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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.

Check out these researched-based, best teaching practices and share with us the ways you already use them in your classroom.
Check out these real-life examples of students playing an active role in their teachers' professional learning.
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.
The eight steps of EM include describing the concept or skill, reducing it to critical elements, thinking aloud, teaching with cues, and engaging students' senses.
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.

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