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Building a Positive School Culture
See how one school transforms from violence to haven.
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7 Fresh Ideas for Black History Month
Black History Month is a wonderful time to teach students about African American culture, milestones and achievements. But instead of the same-old, same-old this year, try mixing it up with a few of these fun, fresh ideas!
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Close Reading Mastered: Strategies for Every Student
Getting students to slow down, engage with the text in different ways, and reflect as they read are challenges for every teacher, and are the goals of close reading. They’re also at the heart of the Common Core English Language Arts standards.
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Why Immersion May Be the Key to Foreign Language Learning
Immersion programs, in which students spend at least 50 percent of their time learning in a second language, work amazingly well in developing students' fluency and skills.
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Building a Great Teaching Team: Wisdom from Teachers
In Hollywood they say casting is everything. If you pick the right actors to star in your movie, odds are better it will be a box office blockbuster. Same holds true for schools. If the staff and teachers are great, odds are much higher the school will be great.
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26 Essential FREE Tools for Your 1-to-1 Classroom
As you set up your 1-to-1 classroom, take these 26 websites, tools, and apps recommended by teachers who have already vetted them.
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How the Maker Movement is Transforming Education
The Maker Movement, a technological and creative learning revolution underway around the globe, has exciting and vast implications for the world of education.
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10 Keys to Making Professional Learning Meaningful
The biggest challenge in teacher development isn’t teaching teachers something new, but ensuring that knowledge and skills are applied in the classroom. A 2013 study by the Center for Public Education found that the majority of teacher development has been ineffective at changing instructional practice and improving student learning.
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The Truth About Teacher Salaries
While nearly three out of four teachers say they are satisfied with their career choice, only one-third would choose the education profession again, according to research conducted by WeAreTeachers, who surveyed more than 1,100 teachers to get the nitty-gritty details on teacher compensation, benefits, teacher salary, working conditions and job satisfaction.
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Great Books, Great Discussions
If you are new to student-centered discussions, how do you go from being the one who asks all the questions to the relatively silent facilitator? We asked our team of teachers and experts to share their best advice.
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Want to Support Student Readers? Have Them Listen In
We've gathered 10 teacher-tested ideas for using audiobooks in the classroom, from ways to help your struggling readers to strategies for gifted learners and students with special needs.
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Middle schoolers on ipad

10 Rules for a Successful One-to-One Classroom
This year, whether you’re just opening your first shipment of tablets or setting up laptops for the tenth time, here are 10 ways to maximize your one-to-one classroom.
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School Leader Career Change

So You Want to Be a School Leader?

We interviewed five successful school leaders who told us how they moved from teaching to leading. Here are their top seven tips for teachers who are interested in moving on up!
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Smart Screen Time
Smart Screen Time for Kids
The phrase “screen time” often has negative associations. But recent studies have shown that screen time, when consumed properly, can actually have a very positive affect on children. It can help them learn, beef up their skills in reading, science, math, problem solving—you name it—and give them vital digital media savvy necessary for success in today’s media-saturated world.
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Teach to your Strengths
When Sherida Britt taught high-school English, her strengths were in providing instruction and designing curricula, not in creating bulletin boards and planning classroom projects. But when she noticed the warm environments that other teachers had created, she worried about her bare classroom and sought out other teachers’ help in sprucing up her room.
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Classroom Library
Building Your Classroom Library
In our new survey, WeAreTeachers discovered how classroom libraries are changing in addition to the must-have books teachers are using year after year.
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Assistive Technology
10 Novels Every Middle Schooler Should Read
I recall a few books that I begrudgingly read for a school assignment and then found myself swept up in the story, invested in the characters, entranced by both happy and heartbreaking endings.
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Assistive Technology
Teaching Around The World
Imagine teaching in a school where playtime is not only valued, but required. Where part of every learning day is spent outdoors. Where students only take one standardized test throughout their entire K-12 careers. 
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Assistive Technology
Assistive Technology
The past three years have seen a sea change in the use of technology in special education. The introduction of the iPad, followed by numerous other tablets, has put technology into the hands of students in a way unprecedented in the years before.
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Teaching Teachers
Teaching Teachers
Thanks to widely available technology, near-nationwide adoption of the Common Core State Standards and a push for more critical thinking and less rote learning in the classroom, the roles of teachers and students are changing. Teacher-as-imparter-of-knowledge and student-as-sponge is out.
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Assistive Technology
Interactive Whiteboard Success
Whether you’ve been using an interactive whiteboard (IWB) for years, or you’ve never turned yours on, ramp up your students’ learning with these easy-to-learn (and teach!) strategies.

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