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Movement Activities for Young Children to Break the Ice

By Connie Bergstein Dow, author of From A to Z with Energy! 26 Ways to Move and Play Here are two playful movement activities that work well for the beginning of the school year, or anytime! Each includes a guide … Continue reading

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Overcoming the Need to Be the Perfect Teacher

By Shannon Anderson, author of Penelope Perfect: A Tale of Perfectionism Gone Wild It’s easy to fall into the trap of feeling “less than” when we see posts of awesome classroom projects on social media and genius hacks teachers come … Continue reading

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The ABCs of Self-Care for Teachers

By Beth Baker, M.S.Ed., coauthor of The PBIS Team Handbook: Setting Expectations and Building Positive Behavior As a special education teacher, I have worked with students who had some pretty deep emotional and behavioral concerns. I would show up to … Continue reading

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It’s a Coverup! What to Do When Your Child Lies About a Mistake

By Kimberly Feltes Taylor and Eric Braun, coauthors of How to Take the ACHE Out of Mistakes Imagine this scenario: You’re at the checkout counter at the grocery story. All the groceries are rung up—for a total of $52.50. You … Continue reading

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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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