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Teaching kids how to speak kindly to one another can be challenging. We’ve put together a list of phrases and strategies your students can use when they’re talking to their friends.

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Rethinking College
Is college the best route for every student? What are today’s alternatives? How are we preparing students for other options? We examine the research, the decline of vocational education and more.

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When it comes to social media in the classroom, there are some concerns: How can we use students’ interest in social media to engage them as learners? How can we help students to understand their digital footprints?

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Tablets 101
As tablets and iPads become more ubiquitous in classrooms around the country, the challenge is to identify what really works in the classroom—and what doesn’t.

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Real Teachers Real Technology
Do you ever read articles about technology and think, “that sounds great, but it wouldn’t work in my classroom”? We’ve rounded up the most practical ideas for using technology. 

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Special Education Done Right
Explore what some successful districts are doing for both inclusion and pulled-out classes, as well as the best tools and resources for making special education work.

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Learning to Love STEM
Students don't always gravitate toward science, technology, engineering and math. Discover creative ideas for fostering excitement around teaching and learning STEM.

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Why Our Kids Need Art
Teachers instinctually know that art, music and drama add value to kids' lives. But in the era of high-stakes exams, the arts often fall to the bottom of the list, whether we intend them to or not. 

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Drama-Free Testing
In our comprehensive guide, you'll find solutions to preparing students for testing academically and emotionally, as well as this surprising truth.

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Flipped Classroom
In a flipped classroom, students prepare outside of class so that the actual time with the teacher can be spent getting a better handle on learning.

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Game On
Explore the resources we've gathered to find out everything you need to know about this emerging trend and how it can strengthen your curriculum.

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Teaching Character
Any veteran educator will tell you that before learning reading, writing and other academic subjects, students must have key social skills in place. 

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We All Teach Reading and Writing
Explore ways we can all become better teachers of reading, writing and critical thinking.

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The Uncommon Core
Read our tips, ideas and advice on how teachers are using the Common Core or their alternative state standards to inform, enrich and deepen their teaching.

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Easy ways to make your space work for you and your students.
"How will my classroom meet the needs of my students?" See our must-read tips on setting up a space that will promote independence and learning. 

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Enjoy more than coffee when you spend time with your colleagues.
Deepening your work relationships can mean a big payoff in student achievement. 

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Discover new and exciting ways that technology can help all of your students succeed.
Discover ways that technology can help all of your students succeed.
To make this technology a meaningful part of the curriculum, it needs to be incorporated in a thoughtful way. See our favorite strategies, activities, and products.
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Defeat standardized tests by giving kids the ultimate superpower: reading.
Find our favorite lesson ideas, activities, and product recommendations for turning your students into reading superheroes.

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Give learning an upgrade this Spring with hands-on activities!
21st century teaching is all about upgrading. And you can get started upgrading today with these teaching ideas, articles, product recommendations and more!

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