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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.

Incorporate deeper learning as you empower students to seek knowledge from many sources, use tools relevant to their lives, and embrace the lessons of failure.
Contemporary dystopian fiction, including The Handmaid's Tale and The Hunger Games, offers young people a mirror for their society's fears, flaws, shortcomings, and injustices.
How can we make the most of Maker education? Here's some suggestions from early adopters who are making the most of this promising movement.
Elena Aguilar November 13, 2014
Check out these tips and sage advice on how to guide a team of teachers and facilitate professional development.
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Learn how one educator has found a way to put a single iPad to use so the whole class benefits.
Check out this creative classroom activity where students package their favorite line from a book, poem, movie, or song to gift to another classmate.
When you engage your English-language learners through the power, fun, and sharing of narrative, the formal elements of language acquisition will follow more easily.
Tap into students' heartbreak to discover how they want to change the world, and the power of social media will launch them toward great accomplishments.
With passion, timing, desirable goals, strategic alliances, and careful scheduling, Quest to Learn's intensive PBL "Boss Level" challenge can succeed for any school and grade.
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Bringing objects and props into your classroom can create a world of curiosity and wonder for you and your students.

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