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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.

The astrophysicist and director of the National Center for Earth and Space Science Education (NCESSE) on why science teachers are the future of this nation.
Andrew Marcinek uses Twitter, Googledocs and a variety of other tools to connect his classroom for a lesson in information fluency.
Blogger Elena Aguilar describes how photography images can inspire struggling students to write.
Education historian Diane Ravitch makes the case for changing the way we think and talk about public education
Middle school teacher Heather Wolpert-Gawron shares tips for managing all that grading and for providing students with feedback.
Writing instructor Terri Van Sickle shares a model to help students find their voice.
Eric Brunsell March 1, 2011
Blogger and teacher educator Eric Brunsell reports from Wisconsin State Capitol.
Andrew Miller from the Buck Institute shares some criteria for assessing project-based learning effectively.