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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.

Heather Wolpert-Gawron June 28, 2012
Blogger Heather Wolpert-Gawron explains the importance and necessity for technology use in all classrooms.
Associate Professor and blogger Todd Finley offers perspective and inspiration to incoming college freshman who may not know what they've gotten themselves into.
In her final post from the PBL World conference, Edutopia blogger Suzie Boss talks about PBLU, the Buck Institute for Education's online professional development initiative for any teacher interested in Project-Based Learning.
Blogger Ben Johnson offers three steps for creating richer classroom discussions.
Edutopia blogger Andrew Miller considers Game-Based Learning by reviewing some of the popular gaming titles with an educator's eye on enhancing the development of 21st century skills.
Blogger Betty Ray covers the discussions at SocialEdCon about social media and finds that positive changes in student behavior happen when schools and parents embrace, rather than ban, social media.
Dominick Recckio June 22, 2012
Blogger Dominick Recckio surveyed his fellow high school students to determine the benefits of completing homework and the strategies for making these assignments meaningful and manageable.
In her fifth post from PBL World, Edutopia blogger Suzie Boss reports on a presentation by GLEF Executive Director Cindy Johanson about research supporting Project-Based Learning as a viable alternative to test-based AP learning.
Blogger Bob Lenz celebrates high school graduates and their teachers.


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