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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.

Guest blogger Steve Johnson makes the case for social media in education, the topic of March 9 #edchat
At Envision Schools, juniors and seniors are required to participate in a 12-week Workplace Learning Experience.
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Guest blogger Kevin Washburn reports from the Learning and the Brain conference in San Francisco.
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Guest blogger Anne O'Brien describes why the methods for evaluating schools should be revised to a more accurate and nuanced system.
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Results from what has to be one of the largest surveys of American teachers ever undertaken were released Wednesday. Teacher opinions on everything from merit pay to principal support to professional development revealed some surprising trends. The survey was sponsored by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and Scholastic. Here is an executive summary of the findings. You can also download the full report here.
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David Markus, Edutopia's editorial director, reports from the 9th Annual International Symposium of CoSN, also know as the Consortium of School Networking, in Washington, D.C.