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You'll find practical classroom strategies and tips from real educators, as well as lesson ideas, personal stories, and innovative approaches to improving your teaching practice. If you have any thoughts or comments about these blogs, please don't hesitate to let us know.

From interactive timelines and rich multimedia to lesson plans and study guides, find a variety of web resources that can help bring black history into the classroom.
Check out these questions to guide you in reflecting on how much the learning environment you have designed promotes student voice and choice.
Butcher paper and Post-it notes can help students understand the collaborative thinking that takes place on a shared Google Doc.
Since all immigrant children are guaranteed K-12 access under U.S. law, let's build relationships with students and their families, as well as relevant, inclusive curriculum.
Student journalism has moved into cyberspace, and online journalism advisors need deep experience in the field, as well as cultivating a climate of trust and integrity.
When approaching issues of racial and cultural tension, teachers must begin by recognizing their own personal discomfort -- because it does translate into their practice.
Heather Wolpert-Gawron January 26, 2015
In project-based learning, students show what they learn as they journey through the unit, interact with its lessons, collaborate with each other, and assess themselves and each other.
The American Statistical Association, in collaboration with others, aims to introduce statistical problem solving to students starting in fourth grade.
The change that the Common Core demands from us is considerable, but it's not radical.

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