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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.

Gaetan Pappalardo shares five ideas for using pop culture to inspire elementary school students.
Andrew Marcinek January 12, 2011
Blogger Andrew Marcinek reminds us to put aside excuses and take a risk or two.
Blogger and teacher prep instructor Ben Johnson makes a case for keeping the focus on teaching and learning and not getting overly distracted by the lives and woes of students.
Guest blogger Paula White shares a lesson in letting kids lead.
When his students have writers' block, guest blogger Jonathan Bartels encourages them to draw their way through it.
Seven great tech integration lesson plans. Vote for your favorite; the winner gets to donate Steven Johnson's new book Digital Tools for Learning to a deserving colleague.
Guest blogger David Thornburg on how the open-source movement is transforming the textbook industry.
STEM blogger Eric Brunsell on the 5 features of science inquiry: What questions do you ask?