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How to Make After School Programs Engaging in Today’s Classroom

Since After School programs can look different and are able to support all students with a range of environments and instructional programs, after school programs can be designed to meet the range of needs in engaging and relevant ways. Students can be provided with rich and complex instruction, encouraged to solve problems, and consider difficult content, learning vocabulary and new content to support their daily instruction.

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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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Four Ways to Create a Positive, Productive Learning Environment in Your Classroom Today!

There is a lot of research available about attributes that positively affect student achievement.  Most of the research is centered on educational practices and what works best with our students. But I dare say, students will thrive in an environment that’s positive and uplifting where they feel safe to take risks and voice their opinion.

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Start Every Day with Hello

By: Jodene Smith, M.A.Posted 09/07/18
Start Every Day with Hello

What do you do when you see your colleagues in the morning? You probably greet them in some way…maybe with hello or good morning. So, it only makes sense to do the same thing with your students as well. Establishing the routine of greeting every student, every day is a great way to engage with students. It may even become your favorite part of the day! Here are a few reasons you may want to consider starting every day with hello.

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Top 4 Tips for a New Principal

By: Adam DovicoPosted 08/31/18
Top 4 Tips for a New Principal

On July 17, 2017, the keys to Moore Magnet Elementary School in the Winston-Salem Forsyth County School system were handed over to me. I was fulfilling my dream to be a school principal. I have been fortunate over my career to travel to hundreds of schools and help them implement new strategies to increase engagement, rigor, and culture, but this time it was different. It was my school. And it was scary. For those of you in the same boat, or looking to be a school leader, here are my top four ti

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5 New Teacher Tips I Wish Someone Had Told Me

By: Sarah GarzaPosted 08/24/18
5 New Teacher Tips I Wish Someone Had Told Me

Calling all new teachers! I know from experience that the first couple of years in the classroom can be quite challenging. Here are some tips to help you stay in the game, and become great at one of the most important and rewarding jobs you’ll ever have!

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