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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.

Harness the immersive game Pokémon Go to engage your students in the skills required for collaboration, inquiry, written communication, and building culture.
Since light, space, and room layout impact physical and physiological well-being, enhance the quality of learning by decluttering your classroom, letting in natural light, and ditching the desks.
Through podcasts, web pages, mailed invitations, a "Meat 'n' Greet," and a final email blast, you can build up your incoming students' back-to-school excitement.
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Use design thinking (brainstorming, prototyping, testing, building, and reflecting) to co-create your classroom environment with the students who will be learning in it.
Transformational lessons don't just happen. They require planning, mindfulness, and a commitment to shift away from educational approaches of the past.
While programs like Kickboard, PBIS World, and ClassDojo can help track and identify student behavior issues, so can lower-tech practices like focused observation, simplified reporting, and team input.
Transformational teachers share best practices, build mentoring relationships, observe their peers, keep things fresh, model their subject's usefulness, and demonstrate caring beyond what they teach.
When leadership finds you, make it about improving your own teaching skills as well as helping others connect with new ideas, tools, and materials.
See where Edcamps and Unconferences got their start with Open Space Technology, an inclusive decision-making model for crowdsourcing the best ideas in your school or classroom.