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

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