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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.

Guest blogger Sara Hallermann, Curriculum Development Manager at Buck Institute for Education, looks through the lens of PBL to show how six of the Common Core's big ideas are compatible with this activity-centered approach.
Guest Blogger Caroline Trull introduces phantom endings, an ELA compositional exercise that teaches students how a concluding paragraph works and how to write one.
Edutopia blogger Beth Holland reminds us that we're preparing students for a future that has yet to be invented as she defines technology fluency and offers three strategies for building it into curriculum.
Edutopia blogger Nick Provenzano shares four successful strategies, both teacher- and student-directed, for stimulating a classroom and getting students' heads back in the game.
Edutopia blogger Terry Heick reflects on the fluid nature of student learning and how assessment needs to reflect that, and then suggests six strategies for enhancing depth of understanding.