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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.

Personal Learning Network

Reading in Summer Gives You Somewhere to Go

Combine the traditional escape and enrichment of summer reading with social media resources for sharing discoveries with like-minded educators and readers.
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Social and Emotional Learning

Lessons Learned About Troubled Schools From Failing States

These same four features are shared by struggling schools and failing states that have successfully turned around.
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Project-Based Learning

5 Keys to Rigorous Project-Based Learning

Well-designed project-based learning (PBL) has been shown to result in deeper learning and engaged, self-directed learners. Learn more about the five core elements of successful PBL.
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Lesson Plans

Red, White, and Blue Learning: Seven Resources for Independence Day

With the Fourth of July just a week away, you might consider doing a holiday-themed lesson or art project with your child. Blogger Matt Davis covers a few of the best Fourth of July learning resources on the Web.
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Social and Emotional Learning

Creating an Emotionally Healthy Classroom Environment

Making students feel safe and earning their trust are critical elements for turning your classroom into an emotionally healthy environment.
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Education Trends

12 Nuggets of 21st-Century Learning

Well into the 21st century, the concept of 21st-century learning is still gaining traction. Ken Kay offers 12 indicators to educate and illustrate.
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Collaborative Learning

Designing Learning Experiences: Start with the Student and Co-Create

Students are more likely to engage with a unit of study they've co-created. Matt Levinson suggests an eight-step example for how in the history classroom.
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Community Partnerships

Room to Move: Shared Use Creates Opportunities for Physical Activity

Partnering with local government, schools can create safe community spaces where children enjoy outdoor physical activity. Here are five steps to make that a reality.
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Project-Based Learning

From Modern Farm to Sustainable Table: Teaching STEM and Humanities with Authenticity

Follow a ninth grade interdisciplinary PBL class from an on-site sustainability study through designing hydroponic gardens, growing food, and an Iron Chef cook-off.
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Family Engagement

Summer Fun with the Brain in Mind

Whether storytelling, dressing backwards, or celebrating a different family member each day, summer games activate the joy of learning, decision-making, questioning, and playing with ideas.
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