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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.

Support students in organizing their space, time, and backpacks so that they'll perform better and develop the efficiency that will help them later in life.
Sometimes the most challenging aspect of student evaluation is getting parents to participate.
When using scannable technology with students, you can also use these tools to keep parents in the loop about classroom community activities and homework.
To be an effective guide on the side, plan for every aspect of the project while remaining open to student ideas, needs, and understanding.
Elena Aguilar October 3, 2014
School improvement coach Elena Aguilar offers up useful suggestions for teachers when sitting down with parents.
Help students rise above low expectations and recast their identities by showing them how they can live in a narrative of hope and success.
Great sports coaches focus on player growth and development for the ultimate win. Educators can follow suit by focusing on student learning rather than test scores.
Make communication and emotional literacy part of your everyday curriculum. These won't eliminate conflict and bad feelings, but they'll prevent bullying patterns from taking root.
The Maker movement's pedagogical roots reach back to 18th-century Europe even as its branches reach globally to transform 21st-century education.

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