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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.

Bittersweet News for Social Media in Education: Edutopia's Elana Leoni reports from the #140conf in San Francisco
Editor's Note: Today's guest blogger is Jim Brazell, a technology forecaster, author, public speaker, and consultant. It is the fourth in a five-part series on the convergence of STEM education and the Arts (TEAMS).
Edutopia's Grace Rubenstein makes the case that improving minority students' self-esteem improves their grades.
Blogger and third grade teacher Gaetan Pappalardo demonstrates how the combination of standardized testing and merit pay will turn kids into zombies.
Give students the gift of a writing routine to help them build a crucial foundation.
Use short stories to build community at the start of the year -- and excite your new students about learning.
A case study showing how Clark STEM Magnet School is integrating STEM with arts and academics.
Edutopia's first online Project-Based Learning Camp wraps up with some impressive results.
Mary Beth Hertz on how to integrate technology into your classroom with limited resources.
Claus von Zastrow August 10, 2010
Content standards can support creativity in our classrooms.