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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.

Family and community involvement play essential roles in the success of schools, explains blogger Anne O'Brien.
Psychology professor Art Markman explains how improving a child's home study habits now can make them better learners for life.
Blogger Mark Phillips compares the theory behind a proposed U.S. "Creativity Index" with the proven results of Venezuela's "El Sistema."
Eric Sheninger March 19, 2012
Principal Eric Sheninger reviews the new social media bulletin board to discover some exciting educational opportunities.
Amy Erin Borovoy (aka VideoAmy) March 16, 2012
Resources for teaching and learning with TED Talks.
Blogger Elena Aguilar makes a case for Instructional Rounds -- non-evaluative classroom visits where teachers, side-by-side with administrators, observe their colleagues.
Blogger Suzie Boss highlights projects that link students' learning directly to their lives.
How about those exciting ideas and strategies you just learned at that educators' convention? Blogger Nick Provenzano suggests five ways to take them home and run with them.
Danielle Moss Lee March 14, 2012
Dr. Danielle Moss Lee proposes a few useful alternatives to rigorous testing and aimless drifting as the long countdown to summer vacation begins.