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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.

History teacher, curriculum coordinator and NY Times contributor Jonathan Olsen introduces us to the six-word memoir, a simple, concise language arts tool for sharpening student focus.
Teacher and blogger Monica Burns explains how a few simple structures and routines can scaffold a successful 1:1 classroom.
Edutopia blogger Andrew Miller shares how PBL can serve as a dynamic context for arts integration.
Blogger Elena Aguilar proposes that an effective school must have a shared agreement for developing teacher practice.
Michelle Lampinen, NBCT April 8, 2013
English teacher and connected educator Michelle Lampinen shows how weekly blogging assignments can transform a high school classroom into a community of enthusiastic writers.
Blogger Ben Johnson shares strategies to help students develop the skills for critical reading and establish critical reading as a "habit of mind."
Blogger Elena Aguilar explains why poetry, and literature, play crucial curricular roles in our schools.
History teacher Rob Hallock continues Sammamish High School's blog series about the seven key elements for integrating PBL with a description of presenting his students with authentic problems to solve.
Blogger Matt Davis has curated a list of science fair resources, focusing on providing parents and students guidance as they work on a science project.