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Teacher To-Dos: A Checklist for the First Day of School

By Andrew Hawk For teachers, students, and parents, the first day of school is one of the most influential days of the year. First-year teachers will face emotions ranging from fear to excitement. Veteran teachers will be excited to try … Continue reading

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Tips, Quotes, and Activities to Start the School Year on a Positive Note

Help your students (and yourself!) start off this school year right by staying positive. These tips, quotes, and helpful reminders for positive thinking can be perfect conversation starters for the classroom to keep kids feeling motivated to succeed. Words of … Continue reading

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Back-to-School Strategies for Parents of Kids with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD)

By Elizabeth Reeve, coauthor of The Survival Guide for Kids with Autism Spectrum Disorders (And Their Parents) The transition back to school can be challenging for all families. For families with children on the autism spectrum, the start of school offers … Continue reading

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Walk, Don’t Run: Seven Simple Tips for a Successful School Year

By Justin Ashley, author of The Balanced Teacher Path: How to Teach, Live, and Be Happy I was lying by a friend’s neighborhood pool, minding my own business, when my wife poked me and suggested I get out of my … 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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