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Teacher To-Dos: A Checklist for the First Day of School

By Andrew Hawk For teachers, students, and parents, the first day of school is one of the most influential days of the year. First-year teachers will face emotions ranging from fear to excitement. Veteran teachers will be excited to try … Continue reading

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Teaching Group Work: How to Facilitate Positive, Productive Student Collaboration

By Andrew Hawk One of the most important skills a teacher can instill in students is the ability to work well with others. The world is full of many personality types. Once students are out in the adult world, they … Continue reading

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Flexible Classroom Seating: Your Questions Answered

By Shannon Anderson, author of Coasting Casey: A Tale of Busting Boredom in School After teaching for twenty-two years, I finally decided to give flexible seating a try. Although there are a few things I will change for the upcoming … Continue reading

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Teacher To-Dos: A Checklist for the End of the School Year

By Andrew Hawk At every school where I have worked, teachers must complete an end-of-the-year checklist. Depending on your administrator, your checklist may be quite long or have only a couple of items. When teachers receive their lists also depends … 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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