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Classroom Management

[Parent Tips] Successful Grade Transitions from Kindergarten Through High School

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Megan Sternke

New classroom environments, unfamiliar teachers, and different expectations make transitioning to a new grade a challenging experience for many children. This transition can be especially stressful when it includes changing buildings as well. Check out our tips for making these transitions as smooth and successful as possible from Kindergarten through high school!

Rethink Your Grading System

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Scott Sterling

Ready to revamp your grading system? Here are five options to consider!

The Benefits of Bringing Gamification into the Classroom

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Scott Sterling

Games can be a powerful tool in the classroom to provide context around learning experiences in order to deepen students' engagement and understanding.

[Classroom Management] Implementing Tech Tools without the Headaches

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Madison Michell

It's always exciting to start using new tech tools in the classroom - and just a little daunting. With careful planning, a few organizational tricks, and plenty of practice, you can feel confident about implementing these resources without any fear or frustration!

[Summer Planning] Tips for Time Management in the Classroom

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Shannan LaMalfa

Teacher's daily schedules are filled with lots of competing demands on their time. We've put together a few of our best classroom time management strategies to help you make the most of your school days!

Who, What, and How? Exploring Genius Hour

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Madison Michell

Looking for a strategy to incorporate more authentic learning and student agency in your classroom? Try giving students the opportunity to explore their own interests with a genius hour!

Is Visual Note Taking Worth a Try?

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Scott Sterling

Lots of students like to draw and doodle during class. Visual note taking strategies can turn that tendency into a powerful tool to deepen comprehension.

Changing Your View on Change: How Teachers Can Lead Change in the Classroom

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Nicky Simon-Burton

Managing change is not always the sole responsibility of administrators. In fact, the ADKAR® framework for change management may resonate with how many classroom educators are already encouraging engagement and helping students navigate change.

Classroom Technology & Student Choice: Creative Strategies to Engage Students on a Budget

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Shannon LaBree

Just as technology has rapidly evolved and impacted so many aspects of daily life, its involvement and implementation in the classroom has also advanced significantly in recent years.

[Classroom IT] 4 Tips to Streamline Device Troubleshooting

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Scott Sterling

Short on IT staffing and resources? Check out these strategies to enlist students, teachers, and parents to make the troubleshooting process faster and more efficient!

Earth Day: FREE Classroom Resources!

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Madison Michell

What are you doing to help celebrate this important event with your students? Check out our Earth Day 2016 Toolkit with free, printable activities, lesson plans, fact sheets, and posters to help inform and engage your preK-6th grade students.

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