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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.

The writing workshop is a valuable framework in which differentiated instruction, formative assessment, and composition theory can develop students' critical literacy. (Guest blogger: Jennifer Sharpe)
Anne O'Brien explains the importance of civic education in our schools, stressing that our country cannot thrive if its citizens do not know how to maintain it.
For Kids' Sake, Let's Connect Parents and Schools: Suzie Boss offers some concrete suggestions for improving communications between home and school.
On this Spirit Day Edutopia's Ken Ellis suggests that social media is becoming a bit too anti-social.
Blogger Andrew Marcinek shares three tips to how to help students use social media more effectively
Dr. Katie Klinger questions if Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) is an effective -- and fair -- diagnostic tool.
Mary Beth Hertz, one of the organizers of the edcamp Philly, outlines the first steps in producing an edcamp "unconference" in your own community.
Third-grade teacher Gaetan Pappalardo offers some practical suggestions for introducing some simple, yet valuable tech tools to younger kids.
Eric Brunsell October 13, 2010
A Primer on Citizen Science: How to Ignite Students' Natural Curiosity