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Classroom Management
Teachers using social-emotional learning to manage student behavior say they are encouraging more than just compliance—they're working to build more responsible and empathetic people.

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Teaching Ahead: A Roundtable
Chiming in on Connected Educator Month, our teacher-panelists discuss how participating in online learning networks has changed their teaching practice and their thinking about professional development.

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In an e-book from Education Week Press, award-winning teacher and Education Week Teacher blogger Larry Ferlazzo investigates some of the thorniest problems in teaching by turning to leading educators and education thought leaders for advice.

Ferlazzo and his contributors respond Q&A-style to a variety of pressing classroom-management and student-engagement questions, providing authentic solutions for today's busy teachers.

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FEATURED DISCUSSION
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