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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.

As the app world encourages students to turn inward, schools can serve the critical role of reconnecting them to the world where they actually live.
Donna Wilson, Ph.D. February 12, 2015
Strengthen your students' conscious processing of information with techniques like repetition, gamification, visualization, emphasizing relevance, and peer teaching.
Traditional education may put boys at a developmental disadvantage, and we must try harder to make them feel understood, valued, and eager to learn.
Bring professional development events to life with Interactive Learning Challenges, which merge collaboration, interactivity, and problem solving in a hands-on environment for learning technology.
Irvin Weathersby Jr. February 10, 2015
Tools like More Than a Mapp and Digital Backpack Classroom let students access archives, galleries, and databases during and beyond Black History Month.
Edutopia blogger David Cutler offers eight tips for engaging with parents, from avoiding confrontation and communicating clearly, to earning their trust on back-to-school night and coaching their children's after-school activities.
Heather Wolpert-Gawron February 9, 2015
Bring real-world authenticity to literacy analysis by including movie criticism in your lessons.
Renee Jain February 9, 2015
Stress might not always be the enemy. Research shows that positive stress can strengthen the immune system, enhance memory and learning, and improve decision-making skills.
Ann Marie Gardinier Halstead February 9, 2015
Don't wait for the next Bullying Prevention Month. Take steps now, including compassion instead of zero tolerance, community involvement, and cross-curriculum integration (especially the arts).

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