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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.

The PBL pilot program rollout continues as two adventurous teachers open lines of communication with parents and engage their fifth graders with a driving question.
Instead of focusing solely on social media, connected educators should stay tuned into their classrooms, meet other educators face to face, and model real-world engagement.
Six educators share the insights, changes, and rewards observed and felt during their journey from unconnectedness to connectedness.
By inviting her class to choose their own subjects for a historical reformers project, Sarah Cooper learned a lot about her students' interests and passions.
Support students in organizing their space, time, and backpacks so that they'll perform better and develop the efficiency that will help them later in life.
Sometimes the most challenging aspect of student evaluation is getting parents to participate.
When using scannable technology with students, you can also use these tools to keep parents in the loop about classroom community activities and homework.
To be an effective guide on the side, plan for every aspect of the project while remaining open to student ideas, needs, and understanding.
Elena Aguilar October 3, 2014
School improvement coach Elena Aguilar offers up useful suggestions for teachers when sitting down with parents.

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