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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.

Low standardized test scores are a reflection of being uninspired, not unknowledgeable. Teach your students how to care, lose their fears, and identify and overcome their obstacles.
Help your students develop a growth mindset through fostering student agency and active learning, student-led meetings, low-stakes writing assignments, team problem solving, and honest reflection.
Through being reflective about your own teaching practices, model and guide students toward a more reflective approach to their projects, grades, actions, and reactions.
Check out these young adult fiction page-turners -- and then recommend them to your own kids or the students you teach.
As a homegrown solution, schools aren't waiting for federal funding. Instead, they are enlisting parents as partners to help close the digital divide.
Joshua Block May 9, 2016
Move beyond the five-paragraph essay. Bring school writing to life through freewriting, peer reviews, and allowing students to include relevant memories and vivid descriptions.
Amy Erin Borovoy (aka VideoAmy) May 6, 2016
Whether you have the resources to travel internationally or just take a short trip, traveling can be enriching both personally and professionally for educators. Watch the videos in VideoAmy's playlist for some ideas!
Teacher travel grants can be the perfect source to fund professional development, service-learning, and study abroad trips. Here are some resources to help teachers apply and some of the best places to look.
To find a more fulfilling job in education, clarify your goals and skills, network with other educators, strengthen your resume, and fully understand any position being offered.