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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.

One education conference offers something different -- students working alongside teachers and facilitating sessions.
Stephen Hurley February 5, 2009
With so many creative educators in our schools, alternatives to the traditional classroom structure are bound to happen.
Encouraging students to comment on classroom instruction can lead to a more effective pedagogical practice.
Teachers may know more than they think when it comes to including technology in their classrooms.
Older Baby Boomers are finding satisfaction in serving the community in their second careers.
A teacher voices her concerns on whether Arne Duncan has the stance and experience to run our country's public schools.
Meeting the needs of all learners starts with using active-learning strategies -- including student choice.
Publishing a student blog is easier than you think, and urban students are more inspired to write when their writing matters.
When teachers commit to being practitioners in their fields, they serve as models to students and show the benefits of lifelong learning.