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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.

Stephanie West-Puckett takes a page from the British reality TV show "Dragon's Den" to help students focus their research writing projects.
Elena Aguilar shares more on literature circles, focusing this time on laying the groundwork, teaching kids protocols for discussion, and strategies for motivating them to read.
Bob Lenz, founder of several successful charters in California, proposes that innovation in education includes challenging the ways schools currently operate -- and a commitment to doing things differently.
Suzie Boss highlights how a teacher has successfully promoted computer science to a large number of girls at the high school where he teaches in Maryland.
Blogger Andrew Marcinek shares three important steps in re-examining the library to boost students' information literacy.
Middle-school teacher Heather Wolpert-Gawron says requiring students to take responsibility in their own academic success is an important part of the school reform equation. (Updated 01/2014)
Computer teacher and blogger Mary Beth Hertz recommends some of her favorite books for some holiday reading.

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