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4 Compassion Projects for Preschool

By Molly Breen If you’ve ever had a classroom pet, then you know how transformational they can be for some children. That child who is incredibly impulsive and physically rough with friends is suddenly docile and tender with a little … Continue reading

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9 Ideas for School Leaders to Set a Clear Vision for the Year Ahead

By Andrew Hawk This summer has passed faster than any that I can remember. It is already almost time for staff and students to return to school for what we all hope will be a year that is easier than … Continue reading

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Avoid the Summer Slump: 7 Ways to Encourage Reluctant Readers All Summer Long

By Andrew Hawk It’s hard to believe that another school year is almost in the books and it will soon be summer again. One of the hardest things for teachers to cope with is spending a year working hard to … Continue reading

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10 Tips for Packing Up Your Classroom at the End of the School Year

By Andrew Hawk The end of the school year is a hectic time for educators. We have many things that must be completed in a short period of time, from end-of-year grades to any number of clerical duties. On top … Continue reading

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Inextricably Linked: Self-Esteem and Academic Performance

By Allison Wedell Schumacher If you didn’t experience it in school, you’ve surely felt it in another aspect of your life: the awful, sinking sensation called “I can’t.” Even if you’ve practiced. Even if you’ve studied. Sometimes those powerful negative … Continue reading

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