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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.

Teacher and blogger Jose Vilson shares three suggestions for building a positive, trusting classroom environment.
Edutopia blogger Mark Phillips describes how the occasional carefully-planned hoax can engage students in a subject that might otherwise hold little interest for them.
Katherine Piper offers three standards of assessment for individual student participation in PBL teams.
Adrienne Curtis Dickinson September 18, 2012
Teacher Adrienne Curtis Dickinson offers four practical tips for taking PBL from a high concept to something easily implemented in the classroom.
Edutopia blogger Nick Provenzano points out that not every student is a tech wizard, and offers three tips on Student Professional Development that can bring everyone up to speed.
Edutopia blogger Terry Heick looks at how video games can function side by side with more traditional texts in the ELA classroom.
Filmmaker Nirvan Mullick talks about Caine's Arcade and how a nine year old boy with an endless supply of cardboard captured the world's imagination. After such a positive response, the filmmaker is launching a challenge for kids around the world to imagine and create with cardboard.
Blogger Suzie Boss profiles middle-school girls who set out to buy the gear they need, work together, and address a host of technical challenges.

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