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3 Sticky Ethical Situations for Teachers (And How to Solve Them)

“Teaching didn’t used to be a pressure cooker job,” a Philadelphia educator told WeAreTeachers recently. “It was about the life about the classroom and all the learning and small victories that happened every day. Now, its so much more complicated.”

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Bubble Test Rebellion: 40 Ways to Make Time for Creativity in Your Lessons

To make learning really stick, kids need art, music, drama and hands-on activities.  Here are 40 ideas for grades K - 12 to add creativity into your lesson plans.

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9 Tips for Making the Most of Online Classes (From Teachers Who've Been There)

More and more teachers are choosing to do their professional development though classes conducted completely or partly online. We asked hundreds of teachers who’ve gone the online route to share their tips on how to know if the online option is right for you and how to succeed once you start.

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4 FREE Classes! Teaching Strategies for the Common Core taught by Dr. Mabel Franks
AIMS is a non-profit foundation dedicated to helping teachers give students a solid conceptual understanding of Math and Science, built on research in best practices and brain-based learning. 
Professional Development Course

Register today! Learn great strategies to enhance your teaching at your own pace from the comfort of home. 
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What Is Restorative Justice?

Restorative justice is a revolutionary program based on respect, responsibility, relationship-building and relationship-repairing. It focuses on mediation and agreement rather than punishment. It aims to keep kids in school and to create a safe environment where learning can flourish. And it appears to be working incredibly well!

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How to teach Common Core Math Challenges
Common Core Math Videos

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This helpful video series from Fresno Pacific University will help you understand some of the big challenges of Common Core math: Building Coherence, Supporting Computation in Division, Adding Integers, Conservation of Number

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