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4 Tips for Teachers to Avoid the End-of-the-Year Coast

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Scott Sterling

Once testing is complete, both teachers and students breathe a sigh of relief. But, there's still several weeks left in the school year. Here's four tips to help teachers stay engaged, have fun, and manage stress through the homestretch in the classroom.

Where to Find the Best Teacher Appreciation Deals

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Scott Sterling

In addition to the breakfasts, lunches, and goodie bags, Teacher Appreciation Week always comes with plenty of giveaways, discounts, and bargains from national and local businesses. The trick is knowing where to look.

[Professional Development] Teachers’ Guide to National Board Certification

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Scott Sterling

National Board certification represents a significant achievement, and it's an aspiration for many educators. Here's what you need to know before pursuing it, plus three tips for success.

Applying Universal Design for Learning in the Classroom: An Educator’s Thought Process

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Winnie O'Leary

Take a peek inside one educator's brain to walk through how you can implement Universal Design for Learning approaches in your classroom!

4 Ways to Help Students Cope With Failure on State Summative Assessments

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Regina Waddell

Test scores matter, and inevitably, some students will fail their state tests. What can teachers do to communicate the importance of testing and motivate students to rebound from a poor test performance? Here are four tips!

4 Tips for Teachers to Execute an Awesome Field Trip

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Scott Sterling

The end of the school year is prime time for field trips. However, newer teachers can be intimidated by the prospect of leading the students off school grounds, and veterans may have suffered a bad experience. Here are four ways to make sure everyone has a fantastic time—even you!

[Professional Development] Evaluating Your Own Performance as an Educator

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Scott Sterling

The best teachers know that refining their practice is an ongoing process. Here are six of our favorite best-practice tips for effective self-reflection.

Technology in the Classroom: 21 Tips, Tricks, and Ideas for Educators

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Sarah Cornelius

Whether you’re looking to spice up your current lessons, catch students’ waning attention before the next break, or start planning ahead for tactics to try next year, we want to help you put all of the strategies, resources, and inspiration circulating in the education community to full use!

[Classroom Management] Making Student Relationships a Priority

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Lisa Bliss

Creating meaningful relationships with students is key to effective class management, and builds a safe and welcoming environment for learning.

What Teachers Can Do Now to Get a Head Start on Preparing for Next Year

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Scott Sterling

The current school year is nearing it's end and back-to-school time will be here before you know it. Here's four things teachers can do to start planning ahead now so you're free tp fully enjoy your summer break later!

Universal Design for Learning: Powering Personalized Experiences for All Students

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Lilly Flores

Universal Design for Learning is a research-based framework for curriculum development that addresses all learning styles from the outset to give all students equal opportunities to learn,

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