Intermediate Level Projects with Scratch: Random Shapes On Demand!

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The Scratch series continues with an intermediate lesson in which fifth graders and older students learn how to create code for generating and naming polygons.

Preparing Your Students for the Challenges of Tomorrow

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Here are six ways to prepare students for their future, including the ability to collaborate, evaluate information accuracy, and make every day a learning experience.

Back-to-School Ideas: Host a Successful Open House

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Here are a few tips to help you address all the necessary issues regarding your open house.

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Critical Thinking Pathways

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To teach critical thinking, consider applying six definitions of that discipline to the practices of authentic inquiry, PBL, and integrated studies.

Helping Students Start the Year with a Positive Mindset

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Three activities teachers can use to help students -- especially those who had a rough summer or struggle academically -- get the school year off to a fresh start.

How Learning Profiles Can Strengthen Your Teaching

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Here's a heretical notion: learning profiles can actually benefit students. Blogger John McCarthy shares his tips.

How to Write a Powerful College Recommendation Letter

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Here’s a crash course on what you should do when writing college recommendation letters for any student who may ask for your help.

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Sure-Fire Ways to Teaching Vocabulary

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Have you ever been around someone who knows exactly the right word? Don't you immediately conclude that they're smart? Capable? The one you want in your study group?

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Here are ways technology will make teaching vocabulary more effective, fun, differentiated, and authentic.

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Developing Students' Trust: The Key to a Learning Partnership

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To create students who are willing partners in education, teachers must learn to trust them.

Deeper Learning: Why Cross-Curricular Teaching is Essential

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Blogger Ben Johnson makes the case for cross-curricular teaching and how it leads to deeper learning.

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