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

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