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1 Creating the Ideal Relationship With Your Students
2 Being There for Students When You're Emotionally Unavailable
3 Five Counterintuitive Ways to Be a Better Teacher This School Year
4 Teacher-Funded School Supplies: Reducing the Burden Without Harming Kids
5 Things To Do Now to Be Better Organized When You Head Back to School
6 The CRAP Test: Teaching Students to Critically Evaluate the Quality of Online Information
7 Overcoming Burnout: Why Overwhelmed Is the New Normal and What to Do About It - PART II
8 Overcoming Burnout: Why Overwhelmed Is the New Normal and What to Do About It - PART I
9 Do You Have A Summer Reading List? Here Are Some Recommendations
10 Ending the School Year: Recharging Your Batteries
11 When Students Fail: What Does it Really Mean? What's a Teacher to Do?
12 Five Things Every Teacher Should Know About Teaching Students in Poverty
13 Using Humor to Get Students to the Top of Bloom's Taxonomy
14 Helping Young Kids Learn to Resolve and Manage Conflict
15 10 Smart Ways to End the School Day
16 Tips for Teaching Controversial Topics
17 Stepping Toward Sensible, Valid Teacher Evaluations
18 Using Social Media with Parents: What Works, What to Avoid
19 What Savvy Teachers Know About Managing Disruptive Student Behavior
20 Using Social Media With Students: What Works, What to Avoid
21 Ten Ways to Make Test Prep Fun
22 Why Students Tune out: Five Ways to Get Students to Listen and Hear
23 Getting Students (and Ourselves) Over the Third- Quarter Slump
24 Timely Tax Tips for Teachers
25 Creating Trouble-free Transitions
26 Helping Stress-Out Students Stress Less
27 Motivating Unmotivated Students
28 Three Things Every Educator Should Know About Teaching Black Boys
29 The Hidden Challenges of Teaching Homeless Students
30 Rethinking Classroom Cell Phone Policies, High-Tech Cheating and the Meaning of Google Glass
31 Two Teachers Share Their Candid Views on Dealing with "The System"
32 Looking Back, Looking Ahead to 2014
33 Designing Questions that Drive Real Learning
34 The Most Common Mistakes Teachers Make with Introverted Students
35 Hidden Causes of the Achievement Gap Between Boys and Girls
36 Balancing Act: Celebrating Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanza in School
37 Will This Be on the Test?: Making Content Relevant
38 Balancing Act: Celebrating Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanza in School
39 How Teachers Can Help Students Embrace the Role of Failure in Learning
40 The Classic Classroom Management Mistake and How to Avoid It
41 Trusting Students to Lead Their Learning: Does It Really Work? If So, How?
42 Hidden Causes of Low Parental Engagement in Urban Schools and What to Do About It
43 What To Do When Good Lesson Plans Go Wrong
44 Teacher/Parent Relationships: When the Going Gets Rough
45 Helping Students to Cope With Tragedy
46 Getting Beyond Burnout
47 Staying Motivated, Passionate and Excited About Teaching
48 How the Communications Culture of Your School Impacts You
49 Student-Led Parent-Teacher conferences
50 Teacher Voice: How to Make Sure That When You Speak People Listen
51 Quickly Creating a Sense of Community in Your Classroom
52 Tracking Students Was Dead, But Now...
53 Your Classroom Management Plan for Day One: Setting Expectations
54 Making a Good Impression on Your First Day of Class
55 iLiteracy: Distinguishing Fact from Fiction Online
56 Student Plagiarism in the Digital Age: Easier to Do, Easier to Catch, Still a Challenge
57 Advanced Degrees? Additional Credentials?: What Teachers Really Need
58 Is the Sage on the Stage Really Dead? Yes. Well, Almost...
59 The Path to Reclaiming the Teaching Profession
60 Teaching Creativity in a Climate That Discourages It
61 Summertime: How Best to Spend the Time Off
62 Teaching Creativity: Can It Really Be Done?
63 Is Staying Connected the Solution to Teacher Discouragement?
64 Rethinking Boundaries Between Teachers and Students: Tough Teacher, Trusted Friend Or...
65 Many Teachers Discouraged, Many Not, The Difference Is...
66 Classroom Management: Yes, Bribes and Threats Work But....
67 Five Classroom Problems Directly Traceable to Student Sleep Deprivation
68 Are You Prepared To Teach Gifted Kids? Top Dos and Don'ts
69 Developing Higher-Order Teaching Skills for Educational Technology
70 Do You Have to Be an Entertainer to Engage Your Students?
71 Alternative Professional Development: The Good, the Bad and the Better
72 Surviving and Thriving on a Teacher's Salary
73 Surving the Perils and Challenges of Grading
74 Dealing With Difficult, Negative, Toxic Peers
75 Managing The Hidden Differences in Your Classroom
