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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.

Blended learning is a big buzz these days, but it doesn't do a whole lot of good if students aren't engaged. Blogger Andrew Miller offers some strategies to keep them hooked.
Amy Erin Borovoy (aka VideoAmy) October 12, 2012
VideoAmy offers up a playlist of YouTube videos for parents and educators to use as tools to combat bullying and cultivate empathy.
Blogger Suzie Boss explores the notion that adventuresome experiences that engage both mind and body are how we learn best.
Edutopia blogger Mark Phillips says that presidential election season is the time to engage future voters in how the political process works.
Inspired by Paul Tough's new book, Blogger Elena Aguilar offers ways to help students set goals, handle stress, and connect with school community.
Authors Larry Ferlazzo and Katie Hull Sypnieski share some practical tips that are aligned to Common Core State Standards for ELA K-6. They include critical pedagogy and using technology to dub new audio into existing video.
Edutopia blogger Lisa Dabbs offers a few good resources for new teachers interested in bringing mobile learning to their classrooms.
Blogger Ben Johnson defines full-contact teaching as targeting students that need help, discovering their challenges, and offering opportunities to succeed.
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