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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.

Forget about all the vague, superficial information out there. Edutopia blogger Terry Heick cuts to the chase with 19 meaningful questions parents can ask their children's teachers at the beginning of the school year.
Get to know your students and strengthen the home-school partnership with these seven tips for reaching out to parents and meeting families.
Get to know your students and strengthen the home-school partnership with these seven tips for reaching out to parents and meeting families.
Effective classroom management starts at the beginning of the year when a teacher clearly and respectfully lays out behavior standards and methods for handling misbehavior.
When establishing that first contact with parents on back-to-school night, start the year right by being transparent, direct, and consistent.
Matt Weyers September 10, 2014
Join two middle school teachers in their first post of a year-long series about implementing a PBL pilot program in their fifth grade classroom.
A storytelling app helps students use technology to produce and publish writing, collaborate with others, and hit the College and Career Readiness Anchor Standards for Writing.
STEM teacher Don LaBonte uses the Portal 2 Puzzle Editor to engage his students in designing and demonstrating math and science problems through game design.
Todd Finley September 5, 2014
A "sponge activity" is a lesson soaking up precious time that would otherwise be lost. Hint: it should be fun as well as educational.

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