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  1. Pros and Cons of Online Learning

    Pros and Cons of Online Learning

    What was once reserved for higher education is now a growing trend among K-12 students nationwide – online learning.  More than 2.7 million students in grades K-12 across the United States are taking part in online learning and are getting a quality education completely online. Online learning is one of the fastest growing trends in educational uses of technology. Learn...
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  2. Is Summer School Necessary for my Child?

    Is Summer School Necessary for my Child?

    The school year is wrapping up and summer vacation is right around the corner. That leads to the question – what are the kids going to do now? Many schools offer options for summer school. Whether your child would benefit from some extra classroom time, or you're hoping to give your child a head start on next year - summer...
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  3. 8 Tips to Keep Students Motivated Through the End of the School Year

    8 Tips to Keep Students Motivated Through the End of the School Year

    The weather is warming, the end of the semester is near, and your students are getting antsy for summer vacation. Getting all your students focused, eager, and on task at the beginning of the school year is challenging enough, but it can be near impossible as summer approaches. There is no cure for spring fever, but here are 8 tips to...
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  4. 10 Top Field Trips on a Budget

    10 Top Field Trips on a Budget

    Field trips give students an opportunity to venture outside of normal classroom activities and learn in a more interactive, engaging environment. We all know field trips are great learning experiences, but decreasing budgets sometimes makes planning them a hard task. What if we told you that you could plan a meaningful field trip for your class for little to no cost? Here is...
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  5. 5 Great Tips to Use Social Media for Learning

    5 Great Tips to Use Social Media for Learning

    It’s no secret that students spend most of their free time on social media. When used carefully, social media for learning can be a useful teaching tool, rather than a distraction. You constantly try to bring your teaching closer to the “real world” and make it more fun, so why not use social media as a learning tool and integrate...
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  6. 4 Time Management Tips for Students

    4 Time Management Tips for Students

    We are not born with time management skills. This is something that needs to be taught. Teaching children organizational skills is key to helping them succeed in school and life. Time management helps children to prioritize tasks, complete activities in a timely fashion, and learn to manage and stick to a schedule. Here are 4 essential time management tips kids can use to...
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  7. 8 Tips for Preventing Bullying

    8 Tips for Preventing Bullying

    It is no surprise to educators that bullying is a common problem among all schools. They have known for years that students need to be in safe and supportive learning environments to thrive. And the vast majority care deeply about keeping children safe. Given that commitment to student safety, why do so many children still experience bullying? Retired elementary school...
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  8. 9 Tips to Improve Teacher and Parent Communication

    9 Tips to Improve Teacher and Parent Communication

    Good two-way communication between families and schools is necessary for your students' success. Not surprisingly, research shows that the more communication parents and teachers share about a student, the better equipped both will be to help that student achieve success. Consider these tips to improve teacher and parent communication in your classroom. Have a Plan: Let parents know what...
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  9. Handwritten Notes vs. Typed Notes

    Handwritten Notes vs. Typed Notes

    It’s no surprise that laptops have become common in the classroom, many times taking the place of spiral notebooks and pencils for taking notes. Laptops, as with most technology, would seem to be more efficient than taking notes by hand. But it turns out there are still advantages to doing things the old-fashioned way. A study done by two professors, Pam Mueller and...
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  10. 10 Activities to Help Teach Students Respect

    10 Activities to Help Teach Students Respect

    On Monday, our country will be celebrating Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. Most people are aware of this, but how many of us actually do something to honor his memory? Martin Luther King Jr. inspired the human race to strive for equality among all people. He fought to make life fair for everyone, and did it in peaceful and respectful...
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