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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.

Blogger Elena Aguilar gives teachers tips on ways to stay happy and successful this school year.
Blogger Elena Aguilar gives teachers tips on ways to stay happy and successful this school year.
Six tips for helping both new and seasoned teachers have a successful first day of school.
Edutopia blogger Ben Johnson proposes that in the digital information age, the teacher's main role will be to guide and motivate students and provide rationale for learning.
QR codes, an exciting medium for kids learning how to use mobile devices, are a natural tool for linking students to resources you want them to find.
Through alternative formative assessment, teachers can check for student understanding without falling back on the tedious or intimidating pop quiz.
How can we expect students to aspire to be great if we are not also aspiring for greatness?
What does greatness mean in education? Administrator, author, and educator Ben Johnson ponders the quality of excellence.
Students learn when ready, but not everyone reaches that point simultaneously. Discover resources to help meet the readiness needs of all your students.
Let's take a moment to admire innovators in our field including some who in spite of criticism continued forward.

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