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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.

Student-Centered Learning Strategies: Guest blogger Paul Bogdan shares strategies for teaching kids how to learn
Education journalist and blogger Suzie Boss points out that teachers need to see more examples of student work that put 21st-century skills to use.
Andrew Marcinek shares how collaborative assessment can be applied in a digital classroom.
Rebecca Alber February 15, 2011
Formative assessments matter because teachers make important instructional decisions based on the data they provide. (Updated 01/2014)
Blogger Mary Beth Hertz provides tips for teaching technology to elementary school students.
Eric Brunsell February 11, 2011
Eric Brunsell interviews the producer of NBC's Chemistry Now & a teacher who uses this free online resource for chem teachers.
Edutopia's first Schools That Work installment about comprehensive assessment focuses on a New York City school that has changed the game of student assessment. Think: more rigorous, more relevant, more fun. While that may not sound terribly sexy, don't be fooled. These techniques -- and what New York's Manhattan-based School of the Future has achieved with them -- have the potential to change the way we understand and learn from our successes and failures. How?
With civil unrest mounting in Egypt and other parts of the Middle East, instructional coach Elena Aguilar discusses ways to use current events in the classroom and why it's important.

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