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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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Expanding Your Circles of Personal and Professional Support

By Sandra Heidemann, M.S., Beth Menninga, M.A.Ed., and Claire Chang, M.A., coauthors of Intentional Teaching in Early Childhood Ana had had a very long day. She sat down to write notes on a child’s behaviors that had troubled her. But … Continue reading

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How Educators Recharge Over Winter Break

As fulfilling as working with students of all ages can be, the daily challenges you face may leave you feeling depleted and headed toward burnout. Our Advisory Board is here to share what they’re doing to recharge over the winter … Continue reading

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Mindfulness Strategies for Educators

By Barbara Gruener As I set my goals for this year, increasing the use of mindfulness professionally and personally was at the top of the list. I attended a learning session about it at the character conference in Wisconsin this … Continue reading

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Helping Students Handle Academic Pressure

By Barbara Gruener Hello, September. It’s that time again, another school session is in full swing. Those first magical weeks of connection and collaboration have lit students’ hearts and minds on fire and stoked their passion to learn and grow. … Continue reading

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