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How to Make the Most of Your First Days Back

Students fear it. Teachers dread it. Let’s face it: nobody looks forward to going back to school...

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Helping Parents Understand How They Can Support Their Child in PBL

Building community connections is an ongoing challenge that almost every school faces; albeit time,...

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“Just in Time” Promising Practices For Educators By Educators

In New York City, a team of folks are gathering promising practices from all over town and...

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Move Over Debate, It’s Time to Deliberate

Do you find yourself shying away from political dialogue or even avoiding it at all costs these...

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Bridging the Home-School PBL Connection: 5 Wins When Involving Parents

As an educator, I like many of you, have been so pleased to see the recent focus on addressing the...

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Fall Into Phenomena: Using NGSS to Harvest Student Investigations

The leaves are changing in much of the country and pumpkin spice seems to be taking over — little...

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High Quality Project-Based Learning with Jennifer Pieratt

Congratulations to Jennifer Pieratt!

Jenny was recognized with Smartbrief Education's monthly ...

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Un-Columbus Day

Columbus Day is around the corner, and while many schools and municipalities have changed the name...

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Connecting Black Boys and Their Families with School and Success

As teachers, we know that connection is key to success in schools. In The Guide for White Women Who...

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Tips for Building Your Classroom Library

At the start of the school year, teachers around the country are busy setting up their classrooms....

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Creating Citizen Scientists: Connecting Students to the World

On the first day of school, science classrooms around the country welcomed back their scientists,...

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International Dot Day: A Celebration of Courage and Creativity

"Just make a mark, and see where it takes you."

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Start Small But Mighty: Voice and Choice in PBL

For teachers who are new to project-based learning (PBL), voice and choice are often the most...

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The Perfect Storm: 3 Simple Steps to Project Ideation

As I work with teachers on project-based learning (PBL) in schools across the country, two common...

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Deciding When PBL Makes Sense for Your Year

Have you been toying with the idea of Project-Based Learning? Maybe admiring the PBL buzz in the...

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Becoming a Connected Educator with Twitter

Social media is more than posting pictures of your dog or finding new recipes. It's one of the most...

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5 Easy Ways to Stay Connected Over the Summer

Summer is here, so you’ve probably been off from school for at least a few weeks. Your brain may...

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Ten Steps to Starting a Community Book Club

The first video in this series introduced Project LIT Bronx.

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Sarah's Sizzlin' Summer Strategies

The temperature is on the rise, but nothing’s quite as hot as Tch Laureate Sarah Brown Wessling’s...

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3 Steps to Successful Student Collaboration

Why We Hang In There

Deep sighs, rolled eyes, slumped shoulders, and hanging heads, met with eyes...

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