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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.

Blogger Mary Beth Hertz reflects on the growing digital divide between the educators who are tapped into the global community and the educators who are not.
Amy Erin Borovoy (aka VideoAmy) April 27, 2012
There's no doubt that when taught well, poetry can get kids excited about reading, writing, performing, and finding their voice. Check out this selection of videos about education and poetry.
Blogger Richard Curwin looks at improving the sometimes dysfunctional dynamic between teachers and parents by having them respect each other's efforts and put the student first.
Edutopia Research Analyst Vanessa Vega reports on trends in research-based practice as examined at the recent AERA Conference.
Heather Wolpert-Gawron April 26, 2012
Blogger and English teacher Heather Wolpert-Gawron asked her eighth grade students what they find most engaging in the classroom.
Blogger Andrew Miller offers five inspiring takeaways about how the National Educational Technology Standards can support a PBL-friendly classroom environment.
Blogger Ben Johnson shares the key features of a learner -- and the implications for teaching.
Through six examples of 1:1 classrooms in action, blogger Andy Marcinek shows how teaching with the iPad can heighten students' understanding and unlock their creativity.

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