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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.

Heather Wolpert-Gawron September 2, 2010
Blogger and middle school teacher Heather Wolpert-Gawron concludes her thoughts on the ideal teacher prep program.
Educator and blogger Todd Finley on why student journals are an important tool for measuring comprehension. And he shares his favorite reflective writing formats and describe a labor-saving method of teacher response.
Your challenge, if you choose to accept, is to find a way to connect your students with a scientist, engineer, or other expert and share it with us.
A Maine high school takes on the project-learning task of building a replica of a 16th-century ocean vessel.
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Are there specific technology tools you use in the first weeks of school? In case you’re not sure where to start, I asked my Twitter colleagues to tell me what tools they are planning to use, or have used, during the first week of school and why.
Heather Wolpert-Gawron August 26, 2010
Blogger and middle school teacher Heather Wolpert-Gawron continues her thoughts on the ideal teacher prep program.
Will the new measures reinforce great, modern teaching and learning -- the kind that engages kids with real-world projects and cultivates the problem-solving and collaborative skills that are so essential in this day and age?
Retiring teacher shares his love and gratitude in a handwritten letter to his former students.
A math teacher shares what matters most when preparing students for STEM careers.