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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.

Norman Webb's Depth of Knowledge Levels is a system that categorizes tasks according to the complexity of thinking required to successfully complete them.
An iPad app helps first and second graders create and identify geometric shapes while developing higher-order thinking skills required by the Common Core math standards.
As the number of English-language learners grows, teachers must focus on the most essential content and most efficient delivery of instruction.
Matthew James Friday September 3, 2014
A dyslexic teacher can be more attentive in the classroom, sensitive to struggling students and modelling how to compensate for this spectrum disorder.
Schools must help kids "build a self" through a range of opportunity and support accounting for both the big picture and the granular details.
It's critical to understand the diverse learners in your classroom as people, and to share enough for them to understand you as a person.
A fascinating 3D puzzle from the '70s breathes life into an inner city high school as kids turn algorithms into a competitive sport.
Check out these important strategies for creating an inclusive learning space that also challenges students with rigorous thinking and projects.
Looking for resources to help understand and address learning differences in the classroom? This collection of videos and resources offers strategies teachers can use to reach all students in an inclusive environment.
Heather Wolpert-Gawron August 29, 2014
Back to School Night is often the first interaction a teacher has with parents and guardians. Here's a helpful checklist for educators of five must-haves for this special night.

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