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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.

In honor of Women's History Month, blogger Lisa Dabbs expresses her appreciation for ten dedicated and inspiring women from her own personal learning network.
Mary Beth Hertz March 7, 2012
Blogger Mary Beth Hertz looks at the role of educational apps for younger students and suggests ways of bringing these programs into the classroom.
Blogger Nick Provenzano offers his three basic rules for keeping teacher-student Twitter communications reasonable and appropriate.
Dr. Richard Curwin March 6, 2012
Author and educator Richard L. Curwin examines the cost of the most commonly used reward strategies.
Longtime educator Peg Regan establishes the classroom as the last, and first, outpost of ethical communication skills.
Blogger Andrew Miller suggests unpacking the standards for music education and creating student projects that will fulfill those instructional goals in engaging new ways.
A collection of great literacy videos, in honor of Read Across America and Dr. Seuss's birthday.
Blogger Eric Brunsell explores research suggesting that an added an online dimension can make classroom discussion more comfortable, and productive, for everyone.
Blogger Ben Johnson defines student engagement and describes what it looks like in the classroom.
Educator and parent Hollee Freeman talks about how her professional background helps her recognize and address inequities in her child's school.