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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.

As teachers, we will strive to help new generations -- who may only have intellectual knowledge of the 9/11 tragedy -- feel the emotions along with the facts.
Results from a recent national survey can help schools develop better strategies for reaching out to parents.
Ken Kay, CEO of EdLeader21, kicks off a two-month blog series on how education leaders can build critical thinking, communication, collaboration, and creativity into their educational system.
Classroom-tested song recommendations for a wide variety of activities -- from clean-up time, to art or free activities, to cursive writing.
A variety of online resources are available to assist educators when teaching students about Sept 11.
Nicholas Provenzano August 26, 2011
Some wonderful films that give us insights into the profession, the students, and the magic of the learning process.
Library media specialist Laura Fleming showcases Inanimate Alice, a new transmedia story with numerous free educational resources.
Heather Wolpert-Gawron August 25, 2011
A principal should take seriously these five facts when arriving at a new school site.
Identify the type of question you want to ask, focus for your desired outcome, then ensure it's appropriate for the students and their culture.

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