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Empower Gifted Learners to Advocate for Themselves

By Deb Douglas, author of The Power of Self-Advocacy for Gifted Learners: Teaching the Four Essential Steps to Success (Grades 5–12) As the days of summer passed, eleven-year-old Carmen grew more and more anxious about the start of another school … Continue reading

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10 Things Teachers Can Do Now to Prepare for the New School Year

By Andrew Hawk The day-to-day shuffle of teaching can be mentally exhausting. Many teachers need the summer to recharge so they can come back to school refreshed. However, teachers can do a lot to get ready for the upcoming school … Continue reading

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How Veteran Teachers Can Support New Teachers at the Beginning of the School Year

By Otis Kriegel, author of Everything a New Elementary School Teacher REALLY Needs to Know (But Didn’t Learn in College) You’ve been teaching for a while. You’re comfortable in your shoes as a teacher, and you understand how to develop … Continue reading

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What’s News? Finding Service Learning Ideas in the Newspaper

By Cathryn Berger Kaye, M.A., author of The Complete Guide to Service Learning Every time I pick up a newspaper, I see a story that makes me think, Wow, if students knew about that! Yes, summer is time off from … Continue reading

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Teaching at a New School: Advice for Learning the School’s Culture

By Otis Kriegel, author of Everything a New Elementary School Teacher REALLY Needs to Know (But Didn’t Learn in College). This post was originally published on August 22, 2013. In my career, I have taught at five different schools. It’s … Continue reading

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