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8 Ways to Overcome the Challenges of Distance Learning

In March when schools across the United States shut down their buildings and moved to an at-home learning model basically overnight, what you all did as teachers was truly incredible. You didn’t complain or run away; you did what teachers do.   You rolled up your sleeves, met the challenge head on, and MADE THINGS HAPPEN. No matter how many years you have been teaching, no one in education has ever faced this kind of a challenge. Yet you got to the other side of the 2019–2020 distance learnin

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Leading in a Time of Crisis:  Why All Educational Leaders Need to Make SEL a Priority

This time of forced school closures and alternative learning presents the opportunity to learn more about how to implement SEL and how it’s connected to equity, cultural inclusivity and family engagement, school climate and safety, and academic achievement.

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5 Great End-of-Year Activities!

By: Jodene Smith, M.A.Posted 05/16/19
5 Great End-of-Year Activities!

The summer countdown is on, but the school year is not over yet! So, why not end the year with some great activities to get through those last few days of school? Great end-of-year activities should spice up the schedule, wrap things up, and yet squeeze in a few last moments of student learning and practice before you send students on their ways to summer and the next grade.

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Thank You for Dreaming Big

By: Dona Herweck RicePosted 05/10/19
Thank You for Dreaming Big

As part of Teacher Appreciation Week, we wanted to thank you for all of the amazing work that you do. We know that being a teacher is one of the hardest and most rewarding careers ever, and that building up the dreams of your students is what it’s all about. So, here’s a poem written just for you.

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Thank You, Teacher! Students Share their Words of Appreciation

It’s a winning combination: teachers and students. Right about now, schools everywhere are showing appreciation for their teachers with all sorts of tributes and celebrations. We thought, what better time to hear from students at each of the promoting or graduating levels to share their thought about their teachers! Here’s what a promoting kindergartner, two promoting sixth-graders, one promoting eighth grader, and two graduating seniors want you to know. These are love letters to their teachers

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Every Day Is Not Like Today

By: Sara McDaniel M. Ed.Posted 04/26/19
Every Day Is Not Like Today

It was around the year 2002. I was teaching 3rd grade in Arkansas with three good years of experience under my belt. While I can’t vividly recall the events that transpired over the course of that eight-hour day, I remember being utterly exhausted and feeling defeated with the ringing of the 3:00 pm bell.

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