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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.

Learn about Dignitas, a non-profit program that aims to empower communities in Kenya by offering training and resources to its educators in an effort to build on the strengths they already have.
For students to ask questions, teachers have to start the ball rolling with questions of their own. Check your own methods and discover new resources.
Design student projects that hit the sweet spot -- relevant to real life, challenging enough to be interesting, and achievable for diverse learners.
Andrea Hernandez August 20, 2014
Make reading a lifestyle activity rather than an in-school activity by fostering literacy and community with the A to Z Reading Challenge.
Here are six ways to prepare students for their future, including the ability to collaborate, evaluate information accuracy, and make every day a learning experience.
The Scratch series continues with an intermediate lesson in which fifth graders and older students learn how to create code for generating and naming polygons.
Todd Finley August 19, 2014
To teach critical thinking, consider applying six definitions of that discipline to the practices of authentic inquiry, PBL, and integrated studies.
Seven questions teachers can ask parents at the start of the year with the intention of building a partnership to support their child's learning.
Asking a question can be a scary step into the void. How do you create a culture of using questioning in the classroom?

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