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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 articles, please don't hesitate to let us know.

Teaching Strategies

New Things to Try in 2015

Instead of committing to New Year's resolutions this year, try for scalability with these strategy suggestions for the next five days, five weeks, and five months.
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Coding in the Classroom

Coding for Kids Revisited

Learn about six new or improved resources designed especially to help elementary school students learn and develop coding skills.
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Classroom Management

The Agile Classroom

While a classroom is different from a startup, certain mindsets and strategies translate well: vision, agility, the right tools, creative thinking, and recognizing individual strengths.
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Education Trends

2014: One Educator's Year in Review

Vicki Davis documents 14 education trends that she observed in 2014, from disrespected teachers and data-driven schools to cool new tech and passionate educators.
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Education Trends

Innovation: Significant Positive Change

Educational innovation means finding new, positive, impactful ways to rethink roles and responsibilities, create meaningful learning opportunities, and enable students to untangle complexity.
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Professional Development

Making Those New Year's Resolutions Stick

The best New Year's resolutions result in improved student learning. Whether introducing new pedagogy or starting student blogs, take small steps and don't fear failure.
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Education Trends

Teacher of Year Sean McComb Makes the Case for Optimism

As he makes his way across the country visiting classrooms and meeting policy makers, we catch up with National Teacher of the Year, Sean McComb, in this interview.
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Education Trends

The Longer View: Edtech and 21st-Century Education

A forward-thinking Baby Boomer reflects on the need to accept the opportunities offered by technology to educate the generations who embrace it.
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College Readiness

Bridging the Gap Between Aspiration and Attainment in College Enrollment

According to a recent report, only 40 percent of working-aged American adults have a college degree. Here's other report findings and also suggestions for graduating students more college-success ready.
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Literacy

Tweeting the Read-Aloud: Engaging and Motivating Readers

Engage young readers by showing them the value of composing and sending tweets to authors whose books they've enjoyed during a read-aloud.
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