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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.

Web-based teaching starts with identifying and vetting your resources, creating a lesson plan, and developing online handouts that provide information and encourage student participation.
Make every family feel welcome by inviting parents from different cultures to share their language, heritage, and stories in after-school programs.
See how community businesses in one Tennessee school district became heavily involved with local high schools and graduation rates dramatically increased.
Amy Erin Borovoy (aka VideoAmy) April 24, 2015
Intrigued by the world of podcasting? This Five-Minute Film Festival features videos, resources, and articles to help any educator get started using podcasts in the classroom as a learning tool.
Check out this Australian elementary school that lives up to its vision of being "a place of optimism, excitement, and challenge."
By viewing films through the filter of character development, students can understand how traits and mindsets so often influence the choices that people make.
Students deserve a say in running their schools and districts, and board members could easily make room for student representatives to share their wisdom and insight.
Gamify a classroom by introducing a fun narrative, reframing assignments to fit into that narrative, and making students care about the outcome.
Google Hangouts can be an accessible, low-cost tool for teaching educators about technology or turning snow days into PD sessions -- among many other possibilities.

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