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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.

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.
Blogger Anne Shaw highlights a fun, beginning-of-the-year strategy that includes a roll of toilet paper.
The synergy of diverse disciplines can lead to a sweet spot. Consider myths and fables for teaching subjects as far ranging as geography, vocabulary, and philosophy.
College prep and admissions are serious business, but gamifying the process may just help middle and high school students understand the challenges and find solutions.

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