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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.

Social and emotional competencies help teachers avoid burnout and increase well-being. By identifying our internal drivers, we use our emotional intelligence to improve our craft.
Videos can be a highly effective tool for teaching and learning English when used strategically. Check out these 8 videos to use with ELLs in the classroom.
Dr. Jennifer Levin-Goldberg November 20, 2015
Moxie (a blend of positivity, purpose, and volition) helps students count their blessings and evaluate their ongoing strategies to become happier and more successful.
Greg Schnagl November 19, 2015
Build a positive school culture and climate for students and staff alike by creating expectations around constructive routines and fun rituals.
Amy Erin Borovoy (aka VideoAmy) November 19, 2015
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By creating real-world projects with visible and positive outcomes, you can immerse your students in learning 21st-century skills while developing their sense of altruism.
Make mindfulness a part of classroom learning by integrating it into curriculum-themed activities through exercises in breathing, sensory experience, guided imagery, and movement.
Whether or not students see their families struggling, a personal finance class teaches them how accountability, spending wisely, and saving can help them live within their means.


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