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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.

Harley Center shares how relationships, humor, choice, and displaying his work engaged him, plus his three-minute video highlighting student work and personalized learning.
Using a six-point strategy, teachers can help students learn about responsible web research by assessing the validity of most information that they’ll encounter online.
Monica Burns August 15, 2016
Here are six key questions about teaching and 1:1 learning with apps to help you strategize the resources you'll be sharing with families throughout the school year.
Heather Wolpert-Gawron August 11, 2016
Teachers use inquiry-based learning to combat the “dunno” -- a chronic problem in student engagement. Check out these four steps for creating inquiry-based curriculum.
Whether you’re a teacher leader, an instructional coach, or an administrator, here are six things you can do to retain teachers who are new to your school or to the profession.
Here are eight remedies for classroom participation issues like fuzzy questions, introverted students, lack of focus, social threat, boredom, sleepiness, cognitive load, and wait time.
When children are absent for ongoing medical treatment, educate the class about their illness, and foster a classroom community that reaches out to include the recovering classmate.
Elena Aguilar August 9, 2016
If you want to know how to reach, engage, and best teach your students, ask them. Here are example questions and tips on how to ask them.

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