Tag Archives: new school year

What Happens When the Principal Has First-Day-of-School Jitters?

By Andrew Hawk When I first became a teacher, I intended to teach for ten years. Afterward, I wanted to transition into either administration or college instruction. By the time I started a graduate program in educational leadership, I knew … 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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Building Class Community and Setting Behavior Expectations

By Molly Breen The summer months can be a time to retool, refresh, and invigorate our teacher tool kits. We look to September as a marker for a “fresh start” with our student groups, and on the teacher side, our … Continue reading

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Helping Students with Learning Disabilities Manage Back-to-School Anxiety

By Myles L. Cooley, Ph.D., author of A Practical Guide to Mental Health & Learning Disorders for Every Educator: How to Recognize, Understand, and Help Challenged (and Challenging) Students Succeed Teachers, imagine this scenario: Over the summer, you’ve noticed several … Continue reading

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Building Relationships with Your Back-to-School Letter

By Andrew Hawk When it is time to prepare for a new school year, teachers have many things they must accomplish. In the rush of lesson planning and room arranging, we sometimes overlook small details. One useful strategy that many … Continue reading

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