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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.

To help a student who's experienced trauma, ground yourself emotionally, determine your own role, and address that student's emotional truth from a place of informed support.
Principals could use casual interactions with the school population to promote literacy, emphasize that student and staff ideas matter, and actually invite those ideas.
Not every student benefits from in-class participation, immediate answers, inflexible grading, or harsh consequences. Learn the nuances for those requiring deeper recognition and a lighter touch.
Spice up your math lessons with these engaging, interesting, and entertaining teaching videos.
Beth Holland February 25, 2016
Design thinking and PBL can bridge what we know and how we innovate. Try combining these two practices as an instructional framework for teaching 21st-century skills.
Matt Davis February 24, 2016
In this collection, Matt Davis rounds up a few favorite Pi Day resources for teachers.
Take virtual field trips to visit student- and teacher-created collections of museum objects with a new online learning platform.
With digital tools like Nearpod, Classkick, Educreations, Explain Everything, and Seesaw, teachers can leverage student-centered, personalized learning in whole-group instruction, guided and independent practice, and reflection.
In honor of National Poetry Month in April, Matt Davis has put together a list of useful poetry links for educators, including resources from the web, Edutopia's most popular poetry-themed blogs, and other quick reads.

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