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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.

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David Markus, Edutopia's editorial director, reports from the 9th Annual International Symposium of CoSN, also know as the Consortium of School Networking, in Washington, D.C.
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It's time to redefine student excellence and dispel old myths about the perfect student.
Ben Johnson February 26, 2010
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Heather Wolpert-Gawron February 22, 2010
If you get a pink slip, you don't have to panic, but you do need to seek out potential teaching opportunities for the future -- and be prepared.
A compensation system leveraged on student performance needs to be sophisticated, appropriate, and most importantly, fair.
Guest blogger Cheska Lorena reviews the Building Communities in the Classroom #edchat.
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