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How to Grade Papers Quickly

Julia Thompson has taught hundreds of teachers how to how to create student-centered classrooms, thrive during that important first year, motivate reluctant learners, prevent discipline problems, integrate technology, and sustain high expectations for themselves and for their students. Below is … Read more.

“We Bought iPads, and Now We’re Common Core Aligned!”

Dave Stuart Jr. teaches English and world history in Cedar Springs, Michigan. He also writes a popular blog on teaching the Common Core State Standards, called Teaching the Core ( With over ten thousand monthly readers, Dave’s blog has been … Read more.

20 Tips for Developing Positive Relationships with Parents

Elena Aguilar is an instructional and leadership coach in the Oakland Unified School District. Elena writes about education for Edutopia and for Education Week’s Teacher Magazine, and she is a member of the Teacher Leaders Network ( In addition, Elena … Read more.

The Rallying Cry: A Sneak Peek at Blended by Michael Horn and Heather Staker

Michael B. Horn is co-founder and Executive Director of Education at the Clayton Christensen Institute for Disruptive Innovation. He leads a team that educates policymakers and community leaders on the power of disruptive innovation in the K-12 and higher education … Read more.

The De-Stress Method to Help Kids Succeed

Jerome J. Shultz, Ph.D. has practiced clinical neuropsychology for 30 years and is currently on the faculty of Harvard Medical School. A former middle school teacher, Schultz specializes in the neuropsychological assessment and treatment of youth with learning disabilities and … Read more.

The Challenge of Technology

David Thornburg is an award-winning futurist, author and consultant whose clients range across the public and private sector. In addition to his work with technology, David also consults on the relationship between classroom design and learning. He is the head … Read more.

Connected Educators Need Connected Parents

Kristin Kipp, a classroom teacher and instructional coach, was the Colorado Online Teacher of the Year for 2010 and the National Online Teacher of the Year for 2011. She has been teaching online and blended courses since 2007 and she … Read more.

The Best and Worst Decisions Teachers Make with Technology

Doug Johnson is the Director of Technology for the Burnsville-Eagan-Savage (MN) Public Schools. He is the author of nine books on educational technology. In this excerpt from his recent book, The Classroom Teacher’s Technology Survival Guide, Doug reveals the seven best and … Read more.

10 Norms for a 21st Century Tech Department

Doug Johnson is the Director of Technology for the Burnsville-Eagan-Savage (MN) Public Schools. He is the author of nine books on educational technology, including The Classroom Teacher’s Technology Survival Guide. In this guest post, Doug provides ten strategies for getting … Read more.

Recruiting, Screening, and Hiring Teachers with Social Media

Brian J. Dixon is an expert on educational technology, and the author of Social Media for School Leaders: A Comprehensive Guide to Getting the Most Out of Facebook, Twitter, and Other Essential Web Tools. In this excerpt from Chapter 16, … Read more.