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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.

Preparing our students to actively participate in a democracy means we need addition standards for teaching history.
Guest blogger Gail Desler offers some creative ideas and resources to bring poetry to life for National Poetry Month.
Ron Berger has been lugging a 100 pound black suitcase around the country for the past 20 years. It contains his personal treasure: a collection of poems, art work, scientific studies, field guides, and books created by K-12 public school students. Now Berger, Chief Program Officer of Expeditionary Learning Schools, is seeking to lighten his load by digitizing his personal collection and other outstanding examples of project work.
Placing a large number of students in advanced classes shouldn't alone serve as a silver-bullet formula for improving test scores and learning outcomes.
Heather Wolpert-Gawron April 2, 2010
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Heather Wolpert-Gawron suggests ways teachers can take charge in the race to fix our schools.
Edutopia's Kathy Baron reflects on the life and legacy of Jaime Escalante who passed away yesterday.
Building on curiosity, giving honest praise, and offering leadership opportunities, are a few teacher suggestions for transforming a ho-hum school day into one more worthwhile for kids.