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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.

A former principal, Ben Johnson explores ways to handle conflict when it arises between teacher and student in the classroom.
Milton Chen May 17, 2010
Milton Chen covers some innovative uses of the iPod in helping young English language-learners master reading, writing, and much more.
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Online simulations and games are a new frontier for many classroom teachers.
Social media like Facebook provides 21st-century learning opportunities for students -- and a forum for teachers all over to unite and network.
Edutopia's former executive director Milton Chen on why every week should be Teacher Appreciation Week.
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Elena Aguilar offers practical advice to help teachers and students prepare for -- and survive -- state testing time.
May brings the Kentucky Derby to Louisville, Kentucky, known around the globe as "the most exciting two minutes in sports." David Markus writes about how the event can provide inspiration for social studies and other interesting class discussions.