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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.

PBL changes a teacher's traditional role through framing the learning, helping students develop ideas, consulting as they revise, and encouraging feedback, reflection, and authentic presentations.
Matt Davis February 25, 2015
In this collection, Matt Davis rounds up some of Edutopia's favorite Pi Day resources for teachers.
Cultural values and learning practices transmitted from parents and from community guide how the brain wires itself to process information and handle relationships.
What happens when students and teachers converse, share experiences, and participate in activities together.
Heather Wolpert-Gawron February 24, 2015
Blogger and English teacher Heather Wolpert-Gawron asked her eighth grade students what they find most engaging in the classroom.
Merle Huerta February 24, 2015
Through developing, producing, and distributing a film, special-needs and mainstream students can work together, developing communication, critical thinking, and problem-solving skills -- among many others.
Matt Davis highlights free and easy-to-implement classroom resources to celebrate Women's History Month in March.
Anne OBrien February 23, 2015
It's important for educators to reach out to grieving students. Here's some guidance and resources to support this difficult task.

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