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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.

Middle school students learn social studies through Historia, a paper-based simulation game that incorporates a world cultures curriculum aligned to state standards.
Donna Wilson and Marcus Conyers, brain-based teaching program developers and authors, share the exciting possibilities for improving student learning by teaching young people about how their brains learn.
Matt Levinson February 10, 2014
Edutopia blogger Matt Levinson explains how iPads can accelerate student workflow, why they're not replacements for laptops, and ways in which they can serve a wider range of learners, learning styles and modalities.
Heather Wolpert-Gawron February 7, 2014
Edutopia blogger Heather Wolpert-Gawron describes how she uses checklists with students to develop their big-picture skills, know what to expect and what's expected of them and, most importantly, help them become more organized!
Dr. Maurice Elias highlights Project UNIFY, a program that brings differently-abled students together in various forms of shared activities and purposes.
Blogger Suzie Boss presents real examples of how to continue to engage student curiosity in school after the homework projects are over.
Guest blogger David Cutler examines the concision, clarity, fairness and objectivity of good professional journalism, and looks to the tones and rhythms of contemporary news reporting to help his history students become better writers.
Guest blogger Lori Desautels translates Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs into a blueprint for classroom practice that can set the stage with comfort, care and self-reflection to optimize brain-compatible learning.
Kindergarten inclusion teacher Trisha Riche' inspires her students -- and her readers -- to play, learn and teach outside of the box.

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