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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.

Although he was a president, Abraham Lincoln's life provides some powerful lessons for teachers: demonstrating restraint, building trust, and the power of predictability and presence.
When considering edtech products to improve student achievement, start with a clear goal and ask the relevant, critical questions suggested in this post.
Explore a curated list of Super Bowl lesson plans and resources from around the web.
John McCarthy January 27, 2016
Feedback is necessary for learning. Be constructive, kind, and specific. Find strategies for responding promptly to student work, and give them opportunities to reflect before revising.  
Mark Phillips makes guest appearance as "the teacher's dad," sharing his writing process with his daughter's students and answering their questions about rhetorical strategy.
Seeking to learn from what happens in the classroom, teacher researchers are innovators, curriculum drivers, agents of school change, and directors of their own professional development.
A technology director for your school or district needs to have other vital skills that go beyond knowing technology and networking.
Consider letting students decide what they want to study, who they want to work with, what outcomes they expect, and where and when they do their work.
Elena Aguilar January 22, 2016
Schools need leaders who don't yet think they are leaders and those of us teachers who are apprehensive about embracing the roles and responsibilities of leadership.