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

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