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

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