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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.

Blogger Rebecca Alber explains why using students' prior knowledge to guide instruction is key to learning.
Eric Brunsell's ongoing series showcases some innovative tools and examples for showcasing student work.
Elementary students should be writing what they know, whether it's real or not.
A report from the Massachusetts to produce an ePub, but left with a new model for collaboration.
Teacher and tech enthusiast Jon Schwartz espouses the benefits of blogging for teaching elementary English-Language Learners and boosting student engagement.
For a classroom to be high-functioning, a teacher needs to be committed to each and every student learning.
Mary Beth Hertz shares a list of tech skills by grade level that she helps her students obtain. How do they compare to yours?
An overview of all things VoiceThread, a simple multimedia tool that's got endless classroom applications.
Field trips offer students some of the richest learning experiences explains instructional coach Elena Aguilar.
Writing enhances executive functioning in the brain, making it an important component of math and science curriculum.