76 Boycotting Standardized Tests: Good Idea? Will It Make a Difference?
77 Children Playing With Toy Guns and Imaginary Assault Weapons In School, Problem?
78 How PLNs are Transforming Education and Returning Classrooms to Teachers
79 Homework? Really? That's So 1950s
80 Lonely, Isolated Educators: Why?
81 Project Based Learning: Integrating Technology
82 Overcoming the Six Biggest Objections to Project-Based Learning (PBL)
83 When Angry Parents Target Teachers, What to Do.
84 Dress Codes: Teachers, Tattoos, Piercings and Provocative Dress: Fashion Anarchy v. Fashion Facism?
85 Keeping Up with the Pace of Education Technology
86 Teachers Watching Teachers: Keys to Peer Observation
87 Shocked, Sad, Angry:Coping With School Tragedies, What Do We Do Now?
88 OMG, I'm Being Watched:Preparing for and Surviving Classroom Observation
89 Managing the Growing Demands of Teaching
90 Everybody Wants a Piece of Me: Setting Boundaries in a 24/7 World
91 Handling Bumps, Bruises and Breaks in a Litigious, Overprotective Climate
92 Teaching in the Age of Entitlement: How to Avoid Contributing to the Problem
93 Three Ways to Get the Most Out of Professional Conferences
94 Cell Phones in the Classroom: Distraction or Undervalued Teaching Tool?
95 Accommodating Left-Handed Students in a Right-Handed World
96 Teaching Students with Autism in an Integrated Classroom
97 When Students Push Your Buttons
98 Teaching Students with Learning Difficulties
99 How to Teach and Have a Life Too
100 Three Reasons to Actively Seek Criticism Versus Avoiding it
101 Moving Beyond the One Right Answer Trap
102 Three Do's and Don'ts to Start the School Year Right
103 The Hidden Cost of Teaching: Spending Out of Pocket
104 What to Do With Students Who Feel Entitled to Succeed Without Effort
105 Dealing With Parents Who Expect Special Treatment for Their Child
106 What Type of Teacher are You, Lone Ranger or Team Player?
107 What, Teaching STEM in Preschool, Really?
108 The Three Best Ways to Stay Passionate About Teaching No Matter What
109 Face to Face Versus Online Professional Development
110 Stop Teaching to the Test, Start Teaching to the Culture
111 What is the Best Way to Assess the Progress of Young Children?
112 Teaching and Caring for Shy, Socially Sensitive Children
113 Play Dough or iPads in Early Childhood? Experts say Both but...
114 Five Ways to Get Young Children to Sit Down and Shut Up, Well Sort of...
115 Why Young Children Bite, How to Talk About It, How to Manage It
116 Child Abuse:Understanding the Mandatory Reporting Requirements
117 Student Food Allergies: What Every Educator Needs to Know
118 Ganging Up to Fight Bullying
119 Oh Come on! Banning Chocolate Milk...Really?
120 Playing it Safe, Too Safe?
121 5 Proven Tips for Teaching Children with Attention Deficit Problems
122 Tell Me Again, Why Are We Arguing about Professionalism?
123 Why Do So Many Educators Feel Devalued by Other Educators?
124 Fine Motor Skills: What Are They, Why Are They Too Important to Overlook?
125 Four Strategies for Managing Unmanageable Students In The Classroom
126 How Classroom Setup and Clutter Affect Learning and Behavior
127 Is Teaching Keyboarding in Kindergarten Developmentally Appropriate?
128 Three Great Reasons and Ways to Move Your Classroom Outdoors
129 Teaching Together: Moving from Isolation to Collaboration
130 OMG! Parent -Teacher Conferences: Why They Fail, Making Them Work
131 Touching Children in the Classroom: Why No Touch Policies Are Harmful
132 Creating a Non-Competitive Climate for Children
133 Understanding the Child's Mind Body Connection
134 How to Help Children Learn to Read Well
135 The Dangers of Praising Children Inappropriately
136 High Test Scores, Low Learning: Why Good Grades Are Not Enough
137 Early Childhod Burnout: Are You Pushing Your Children Too Hard?
138 Developing Genuine Versus Phony Self Esteem in Children
139 Bringing Out Individual Talents in Children
140 The Importance of Being a Playful Teacher
141 Coping With The Parent From Hell!
142 Worksheets, Bad? Good? Depends...
143 Right & Wrong Ways to Teach Creativity to Young Children
144 Unteaching The Bad Behaviors Children Bring From Home
145 Teaching Strategies:How to Deal with Temper Tantrums in the Classroom
146 Digital Media: Great Teaching Tool or Big Liability in the Classroom
147 Teaching Strategies:Handling Young Students Who Just Won't Sit Still
148 Child Guided Versus Teacher Directed Teaching. What's The difference? Why it Matters?
149 Why Letting Children Fail Is Critical to Success
150 Five Reasons Why Children Are Often Burned Out by Third Grade
151 It's Not Developmentally Appropriate. So What?
