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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.

Blogger Andrew Marcinek shares three important steps in re-examining the library to boost students' information literacy.
Middle-school teacher Heather Wolpert-Gawron says requiring students to take responsibility in their own academic success is an important part of the school reform equation. (Updated 01/2014)
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.