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Education Trends

6 Proposals for Improving Teacher Morale

Edutopia blogger Terry Heick reviews why low teacher morale is part of a complex cause-effect loop and offers six proposals to start breaking this cycle.
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School Leadership

School Board Elections: How to Decide

Edutopia blogger Mark Phillips presents his criteria in voting for school board candidates, suggesting the job skills and character traits he believes are required for the position.
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Technology Integration

The Balance of Screen Time

Beth Holland of EdTechTeacher suggests that the balance of screen time should be weighed in proportion to how appropriate, meaningful and empowering it is for students.
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Technology Integration

3 Tips for Integrating Tools at the Start of School

Edutopia blogger Nick Provenzano recommends a slow and steady start for introducing your students to all the wonderful tech tools you learned over the summer.
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Project-Based Learning

Young Global Leaders Put Innovative Ideas into Action

How are you preparing your students to become global leaders who can make good things happen locally?
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Project-Based Learning

Why Students Should Discover The Liberty Bell's True History

Blogger Maurice Elias offers up lessons on The Liberty Bell to inspire students to ask critical questions and look more deeply at the world.
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Parent Partnership

Bringing Parents and Guardians into Your PBL Projects

Edutopia blogger Andrew Miller offers a few strategies for involving parents and guardians in PBL projects, whether as content experts or public audience members.
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Technology Integration

MOOCing It: 10 Tips for Creating Compelling Video Content

Edutopia blogger and science evangelist Ainissa Ramirez delivers ten pointers to help you avoid repeating her mistakes as you create compelling, enduring video content for your MOOC.
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Common Core

11 Tips on Teaching Common Core Critical Vocabulary

Learning and memory specialist Marilee Sprenger writes about vocabulary critical to the Common Core and offers 11 strategies for helping students learn it.
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Social and Emotional Learning

The Power of the Morning Meeting: 5 Steps Toward Changing Your Classroom and School Culture

Edutopia blogger Lisa Dabbs shares her own transformative experience with the Morning Meeting model and suggests five steps for integrating this practice into the classroom.
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