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

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