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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.

When children are absent for ongoing medical treatment, educate the class about their illness, and foster a classroom community that reaches out to include the recovering classmate.
Elena Aguilar August 9, 2016
If you want to know how to reach, engage, and best teach your students, ask them. Here are example questions and tips on how to ask them.
Advisory groups are "school families" that give students a time block to focus on schoolwork, college applications, personal issues, or hearing and respecting one another.
Rethink classroom and campus spaces, recycle and upcycle materials, tap student ingenuity, attract charitable donors -- and remake and revitalize your school without breaking the bank.
Bringing students into conversations about school change is the goal of a student-led effort that has grown from a twitter chat into a national movement.
Taking attendance shows which students are physically present, but asking an attendance question stretches students' minds toward actively learning as part of a classroom community.
Dr. Jennifer Davis Bowman August 4, 2016
While student input matters when creating curriculum, it's critical to manage their involvement and expectations in determining what and how they'll learn.

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