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New Teachers

First Day of Kindergarten: 8 Survival Skills

Blogger and author Sarah Richard shares eight teacher survival skills for the first day of kindergarten.
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Common Core

ELA Common Core Resources for Elementary Educators

How will the Common Core shift English-language arts and reading in elementary schools? Blogger Matt Davis rounds up the best resources to help parents and educators understand and implement Common Core ELA in elementary school.
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Education Trends

Design Thinking Meets a Community Action Project

Jeanine Harmon, Director of Community Outreach and Service Learning at Park Day School, describes a middle school community action program driven by the principles of design thinking.
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Technology Integration

Back to School: Differentiation for All Students

Edutopia blogger Ben Johnson offers up teaching and technology tools to differentiate classroom learning.
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Education Trends

Creativity is the Secret Sauce in STEM

Science evangelist and Edutopia blogger Ainissa Ramirez turns STEM into STEAM through the amazing, artistic secret sauce of creativity.
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New Teachers

You Only Get One "First Day of School"

Blogger and veteran teacher Lisa Mims reminds us that we only get one 'first day of school' (even we've already been there 28 times!) and offers seven tips for making a good impression on our students.
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Project-Based Learning

Focus on Collaboration to Kick Off New School Year

Blogger Suzie Boss shares steps for assisting secondary students with classroom collaboration.
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Assessment

Hit the Mark With Digital Media Exit Cards

Edutopia blogger Matt Levinson illustrates the importance of formative assessment and suggests engaging ways of using mobile devices to enhance the tried-and-true exit slip.
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Teacher Leadership

Remake Your Class: 6 Steps to Get Started

Designer and organizational strategist Melanie Kahl suggests a six-step process to rethink and remake your classroom for more inspiring and more effective learning.
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Education Trends

Empowering Students Through Entrepreneurship & Design Thinking, Part 2

In the second of two parts, Kim Saxe, Director of the Innovation Labs at The Nueva School, describes more about the Intro to Entrepreneurship class for 7th and 8th graders.
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