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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 Bob Lenz proposes four school design tips, which includes more time for teachers to assess student work.
Blogger Elena Aguilar explains the importance of activating students' prior knowledge and using authentic assessment.
Blogger Lisa Dabbs introduces the New Teacher Academy with help from Justin Stortz, who discusses the not-so-secret basics of classroom management.
Educator and columnist Mark Phillips explains how many at-risk kids are really just highly creative people who need a little guidance in adjusting to the system.
Blogger Judy Willis MD describes the positive uses of art as a tool to capture attention and educate young minds.
Abstract thinking skills are key to college readiness for students.
Blogger Mary Beth Hertz embeds lessons in information literacy using internet research projects.
Danielle Moss Lee January 12, 2012
Blogger Danielle Moss Lee examines the evidence that some teachers are still treating students of color differently.