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

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