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Summer To-Dos for First Year-Teachers

By Otis Kriegel, author of Everything a New Elementary School Teacher REALLY Needs to Know This post was originally published on July 16, 2014. When I think back to the summer before my first year of teaching, I remember a … Continue reading

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Oops! Even Teachers Make Mistakes

By Otis Kriegel, author of Everything a New Elementary School Teacher REALLY Needs to Know (But Didn’t Learn in College) You did it. You made a mistake. Teachers are surprisingly human. We are not perfect. Of course we make mistakes. … Continue reading

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Being Flexible with Flex Classroom Seating

By Shannon Anderson, author of Coasting Casey: A Tale of Busting Boredom in School Thinking about using flex seating for your classroom? I’m a huge fan. That being said, I’ve learned over the years that not all students do well … Continue reading

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How to Motivate Students with Effective Praise

By Amanda C. Symmes, LICSW Motivating students can be a challenging part of the work we do in schools. Kids often report not liking school, and when asked what they do enjoy, they often answer with video games or some … Continue reading

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Clean, Comfy, and Qualified: How (and Why) to Assemble a Teaching “Uniform”

By Otis Kriegel, author of Everything a New Elementary School Teacher REALLY Needs to Know (But Didn’t Learn in College) Not sure what to wear to work? Think back to one or two of your own teachers who looked like … Continue reading

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