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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.

How can teachers prepare for diverse classrooms? There isn't a definitive answer, but there is a wealth of resources online. Here, blogger Matt Davis rounds up some helpful links for teachers.
Here's a heretical notion: learning profiles can actually benefit students. Blogger John McCarthy shares his tips.
Blogger Matt Davis has collected some helpful resources parents can use to help their kids start learning about computer programming.
Through the SAMR (Substitution, Augmentation, Modification, and Redefinition) model of technology, administrators can invite their staff to share the vision, and keep them informed and updated.
In a 7th-grade classroom, health lessons are framed as broader "missions" to get students engaged with relevant topics in their community.
Blogger Todd Finley explores the value of Classroom Norming to help learners.
Programming a computer is simply telling it what to do, and tools like Scratch convert this language into images to familiarize elementary students with coding.
Blogger Todd Finley shares techniques on how to remember students' names.
Blogger Anne Shaw highlights a fun, beginning-of-the-year strategy that includes a roll of toilet paper.

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