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K-12 Education Tips & Strategies That Work

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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.

To engage young readers over the summer, hand them an iPad and loaded with eBooks. Here are just eight of the many reading apps available.
Motivate students to revise their writing through self-publishing fiction, creating podcasts and YouTube videos, writing blogs, corresponding with others, and anything else for an authentic audience.
Amy Erin Borovoy (aka VideoAmy) May 20, 2016
Is your school or district "Future Ready"? Whether you're new to the Future Ready Schools initiative, or your district or school is in the process of Future Ready changes, this video playlist offers ideas, tips and strategies for facilitating district- or school-level change. 
This summer, have your students make their reading meaningful by thoughtfully applying what they learn to areas of their life that matter to them.
Summer is a great time for teachers to enroll in a MOOC, a "Massive Open Online Course." Matt Davis has compiled a list of a few summer courses to consider.
High-poverty schools can involve students' families through home visits and by joining the community's safety net to provide social and medical services for those in need.
Putting the A in STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art, and math) is often treated as an afterthought. Yet, art has always played a major role in helping us expand and appreciate new science technologies.
Rather than creating a year-in-review capstone project, consider having students synthesize and personalize what they've learned, bringing it to a new level.
When a school makes the decision to actively engage its diverse community of families, the benefits far outweigh the effort. Check out these eight ways to do it.

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