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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.

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
A web 2.0 class crosses geographical boundaries to teach information literacy: 21st century skills, collaboration and digital citizenship.
Edutopia founder George Lucas responds to the Waiting for Superman discussion.
Heather Wolpert-Gawron October 6, 2010
Heather Wolpert-Gawron muses that learning difficulties could be seen as potential one-day strengths, rather than how they are viewed in schools today -- as deficits.
Restorative Justice and Youth Court: Youth Court Director Don Carney outlines a proven approach to dealing with bullying for National Bullying Prevention Month.
Blogger Todd Finley highlights the need for objectivity when reviewing student writing, and shares some helpful tactics to bring into the classroom.

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