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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.

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Children love telling stories, and these apps will keep them creatively engaged, as well as providing means for assessing and sharing their products.
Teens already know how to find what they want online. The challenge for teachers is becoming reliable narrators to guide their self-directed learning.
Whether through questionnaires to parents or networking through colleagues, you can build a resource pool from the wide range of expertise within your community.
When one school switched from traditional to standards-based grading, they saw positive changes in mindset, assessments, and communication -- but there's still room for improvement.
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Before flipping your class, think like an architect instead of a video producer, because the medium of instruction ultimately matters less than the desired outcomes.
The best ways to build trust with parents are thinking before you react, being fully present, not offering quick fixes, and committing to follow-ups.

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