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Guest blogger Anne-Lise Halvorsen introduces the lesson study, a professional development method she uses to engage and inspire pre-service teachers around elementary social studies curriculum.
Guest blogger Kimberlee Ratliff, a National Certified Counselor and APUS Associate Professor and Program Director, offers school administrators a checklist for what they should and should not expect from their school counselors.
Edutopia blogger Bob Lenz outlines the teacher defense -- an innovative approach to educators publicly sharing their learning from professional development.
Guest blogger Karin Nolan, professor, author and lifelong music educator, assures teachers that they don't have to be musicians to successfully integrate music into a standards-based curriculum.
Edutopia blogger Todd Finley examines the causes of sage-on-the-stage fright and suggests ten useful and amusing tips for teachers who need to chillax and/or energize themselves so that they can teach without fear.
Neurologist, teacher, author and Edutopia blogger Judy Willis discusses the benefits of teaching elementary students how their brains work.
Sixteen-year-old Alexa gains hands-on experience and leadership skills by collaborating on a play space for kids through Philadelphia's Public Workshop, which promotes community engagement and innovation.
Guest blogger Lori Desautels details a set of brain-compatible study strategies for fifth graders, although these methods could be adapted for use at any age.
Guest blogger Jon Bergmann, a pioneer of the Flipped-Classroom Model, suggests that the biggest hurdle to flipping a classroom may be the teacher's self-perception of his or her role as an educator.