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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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How to Encourage Collaboration in the Classroom

By Shannon Anderson, author of Coasting Casey: A Tale of Busting Boredom in School I don’t remember my teachers assigning a lot of cooperative learning activities when I was younger, but when they did require group projects, I cringed. Somehow, … Continue reading

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Engaging Parents in Student Success

By Barbara Gruener Part of our Counselor’s Corner series. Click to read other posts in the Counselor’s Corner. This wise proverb, suspected to have come from African roots, is really speaking to me as we launch into the 2017–2018 school … Continue reading

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First Steps: Three Tips for Building Positive Relationships with Your Students’ Parents

By Otis Kriegel, author of Everything a New Elementary School Teacher REALLY Needs to Know (But Didn’t Learn in College) Relationships with students’ parents can feel overwhelming, especially for new teachers. You were taught how to teach kids. But probably … 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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