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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.

In honor of Edutopia\'s 20th anniversary, blogger Gaetan Pappalardo provides this list of questions and phrases from his elementary classroom. Enjoy and please add your own!
Setting a positive, approachable tone in the classroom on the first day of class will pay off in the long run.
An elementary library media specialist reviews apps along the revised Bloom's taxonomy. Apps for Understanding are reviewed in this second post of a six-part series.
Design thinking is a key strategy for unlocking students’ capacity to be change agents and innovators.
Good driving questions are written to help guide the teacher and the student.
Students who feel confident in the face of uncertainty are better prepared in and out of the classroom.
Mary Beth Hertz August 16, 2011
Some great suggestions for how to best manage new Web 2.0 tools in your classroom.
Google touts its new social network as having better privacy controls than others, yet as Audrey Watters reports, they could be doing more.
To engage students, put relevancy at the center of the curriculum rather than computations.
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If we don't make education a priority, we may face a similar situation here in the U.S., says Henry Knowles of the Knowles Science Teaching Foundation.