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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.

When teaching grammar, guest blogger Steve Peha gets rid of the jargon and focuses on patterns.
Blogger and former teacher Elena Aguilar describes four conditions she considers essential in order for instructional coaching to work at a school.
An educator in Tampa, Florida shares insights on how she and one student started a movement to help others in their community.
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.

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