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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.

College and career readiness begins when we learn what students care about and connect them with accomplished individuals in those fields for a view of their future.
Arts integration is a gateway for engagement, motivation, and creativity as students use critical thinking skills to they learn content through relevant and individualized projects.
Joshua Block November 25, 2015
The perfect PBL experience is ever-changing, so be ready to ask questions, reflect, and revamp your approach while showing complete faith in your students' abilities.
Nicholas Provenzano November 24, 2015
For the nerdy teacher who has everything -- except maybe a Bluetooth beanie hat, a fisheye phone lens, or the to-die-for fragrances of zombie-repellant soap.
Third Culture Kids have spent years outside of their parents' culture. Learn the do's and don't of welcoming these sometimes "hidden immigrants" into your classroom.
Don Doehla, MA, NBCT November 24, 2015
For the world language classroom, consider blending favorite old apps (like the Evernote suite) with Word Reference and apps specifically designed for the language being studied.
Students need feedback often and creating a system by rubber stamping work can provide visible and immediate proof of student progress.
Rebecca Alber November 23, 2015
Check out these four tips for firing up your appreciation for this very moment.
Check out this creative classroom activity where students package their favorite line from a book, poem, movie, or song to gift to another classmate.


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