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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 George Lucas Educational Foundation expresses gratitude for teachers this Thanksgiving season.
Ben Johnson November 19, 2009
With the Internet offering instant information, today's teachers need to redefine the educator's role from conveyor of knowledge to facilitator of problem solving and inquiry.
Students can learn more from wrong answers than we think.
Edutopia November 10, 2009
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Elena Aguilar November 9, 2009
Using the standards to guide instruction may not be enough focus to boost student achievement.
Educator Steven Anderson attended the 140 Conference, and shares some specific stories which illustrate the value Twitter has for educators.
Campus gardening initiatives offer fertile ground for project learning.
Heather Wolpert-Gawron October 29, 2009
Schools often give very little time for teachers to plan together, so a call for the creative may be necessary.
When educators look at student work in teams, more impartial grading and better lessons result.