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9 Tips for Successful Parent-Teacher Communication

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McKenna Wierman

You know communication between teachers and parents is vital, but how do you actually make time for regular interactions to build those critical relationships? Here are nine tips to help you establish successful lines of communication.

Elementary Classroom Design: 17 Organizational Hacks Under $17

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Chloe Roberts

We’ve combed Pinterest and the blogospheres for 17 of the best ideas to make your classroom more manageable for the upcoming school year. Best of all, each one comes in at a cost of under $17!

7 Essential Elements Every Elementary Classroom Needs

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McKenna Wierman

Before you head back to school to unpack your boxes and gear up for the new school year, consider these seven key elements that every dynamic 21st century elementary classroom needs to have to be successful.

[Blended Learning] How to Start Station Rotation Without 1:1 Devices

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Regina Waddell

You can implement a station rotation model in your classroom with just a few Internet-connected devices, even if no one else in your building is using a blended learning approach. Ready to get started? Follow these steps to plan your first lesson.

Teacher Deals, Classroom Makeovers, Building Community, and More: The Teachers’ Ultimate Guide to Back-to-School Planning

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Sarah Cornelius

We know all of you educators are putting plenty of thought into what you’ll do to get the new school year off to a great start. To help, we’ve rounded up some of our best resources on classroom organization, classroom management, and teacher deals!

6 Steps to Relaunch Yourself as a Teacher

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Regina Waddell

There's a reason they call teaching a practice! Follow this easy framework to improve a specific part of your teaching practice and make the next year in the classroom your best yet.

Flip Your Classroom in 6 Simple Steps

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Regina Waddell

Flipping your classroom is a great strategy to help personalize learning and provide more one-on-one time for your students. And, it doesn’t have to be time consuming or complicated! Follow these six easy steps, and you’ll be up and running in no time.

DIY Projects You Have to Try If You Teach Elementary School

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McKenna Wierman

What teacher doesn’t love scrolling through Pinterest for awesome lesson ideas, classroom decoration inspiration, organizational tips, and everything in between?

Lesson Planning, Grading Systems, and More: Teachers’ Ultimate Guide to Revamp Your Classroom Processes

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Sarah Cornelius

The new school year is a time for fresh starts—so why not take the opportunity to rethink some of the day-to-day logistics of your classroom? We've got ideas to get you inspired!

Books, Podcasts, TEDTalks and More: The Teachers’ Ultimate Guide to DIY Summer Professional Development

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Scott Sterling

Teachers may have summer break away from the classroom—but that doesn’t mean you have three months off. We put together this guide with some of our favorite resources for pedagogy updates, classroom strategies, and educator inspiration—no matter what your style is!

4 Easy Ways to Integrate Technology in the Classroom

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Scott Sterling

Making technology a part of your classroom doesn’t have to mean expensive edtech solutions and complicated implementations. Here’s four easy ways to start incorporating every day technology into your lesson plans.

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