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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.

Students engage more passionately when trying to answer a question that interests them. Here are ten opening questions that have inspired this kind of learning.
Heather Wolpert-Gawron December 18, 2014
Gifted students do not need scaffolding is just one of the misconceptions that doesn't help teachers or schools reach gifted kids efficiently.
Given the opportunity, any student will rise to the level of expectations. Providing students with many opportunities to do so is the key.
Marianne Stenger December 17, 2014
A neurological study has shown that curiosity makes our brains more receptive for learning, and that as we learn, we enjoy the sensation of learning.
Fifth grade teachers share how students in their PBL pilot program raised funds for microloans, created websites for a nature preserve, and developed business plans.
How do we find courage and motivate colleagues to look inward, look outward, and do something about injustices -- in our classrooms, schools, justice system, and society?
Are students ready for the homework you give them? Consider assigning less of it, letting students choose assignments, and using it for review and assessment.
For parents, students, and administrators to make flipped learning a success, they must understand the best possible outcome and their roles in making it happen.

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