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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.

The Schools That Work case study about SEL was presented at the 2009 Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning conference.
Heather Wolpert-Gawron December 21, 2009
Tenure protects teachers, but can it also create complacency?
Abstinence-only education ignores a key factor when it comes to teens and sex -- nature.
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By using Facebook as a forum, educators have an opportunity to write letters to President Obama, sharing their thoughts and concerns about his educational policies.
Imagination, innovation, and entrepreneurship needs to replace the current focus on regimentation in public education.
For at-risk kids, a school that instills strong community -- and accountability -- makes a life-changing difference.
Heather Wolpert-Gawron November 29, 2009
There's nothing like teaching face-to-face, but even if you can't be there, tweeting is free and easy.
Learning a language not one's own is still among the most powerful forces in education.