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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.

Author Kevin Washburn looks at curiosity and how to inspire it in students through the questions we ask them.
Blogger Judy Willis shares neuroscientific research suggesting that children growing up bilingual develop better focus and judgment.
A conversation between John Larmer and David Ross of the Buck Institute about project based learning, video games, and the work of James Paul Gee.
Family and community involvement play essential roles in the success of schools, explains blogger Anne O'Brien.
Psychology professor Art Markman explains how improving a child's home study habits now can make them better learners for life.
Blogger Mark Phillips compares the theory behind a proposed U.S. "Creativity Index" with the proven results of Venezuela's "El Sistema."
Eric Sheninger March 19, 2012
Principal Eric Sheninger reviews the new social media bulletin board to discover some exciting educational opportunities.
Amy Erin Borovoy (aka VideoAmy) March 16, 2012
Resources for teaching and learning with TED Talks.
Blogger Elena Aguilar makes a case for Instructional Rounds -- non-evaluative classroom visits where teachers, side-by-side with administrators, observe their colleagues.