My Guest!

With the guest journal exercise, a literary show-and-tell taps into students' passions, gives them agency, and helps develop their thinking on a variety of subjects.
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Education Trends

How Well Do Schools Communicate?

What's the current public attitude towards public schools? Anne O'Brien discusses the 2014 Gallup Poll findings and ponders positive ways the data can be used by teachers and schools.
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Education Equity

How Can We Avoid Limiting Our Students Via Race, Class, and Gender?

It's critical to keep bias out of the classroom, where no student deserves to be judged by his or her race, socioeconomic class, or gender.
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Field Trips

Into the Wilderness: Expanding the Lives of Kids

Our relationship with nature is essential to who we are, which is why wilderness experiences are (or should be) part of every young person's education.
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Technology Integration

How to Integrate Tech When It Keeps Changing

For students to embrace the skills needed in a changing technology landscape, teachers must coordinate knowledge, instructional practices, and technologies to positively influence academic achievement.
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Family Engagement

Parent Communication Toolbox

While each school community is unique, there's a wide range of digital tools to keep parents involved when face-to-face communication isn't possible.
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Character Education

SMART Goal Setting With Your Students

SMART goals are specific, measurable, action-oriented, rigorous, and tracked. Help your students develop them through a series of ongoing peer interviews.
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Coding in the Classroom

Advanced Level Projects with Scratch: Fun with Fractals

The series about coding with Scratch concludes with an advanced lesson in recursion, opening the door to the mysterious yet ultimately logical world of fractals.
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STEM

STEM Everywhere: Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math in the Real World

Explore STEM education in settings beyond the classroom walls, and see how opportunities to learn science, technology, engineering, and mathematics are all around us.
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