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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 Suzie Boss shares online sites and tools to guide teachers during Connected Educator Month.
Heather Wolpert-Gawron July 31, 2012
Blogger and middle school teacher Heather Wolpert-Gawron uses the 4 Cs from the Common Core standards to guide her when designing student assessments.
Blogger Anne O'Brien outlines report findings on student assessment where parents and teachers were surveyed.
Mark Phillips July 30, 2012
Blogger Mark Phillips looks at how visual media, specifically film, can help engage students in a surprising range of subject matter.
Amy Erin Borovoy (aka VideoAmy) July 27, 2012
Explore your love-hate relationship with Hollywood teachers in this collection of clips from famous movies about educators.
Edutopia blogger Judy Willis, MD says that understanding neurology can give us the tools to build optimism, incentive and motivation in the classroom.
Blogger Andrew Miller identifies "complex text" and explains how it fits into the Common Core Standards curriculum.
This high-quality professional development program consisting of 200 hours of training spread over two years has consistently demonstrated positive impacts on student achievement.