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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.

Professor Maurice Elias share key ingredients for helping students turn empathy into action.
Teachers can help students shine even brighter by simply adding a few additional strategies to their teaching repertoire.
Blogger Eric Brunsell reflects on how Steve Jobs turned his mistakes into spectacular opportunities.
Teacher/tech blogger Nicholas Provenzano retools his strategy for the less tech-savvy.
With hard work and plenty of district support, Mesquite Elementary School has proven that budget cuts don’t have to mean the end of excellence.
Using the Understanding by Design model as a guide, we can backwards-design 4Cs curriculum, and assess via specially-designed 4Cs rubrics, portfolio assessments and PBL assessments.
Steve Jobs' innovation, creativity, curiosity, passion, and a dedication to learning can be an inspiration to all of us.
Blogger Anne O'Brien shares five valuable bully prevention tips for teachers, parents, and principals.