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Back-to-School Educator Giveaway! Enter to Win an iPad Mini™ Tablet

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Sarah Cornelius

We're celebrating the start of another outstanding year of teaching and learning by giving away two iPad Mini tablets!

Preparing Your Child for College: 5 Critical Soft Skills for College Readiness

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Sarah Cornelius

"Soft skills" go beyond standard classroom studies; they are college- and career-readiness skills that are interpersonal in nature, which include personal qualities, characteristics, and attitudes. Here are five soft skills that are key to a great college experience.

Research at Edmentum: Teaming Up with Marzano Research to Understand How Study Island Drives Student Growth

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Shannan LaMalfa

If you are a fan of Dr. Robert J. Marzano, you probably have some idea of why I was so excited to write this blog post. Marzano is a leading researcher in education.

Top 10 First Day of School Tips for Teachers

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Sarah Cornelius

The big day is nearly here! Take a breath and calm those back-to-school jitters with these 10 simple tips for a successful first day of class!

10 Tips for Navigating IEP Meetings for the General Education Elementary Teacher

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McKenna Wierman

Individualized Education Program meetings, or IEP meetings, represent a key step in a larger, more complex process to address a child’s unique learning needs, and general education teachers are an essential part of the IEP team.

4 Student Rewards That Encourage Intrinsic Motivation – And Don’t Cost a Thing

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Scott Sterling

Positive recognition is essential in establishing a harmonious and productive classroom culture. Check out these ideas for student-centered rewards that only require the investment of a little time.

[Classroom Management] 4 Considerations to Find the Best Seating Arrangement

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Scott Sterling

The beginning of the school year is ripe with possibilities, including how you arrange your classroom. And, just as teaching has evolved significantly over the past few years, so too have strategies for desk arrangements. Here’s four things to take into consideration to find the perfect classroom setup for you.

Back-to-School Teacher Toolkit: Free Classroom Resources to Help Get to Know Your New Students!

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McKenna Wierman

As you gear up for the new school year, check out EducationCity’s FREE Back-to-School Toolkit, which includes lots of exciting resources to help you get to know your new class and the EducationCity gang!

What Can We Learn from the First Round of Federal Feedback on ESSA State Plans?

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Dave Adams

The Department of Education has made public the first set of feedback on submitted state plans, and a much clearer picture of what expectations for accountability every state will have to meet has emerged.

Implementing New Technology in the Elementary Classroom

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McKenna Wierman

With a bit of preparation, a little patience, and some power strips, you can help your students get comfortable with using devices and online programs in your elementary classroom.

Internship Experience at Edmentum: Chloe Roberts

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Carly Bursik

Chloe Roberts spent her summer interning in our Marketing Department in Texas. Find more out about Chloe and her experiences at Edmentum!

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