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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.

All the world is a stage, including your classroom. Think about teaching as a dramatic act as you consider director, cast, choreography, set design, and lighting.
Check out these tips for growing powerful leadership teams that can transform schools.
Intrigued by the idea of adding the arts to STEM education? This video playlist highlights programs and projects around the country that are exploring STEAM learning.
When a school brings in community partners who provide health and social services, youth and community development, and community engagement, it leads to improved student learning.
Emily Block and Lisa Yokana June 18, 2015
By reflecting on their learning and engaging their senses and empathy, students designed and built models of what they felt would be meaningful WWI memorials.
A third grade class asked why their state, Rhode Island, had no official state insect when 46 other states did. Read what happened next.
Two fifth grade teachers reflect on their first year with a PBL curriculum, self-evaluating their outcomes and formulating an action plan for next year.
Professional learning is most effective when educators have the option to personalize the experience and communicate meaningfully with other educators who share their focus.
Rebecca Rufo-Tepper June 17, 2015
While assessment is built into some games, teachers can assess learning after gameplay by having students create a mod or strategy guide, or develop game scenarios.


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