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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.

Effective arts education requires that students be given freedom within a structure.
It's time to expand student recognition to honor kids for more qualitative accomplishments.
Good leadership is essential for creating and maintaining a high-functioning, high-morale school community.
Edutopians weigh in on keeping your class functioning.
Heather Wolpert-Gawron August 10, 2009
Sometimes, a really great lesson plan is inspired more by serendipity than by the teacher's edition of a textbook.
Mastery of spelling is just the beginning of fluency in written communication.
In order for teachers to grow, they need the space and time provided for them to collaborate with their colleagues.
If teaching and learning were an exact science, it would be a simple matter of finding the right formula and applying it.
Lots of great suggestions from the Edutopia community for reinvigorating your classroom library.