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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 way to get students to behave is by giving them rewards, especially praise.
Students often misbehave because they honestly don't know what you expect of them.
How to move beyond the Whac-A-Mole model of classroom management.
Meetings keep parents involved in what their kids are doing at school.
Total Physical Response helps kids learn the vocabulary they need to understand the lesson.
To learn, kids need to understand what you're saying.