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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.

The good curriculum is in the details, so focus your teacher super powers on the granular aspects of planning ahead for the new school year.
Email should be a lifesaver instead of a raging flood. Save time and increase efficiency through developing new habits, using templates, and ruthlessly unsubscribing.
Heather Wolpert-Gawron July 31, 2014
In order for teachers to encourage student innovation, they need the freedom to be innovative as well. Eight ways school leaders can support faculty who want to develop engaging curriculum.
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Edutopia blogger Ben Johnson proposes that in the digital information age, the teacher's main role will be to guide and motivate students and provide rationale for learning.
QR codes, an exciting medium for kids learning how to use mobile devices, are a natural tool for linking students to resources you want them to find.
Through alternative formative assessment, teachers can check for student understanding without falling back on the tedious or intimidating pop quiz.
How can we expect students to aspire to be great if we are not also aspiring for greatness?
What does greatness mean in education? Administrator, author, and educator Ben Johnson ponders the quality of excellence.

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