152 Stress Based Learning Disabilities in Young Children
153 When Parents & Teachers Disagree About What Is Developmentally Appropriate
154 Five Tested Tips for Resolving Conflicts Among Young Children
155 Solving The Growing Physical Inactivity Crisis
156 Identifying & Nurturing the Intelligence of Movement
157 Settling The Great Bilingual Education Debate
158 Should Sex Education Begin in Kindergarten?
159 Nap Time - Needed Break or Waste of Time?
160 Handling Inappropriate Sexual Behavior in Early Childhood Settings
161 Learning From What's Working
162 Withdrawing Recess As Punishment. Does It Work?
163 Fostering Empathy in Young Children
164 Is Standardized Testing Producing a Creativity Crisis?
165 Developmentally Appropriate Discipline
166 The Value of Arts in Education
167 Children and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder:What Classroom Teachers Should Know
168 Identifying and Nurturing the Gifted Child
169 Rewards for Academic Performance:A Good Idea?
170 Is Structured or Non-structured Recess The Way to Go?
171 The Benefits and Risks of Social Networking for Educators
172 Early Puberty: Causes and Implications for Educators
173 War, Gun, and Super Hero Play. Good or Bad?
174 What Are the Best Ways to Invest In Early Childhood Education?
175 Are Schools Effectively Teaching Collaboration?
176 Does Class Size Really Matter?
177 How to Make the Case For Movement in Education
178 Junk Science: Is The Concept of Multiple Learning Styles Bogus?
179 Are We Taking Playground Safety Too Far?
180 Automated Student Tracking: Is It Safe?
181 School Lunches: Part of the Problem, Part of the Solution
182 Are Children Smarter, Learning More, Sooner, Faster?
183 Will National K-3 Standards Harm or Help Young Children?
184 Can Kindergarten Standards Be Implemented in a Developmentally Appropriate Way?
185 Second Thoughts: Ooops! Why Rote Memorization is a Valid Teaching Tool
186 Pre-K Testing: The Good, the Bad and The Ugly
187 Study Challenges Classroom Free Play, Advocates Push Back
188 Moving Toward Child Development Requirements for Teachers
189 Ratings Scales for Child Care and Family Care Programs. Good, Bad or Just Ugly?
190 Should You Be Assigning Homework in Preschool?
191 Should You Have a Bachelors Degree to Work With Young Children? Maybe, Maybe Not
192 5 Ways Technology May Adversely Alter Child Development
193 At What Age Should Young Children be Exposed to Classroom Competition?
194 Why Kids Aren't Going Out to Play, Why They Should
195 Missing Students: A Bigger, Younger Problem Than We Think
196 Is Teaching Cursive Handwriting Still Important in This Digital Age?
197 Teaching Read: When is Too early, When is Too late?
198 Best Practices: Why is there a Disconnect Between What We Know and What We do?
199 Teaching Kids to Think Critically in the Age of Standardized Testing
200 Creating Praise Junkies: Are You Giving Children Too Much "Positive" Reinforcement?
201 Debunking 3 Big Fat Myths About Teaching Boys Versus Teaching Girls
202 Are We Moving From Common Standards to a Common Curriculum?
203 Managing Classroms With Punishment & Rewards
204 Understanding the Teacher/Parent Communications Gap
205 Why Play Time is Not Break Time
206 Yup! Today's Parents Are Different: What Teachers Need to Know to Survive
207 Bad Behavior: When to Ignore, When to Intervene
208 Time To Give "Time Out" a Time Out
209 Let's Get Real About What Makes A Good Teacher
210 How We Teach Girls To Have Unhealthy Self-Image
211 Avoiding Mistakes in Teaching Twins
212 When Is It Time to Quit Teaching?
213 Stealth Bullies: The Hidden Face of Bullying
214 Victims of Excellence: Teaching Children to Learn From Mistakes, Parents to Allow Them
215 Teachers Beat Down: 3 Ways to Fight Back Without Losing Your Job
216 Teaching Beyond The Test
217 Stressed Out Kids, Parents, Teachers, How to Cope
218 Handling Teacher Stress: Increase The Positive, Decrease The Negative
219 Fitting Fitness Into the Curriculum
220 Helping Parents Develop Appropriate Expectations for Their Children
221 How Much Homework Is Too Much?
222 Bringing Out a Child's Inner Spark
223 Trend Watch: Extreme Rote Teaching Growing in Popularity
224 Teaching Children Self Control
225 Nuturing Creativity and Curiosity
226 Bang! Bang!: Understanding Boys At Play
227 Understanding Different Learning Styles
228 Why Are Some Kids Are Smarter?
229 Teaching a First Born Child
230 Hey! Give Your Kids a Break!
231 Has kindergarten become the new first grade?
232 5 Myths About Children and Sports
233 Getting Dads in The Door
234 The Critical Need for Fantasy Play
235 Teaching Children to Listen

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