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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.

Helping students learn to accept differences is one way to overcome the hate we see in so many facets of our society today.
Explore some resources for using the World Series to bring history, math, social studies, music, and visual arts to your classroom.
Learn to access the right data: the why (why do your students not get it?) and the how (how can you reteach content to stick?).
Increased self-confidence and self-understanding, enhanced communication skills, and improved cognition are among the many reasons for teaching the arts.
Inspire young people to get engaged with the political process through a timely new film series about the U.S. system of democracy, elections, and governance.
Chelsea Dale September 28, 2016
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.
While evidence suggests that action video games enhance higher-order brain functions, the violence built into most commercial titles is far from beneficial.
Browse a curated list of resources for improving parent-teacher conferences, including ideas for highlighting student progress, ways to encourage students to take the lead, and questions every parent should ask.
Heather Wolpert-Gawron September 21, 2016
The American Library Association's Banned Books Week is a time schools can pay special homage to those books censored throughout history.
Here are some activities to stimulate your students' minds when they need a change, and to focus and calm them when they're just too stimulated.