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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.

Rather than trying to be the star performer in the classroom, teachers should strive to maintain faith in their ability to help students learn.
What inspired you to become an educator? For many people, an exceptional teacher can inspired a lifelong interest in education. This video playlist collects stories of inspiring educators across the country.
While lesson planning this summer, educators might also take time to reflect on their core beliefs about learning and teaching.
Successfully launching a school makerspace includes community buy-in, generating a student buzz, finding cheap or free resources, and building maker activities into the curriculum.
Effective schools and organizations have a mission and vision that motivates, unifies, and guides all stakeholders in their day-to-day operations.
With more focus on retaining information, reflecting, and redistributing new knowledge, teachers can foster the deeper level of professional learning that kids and communities deserve.
Nicholas Provenzano July 15, 2015
The creative possibilities of a school makerspace will become obvious once you find the space, find the money, find the tools, and find the students.
Edutopia blogger David Cutler believes that the best writing teachers model writing for their students. He suggests six strategies, including continuing to hone your own craft and demonstrating the value of sharing finished work.