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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.

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In the spirit of learning from others' mistakes, blogger Todd Finley outlines his biggest teaching blunders, and invites others to share theirs as well.
In honor of Edutopia's 20th anniversary, blogger Gaetan Pappalardo shares twenty things he thought he'd never say in his elementary classroom. Please add your own!
Some examples of rich and rewarding learning opportunities offered in our national parks.
Ben Johnson September 16, 2011
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Blogger Ben Johnson suggests that teacher created, curriculum based assessments are more valuable to student learning than standardized state tests.
Eric Brunsell September 15, 2011
Ohms, neutrons, and more (bad) science jokes. Please add your own! The more groan-inducing, the better.
In this second post of his series on 21st century leadership, Ken Kay discusses how to build consensus to support your vision.
In honor of Edutopia's 20th anniversary, blogger Andrew Miller provides twenty tips on how to manage PBL. Enjoy and please add your own!
Nicholas Provenzano September 14, 2011
If you're helping other teachers, the best way to go is to listen, let them practice, and follow up.
Parent and teacher Elena Aguilar explains why teacher-parent relationships are critical to student success.
Mary Beth Hertz September 13, 2011
Some inventive ideas for using the latest mobile device scanning technology with students.