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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.

When students practice metacognition, the act of thinking about their thinking helps them make greater sense of their life experiences and start achieving at higher levels.
Improve trust and communication with difficult students by expressing gratitude, using encouraging statements, and treating them in the same way you treat your best students.
Instead of helping students by giving them the answers, encourage them to think independently by supplementing your modeling with questions, prompts, and cues.
Karim Ani April 6, 2015
Make math meaningful by using numeracy to frame the economic, public policy, and global issues that your students are likely to face as adults.
Poetry can boost adolescents' language skills and fulfill their need for self-expression -- if presented as an art form that has relevance to their lives.
Introduce students to the concept of executive functions, put it to work, referring frequently to these learning tools in positive, productive classroom interactions.
Pique students' interest and excitement about informational reading by focusing their attention on how to use what they're learning rather than on how they're reading.
In math (and all STEM subjects), we should encourage a mindset in which students know what to do when they don't know what to do.
Heather Wolpert-Gawron April 1, 2015
Writing is a universal thread that can unite all content areas. Check out these four tips to help bring writing into your math curriculum.

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