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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.

Amy Erin Borovoy (aka VideoAmy) July 31, 2015
How can you broaden your kids' horizons without actually going anywhere? These videos and resources for virtual field trips will inspire you to try a few engaging web-based explorations.
Research suggests that while homework can be an effective learning tool, assigning too much can lower student performance and interfere with other important activities.
Bringing objects and props into your classroom can create a world of curiosity and wonder for you and your students.
Chelsea Dale July 30, 2015
A simple, no-cost video chat program motivates unruly, disengaged elementary and middle school students through relationships with high school students who demonstrate the value of education.
Teaching students mindfulness can help them counteract the negative emotions and low self-esteem associated with a culture of standardized testing.
A key career readiness skill is to get kids talking, encouraging them to talk with each other, reach out to others not in the classroom, and to engage in deeper conversations.
As you plan next year's curriculum and activities, consider how you'll use your classroom space. Here are seven learning zones to help focus your students.
To prepare for an unpredictable future, look beyond educations' familiar rhythms to encourage staff and student voice and agency, rule challengers, design thinkers, and leaders.

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