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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.

Mary Beth Hertz September 28, 2011
Factors for success include shared understanding across stakeholders, and policies in place in case things go wrong.
Blogger Bob Lenz reflects on project-based learning, intervention strategies and college readiness.
A game-based unit includes structures, themes, and mechanisms for trial and error.
Blogger Elena Aguilar shares 20 tips to help teachers better connect with parents.
Assess your system to determine whether it's aligned to your vision, and have a conversation with others to determine where you are.
An elementary library media specialist reviews apps along the revised Bloom's taxonomy. Apps for evaluating Evaluation are reviewed in this fifth post of a six-part series.
New tools have been released recently that demonstrate that texting can, in fact, be used for educational purposes.
Blogger Anne O'Brien explores the possibility -- and power -- of awarding students digital badges.
A five part story of how one school is transitioning to using ePubs through their 1 to 1 iPad program. This installment covers the process.