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How to Accelerate Learning Over the Summer Break

As an educator, I have a firm belief that home can be an extension of the classroom. It wasn't until I was a curriculum specialist that I struck school-to-home connection gold! Read on to see the evolution of how a true home-to-school connection can be made…quickly!

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How to Combat Summer Slide and Plan for Success in the New Year

Combat Summer Slide and Plan for Success. It is important get organized early in order to have enough time to plan out all of the details of the summer program. Spending quality time preparing at the beginning will help ensure that the right team is in place to support the program and that students and families will have a positive and enriching experience.

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What’s All the Buzz About SEL? 5 Ways to Introduce the Emotion Revolution to Your School!

It seems the term Social Emotional Learning or SEL is everywhere these days. For many educators, this is met with a collective sigh of relief. At long last, we are talking about more than just academics and standardized testing when it comes to providing students with a quality education. To others, however, the buzz about SEL may be cause for concern. Is SEL merely a trend? Is it just the flavor of the month that will soon fade away only to be replaced by the next big idea in education?

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Setting a Great Tone for the New School Year: Parent Letter

It's that time of year‚ back-to-school shopping, classroom decorating, organizing, planning, planning, planning, and... coming to terms with the fact that our days of Summer fun are numbered. However, Back to School shouldn't be synonymous with the end of fun! As teachers, the end of Summer can act as a springboard to catapult us positively into a new year. It's our chance to let the adrenalin from vacations carry us through to an amazing new school year! For me, the beginning of a new school ye

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Welcoming and Engaging Your Next "Class" of Parents!

By: Jodene Smith, M.A.Posted 07/15/16
Welcoming and Engaging Your Next "Class" of Parents!

The new school year is about to start, and along with a new class of students comes a new set of parents! Here are a few ideas for welcoming and engaging parents to get the school year off to a great start.

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Spring Renewal: How to Finish Strong and Finish Positive!

As we count down the days until the last day of school, it is important to make sure we are still giving our best. Here are some ways teachers can support and motivate their fellow teachers, students, and studens' parents to finish the school year strong and positive!

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