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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.

Mark Phillips July 30, 2012
Blogger Mark Phillips looks at how visual media, specifically film, can help engage students in a surprising range of subject matter.
Amy Erin Borovoy (aka VideoAmy) July 27, 2012
Explore your love-hate relationship with Hollywood teachers in this collection of clips from famous movies about educators.
Edutopia blogger Judy Willis, MD says that understanding neurology can give us the tools to build optimism, incentive and motivation in the classroom.
Blogger Andrew Miller identifies "complex text" and explains how it fits into the Common Core Standards curriculum.
This high-quality professional development program consisting of 200 hours of training spread over two years has consistently demonstrated positive impacts on student achievement.
District instructional tech director Monique Flickinger attended an unconference to share - and learn - about introducing teachers to new classroom technology.
Blogger and teacher education instructor Rebecca Alber compares backwards lesson planning to prepping for a vacation. (Updated 10/2013)
Blogger Ben Johnson asserts that learning is both an exciting and messy business.
Principal and blogger Joe Mazza describes how, with a little planning and at no cost, schools can bring their far-flung parent community together by live-streaming significant school events.


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