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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 Todd Finley highlights the need for objectivity when reviewing student writing, and shares some helpful tactics to bring into the classroom.
Bob Lenz September 30, 2010
Bob Lenz highlights a recent study's findings that shows the effectiveness of project-based learning.
Teacher Evaluation: A Starting Point for Action - Edutopia's Grace Rubenstein reports from an expert panel at UC Berkeley.
The Five Features of Science Inquiry: How do you know? STEM blogger Eric Brunsell outlines the five features of science inquiry
Introduction to Edcamp: Mary Beth Hertz, one of the founders of edcamp Philly, gives an introduction to the "unconference" model for educators.
Not My Father's Shop Class: Fusing Career Tech with College Prep
Dr. Katie Klinger describes a plan to bring school virtually to middle and high school students in Hawaii.
Blogger Andrew Marcinek offers suggestions for dealing with the most common obstacles to tech integration.
Ben Johnson September 23, 2010
Education consultant Ben Johnson says changing one's point of view in the classroom can lead to more effecting teaching.