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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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First Steps: Three Tips for Building Positive Relationships with Your Students’ Parents

By Otis Kriegel, author of Everything a New Elementary School Teacher REALLY Needs to Know (But Didn’t Learn in College) Relationships with students’ parents can feel overwhelming, especially for new teachers. You were taught how to teach kids. But probably … Continue reading

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Teaching Students About Climate Change

By Garth Sundem, author of Real Kids, Real Stories, Real Character: Choices That Matter Around the World Sex. Drugs. Evolution. Cancer science. Climate change. Climate change is one of those things: You just know that no matter how you teach … 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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Making the Grade: 8 Tips for Organizing Your Grading

By Andrew Hawk For a classroom to function properly, the teacher has to have effective systems in place to complete daily, weekly, monthly, and quarterly tasks. Long- and short-term lesson planning often get lots of attention. However, the importance of … Continue reading

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