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5 Ways to Start the School Year Strong

By: Jodene Smith, M.A.Posted 08/17/18
5 Ways to Start the School Year Strong

I can’t believe that it’s already time to start the school year again. Summer always seems to fly by. This time of year brings both excited and nervous energy, no matter how long I’ve been teaching. Amidst the lesson planning, professional development days, and classroom “decorating”, I always make sure that I plan intentional ways to connect with my students, especially at the beginning of the year.

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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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5 Steps to Establish a Positive Classroom Management System

Positive, workable Classroom Management can be one of the most challenging things for teachers to develop, but it's one of the most important things to do when it comes to effective teaching and learning! Here are five great tips to develop effective Classroom Management!

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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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One Conversation at a Time

By: Suzanne I. Barchers, Ed.D.Posted 01/30/14
One Conversation at a Time

Do you have lasting conversations with your students? Here’s how one teacher implemented a daily journal entry writing activity in her class, how it allowed her to connect with her students, and how she and her students benefitted from it over the course of the school year.

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