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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.

Director Minli Virdone describes Khan Academy's Discovery Lab summer camp, where, among other hands-on projects, 5th, 6th, and 7th graders learn by reverse engineering common household objects.
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Blogger Suzie Bosss explores expanding projects beyond the school setting in this last blog in a series on taking your project-based learning classroom to the next level.
Find out how the fiscal cliff might effect your school and some ways you can make an impact.
Elaine Kennedy December 17, 2012
Elaine Kennedy, Head of New Morning School, describes a K-8 curriculum that focuses on the students' joy of discovery.
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Blogger Rebecca Alber offers teachers valuable tips for instructional pacing.
Amy Erin Borovoy (aka VideoAmy) December 14, 2012
National interest in president Abraham Lincoln is at an all-time high. Take advantage of the buzz with this playlist of Lincoln-related videos and resources gathered by VideoAmy.
Blogger Heather Wolpert-Gawron defines deeper learning in part as an alignment to 21st century skills and the rigor of the Common Core standards.

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