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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.

District instructional tech director Monique Flickinger attended an unconference to share - and learn - about introducing teachers to new classroom technology.
Blogger and teacher education instructor Rebecca Alber compares backwards lesson planning to prepping for a vacation. (Updated 10/2013)
Blogger Ben Johnson asserts that learning is both an exciting and messy business.
Principal and blogger Joe Mazza describes how, with a little planning and at no cost, schools can bring their far-flung parent community together by live-streaming significant school events.
Nicholas Provenzano July 19, 2012
Blogger Nick Provenzano recommends a handful of web tools that just might become your new best friends during the next school year.
Poverty is a huge factor affecting the performance of our elementary students. Schools, districts and states with a high percentage of low-income families can reasonably cite poverty as one explanation for lower test scores or poor performance in other measures of student achievement. My concern, however, is always for the individual children in my classroom. At that level, should poverty be any excuse for poor student performance?
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Video producer Ken Ellis writes about the inspiring teachers who received the 2012 Carlston Family Foundation awards.
Blogger Terry Heick offers five leisurely paths to professional development while soaking up the July sun.
Blogger Elena Aguilar shares valuable resources for middle school teachers.

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