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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.

Matthew Farber, Ed.D. July 24, 2013
Teacher and edtech leader Matthew Farber introduces us to the world of gaming for social good.
Teacher and Apple Distinguished Educator Diane Darrow suggests a number of helpful ways that iPad apps can enhance traditional creative strategies.
Blogger Rebecca Alber encourages teachers to transform their direct instruction into more student-centered learning activities.
High school principal Ben Johnson asks teachers to believe they can teach a child even when parental support is not possible.
High school English teacher Ryan W. Ihrke looks past the dread of recreating the wheel to suggest that reinvention can actually be good for refreshing our teaching strategies.
Bob Lenz suggests that teachers spend a few additional summertime hours planning for successful project-based learning -- this practice can help them reap bigger benefits during the year.
Marc Anderson, co-founder and CEO of, offers five strategies for engaging English-language learners.
Nicholas Provenzano July 18, 2013
Edutopia blogger Nick Provenzano urges you to seek support from your PLN if you find yourself in the throes of Teacher Burnout.
Maurice J. Elias July 18, 2013
Maurice Elias outlines six important standards for school leaders to make a difference in the lives of their students and school communities.