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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.

Effective PD is much like effective teaching. There should be an emphasis on collaboration and listening.
Blogger Elena Aguilar imagines the school of her dreams -- one she believes wouldn't be so hard to create.
In the part of the Deeper Learning Blog Carnival series, Gary Hochlander raises the question of how PD can emphasize real world applications and integrated curriculum.
Blogger Audrey Watters looks at two educational games where gamers teach scientists.
Pernille Ripp November 3, 2011
Blogger Pernille Ripp looks at the alarming devaluation of veteran teachers and their contributions.
Andrew Miller November 2, 2011
Blogger Andrew Miller celebrates teachers who engage their students' cognitive abilities through creative methods.
Many parents want to help but do not know how. Blogger and elementary teacher Marisa Kaplan shares some ideas for getting parents engaged and involved.
North Carolina English Teachers Association Outstanding English Teacher of 2010, Autumn Crisp, shares how she balances teaching in the digital and the real world.