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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.

Bringing objects and props into your classroom can create a world of curiosity and wonder for you and your students.
Chelsea Dale July 30, 2015
A simple, no-cost video chat program motivates unruly, disengaged elementary and middle school students through relationships with high school students who demonstrate the value of education.
Teaching students mindfulness can help them counteract the negative emotions and low self-esteem associated with a culture of standardized testing.
A key career readiness skill is to get kids talking, encouraging them to talk with each other, reach out to others not in the classroom, and to engage in deeper conversations.
As you plan next year's curriculum and activities, consider how you'll use your classroom space. Here are seven learning zones to help focus your students.
To prepare for an unpredictable future, look beyond educations' familiar rhythms to encourage staff and student voice and agency, rule challengers, design thinkers, and leaders.
Vicki Davis @coolcatteacher July 28, 2015
As an educator, you are what you do, so establish a good workflow, make assessment a routine, and develop personal habits to sustain your excellence.
Transformational lessons don't just happen. They require planning, mindfulness, and a commitment to shift away from educational approaches of the past.

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