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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.

These strategies can help you thrive in your first year and build the kind of resilience that will carry you through the many challenges teachers face.
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.
Staying organized is about finding a system that works for you, picking tools that you'll actually use, and continually refining what works best for you.
Teach the 2016 U.S. presidential election with this curated collection, featuring lesson plans, multimedia, and interactive games for K-12 students.
Stacey Goodman August 18, 2016
From modeling curiosity to exploring big questions, check out these five tips for using art to cultivate imagination and wonder in your classroom.
How does one advance from good teaching into greatness? It takes a tremendous deal of reflection and the will to change.
Check for understanding, manage your students, and build classroom community with these six opening and closing classroom routines.
Harley Center shares how relationships, humor, choice, and displaying his work engaged him, plus his three-minute video highlighting student work and personalized learning.
Using a six-point strategy, teachers can help students learn about responsible web research by assessing the validity of most information that they’ll encounter online.

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