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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.

The Education Director of Make Magazine and Maker Faire shares some tips for getting involved in the DIY education/maker community.
An interview with Marsha Ratzel, middle school earth science and social studies teacher who shares some innovative ideas for integrating Paper.li and Twitter to teach critical thinking and information literacy.
Blogger Gaetan Pappalardo believes that using words in context and modeling inquisitiveness around words is the way to go. (Updated 01/2014)
Blogger Heather Wolpert-Gawron interviews Sheryl Nussbaum-Beach, an educator who outlines the benefits of passion-based learning on both students and teachers.
Larry Ferlazzo May 12, 2011
Larry Ferlazzo shares some great insights to help us step up rather than slack off at the end of the year.
Holden Clemens shares a very useful approach to working with a principal that nobody ever sees.
School-improvement coach and former teacher Elena Aguilar shares five things for a teacher to consider before becoming an instructional coach.
Andrew Miller of the Buck Institute for Education shares some practical ways to make PBL apply to "real-life" math standards.
Blogger Anne O’Brien describes new models for assessing schools that put less emphasis on the results of standardized tests.

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