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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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8 Tips for Substitute Teachers

By Andrew Hawk The substitute teacher is one of the most underappreciated and stereotyped positions in the professional world. The trials and tribulations of the substitute teacher are often made light of in sitcoms and movies. However, with instructional time … Continue reading

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Cultivate a Culture of Integrity in Your Classroom

By Andrew Hawk Toward the end of my last methods of teaching class for my bachelor’s degree, the professor delivered a lecture on community expectations for teachers. During this lecture, she reinforced what many of us already knew: Teachers are expected … Continue reading

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The Parent-Teacher Connection: Nine Strategies for Building Relationships with Your Students’ Parents

By Shannon Anderson, author of Coasting Casey Connecting with parents and creating positive relationships with them is definitely one of the top priorities for ensuring a successful school year. There are many ways to make these connections. When you show … Continue reading

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Creating an Inclusive Classroom for Students with Special Needs

By Andrew Hawk Pull-out teaching models are falling out of use whether we agree or disagree with the change. Every year, federal and state departments of education raise the amount of time special education students are expected to spend in general … Continue reading

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