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Recruiting and Hiring Great Teachers

By Evelyn M. Randle-Robbins, M.A., author of The Hands-On Guide to School Improvement Staff turnover differs from school to school. Some teachers retire. Some find it difficult to adjust to instructional or organizational changes and decide to go elsewhere. Other … Continue reading

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6 Strategies to Reenergize Your PBIS Team

By Beth Baker, M.S.Ed., and Char Ryan, Ph.D., authors of The PBIS Team Handbook After a long winter break, school has resumed. In northern climates (where we are from) it continues to be cold and snowy, and there is not … 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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Defusing Refusing: Reaching and Teaching Students Who Display Resistant, Defiant, and Confrontational Behavior (Part 3 of 3)

By Tom McIntyre, Ph.D., author of The Survival Guide for Kids with Behavior Challenges Thank you for joining me for the third and final segment of our blog post series. In part one, I talked about developing a professional mindset … Continue reading

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Addressing Microaggressions: Exploring Assumptions and Stereotypes

By Christa M. Tinari, coauthor of Create a Culture of Kindness in Middle School Microaggression. It’s one of those terms that can draw a lot of ire. But is it really “a thing”? According to Dr. Derald Wing Sue, “Microaggressions are … Continue reading

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