Category Archives: Teaching Strategies

Enter to win The Balanced Teacher Path!

We’re giving away copies of The Balanced Teacher Path to five lucky readers! In The Balanced Teacher Path, award-winning teacher Justin Ashley offers advice on achieving work-life balance and employing self-care techniques to avoid burnout. A perfect summer read! To Enter: … Continue reading

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Finishing Touches: Meaningful Activities to End the School Year

By Shannon Anderson, author of Coasting Casey Each May, I wonder how another school year could be over already—just when I’ve bonded with all of the kids and watched them grow so much, and just when we’ve become a big, … Continue reading

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3 Ways Teachers Can Earn Extra Cash This Summer and All Year Long

By Justin Ashley, author of The Balanced Teacher Path: How to Teach, Live, and Be Happy Teaching is among the lowest-paying positions with college degrees in the country. The pay starts low and increases at a slower rate than in … Continue reading

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Tips to Reengage Kids Who Have Checked Out for the School Year

Keeping your students engaged during the final weeks of school can be a challenge. The Free Spirit Advisory Board members are here to share their best advice for reengaging kids who have checked out for the school year. “Keeping kids … Continue reading

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Teen Dating Violence: Can You Spot the Warning Signs of Abuse?

By Liz Bergren Entering a romantic relationship for the first time is an adolescent rite of passage. We get thrown into the complexities of what it means to love and be loved, touched, and potentially hurt and/or rejected. Our early … Continue reading

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