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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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Character Education Books That Every Counselor Needs

By Barbara Gruener Part of our Counselor’s Corner series. Click to read other posts in the Counselor’s Corner. For the past two decades, I’ve been obsessed with picture books that can teach and help reinforce the values we espouse at … Continue reading

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Guidelines for Teachers Using Social Media

By Andrew Hawk  Teacher-student relationships have been under a magnifying glass for several years as case after case of inappropriate relationships have trickled into the news. This scrutiny has also surfaced in the debate over how educators should handle their … Continue reading

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