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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.

Amy Erin Borovoy (aka VideoAmy) April 20, 2012
Earth Day is April 22nd, but you can teach your students about sustainability and environmental stewardship all year round. It doesn't take much for kids to feel like they can make a difference for our planet, inspiring them to be life-long environmentalists.
Blogger Anne O'Brien proposes ways schools can lighten their environment footprints
Principal and Parent Teacher Chat moderator Joe Mazza explains the benefits for parents and educators alike to participate on Twitter.
English teacher Nicholas Provenzano shares two basic questions to help guide technology purchases.
Teachers Larry Ferlazzo and Katie Hull Sypnieski share seven suggestions for reaching out to and gaining the confidence of English-language learners in the classroom.
Blogger Mark Phillips reflects on the necessity of paying more attention to the quiet, passive students in the classroom.
Blogger Andrew Miller explores ways to bring game-based learning to the classroom using Minecraft.