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Social Media

8 Tips to Create a Twitter-Driven School Culture

Administrators can create a more connected school culture by modeling Twitter use and encouraging staff to work, play, and learn through the medium.
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Social and Emotional Learning

Helping Students Find Purpose and Appreciation for School

There are four areas that matter most to job satisfaction and productivity teachers can apply to their own work -- and to the lessons they design for students.
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Growth Mindset

Watch What's Working: Carol Dweck Talks Growth Mindset

Watch Carol Dweck, Stanford University's growth mindset guru and researcher, talk about the winning combination of having high expectations of students and providing effective support.
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Blended Learning

Blended Learning in the Mix: The Informed Parent

Parents of students in blended learning programs should understand the changing roles of technology and teachers, and make an effort to stay informed about edtech.
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Arts Integration

It's a Snap! 4 Ways to Use Music With Special Needs Students

Special ed teachers should consider music in their classrooms to supplement visuals, teach through students' favorite songs, emphasize rhythm, and generalize lessons into non-musical settings.
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Back to School

This Ain't Your Momma's Open House

Use QR codes, augmented reality, virtual tours, and other advances in classroom technology to change up the sometimes less-than-efficient rituals of Parent Open House.
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Classroom Management

Teaching in the Moment

Teaching can be a lot like improvisational acting when your goals are making your students look good, listening and responding appropriately, and "accepting the offer."
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Professional Development

10 Tips for Delivering Awesome Professional Development

Having clear objectives and starting on time are some of the tips one expert offers for creating effective professional development for teachers.
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Family Engagement

Educating Parents About Education

Many parents today have an educational perspective based on 20th century pedagogy and methodology. Teachers need to educate them about where education is now.
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Literacy

Be a Reading Rebel! (And Model Reading for Fun for Your Students)

Do you read for pleasure in front of your students? If not, here's why you should start.
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