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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.

Computer teacher and blogger Mary Beth Hertz recommends some of her favorite books for some holiday reading.
Judy Willis MD December 1, 2010
Neurologist and teacher Judy Willis offers these brain-based tips for helping kids master math.
Instructional coach Ellen Aguilar explains how literature circles promote cooperative learning, and allow students to make choices about their own learning.
Maurice Elias encourages teachers to begin advocating for social and emotional learning at their schools.
Suzie Boss highlights a teacher who stuck to project-based learning, even when the students were initially resistant.
Blogger Andrew Marcinek shares some ideas for jump-starting a tired classroom. (Updated 01/2014)
Katie Klinger discusses the implications when schools in the U.K. use outsourcing services in India for online learning.
Suzie Boss reports on the Global Education Conference -- virtual, professional development for educators around the globe, with nearly 400 sessions offered.