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  1. Year-Round School: Is It the Right Choice?

    Year-Round School: Is It the Right Choice?

    For the majority of students, it is almost time to go back to school, but for students that attend year-round schools, there is no traditional “back to school” time. About 3,700 K-12 public schools across the country operate on a year-round calendar — approximately 4 percent of all U.S. schools in 2011-12, according to the latest data available from the...
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  2. Tips to Kick off the New School Year

    Tips to Kick off the New School Year

    [caption id="attachment_185" align="aligncenter" width="554"] Image courtesy of gomamaguide.com[/caption] Summer is ending and you are getting your classroom ready for a new group of students. Starting the new school year is an exciting and stressful time for teachers. As you prepare for the new school year, you have a chance for a positive start that will motive students and get...
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  3. Back to School Shopping Tips for Educators

    Back to School Shopping Tips for Educators

    It is common knowledge that educators spend money out of their pocket on classroom supplies in order to provide their students with the best. We understand that funds can get tight when trying to get your classroom ready for the new school year. Back to school shopping does not have to break the budget. Check out these 7 tips to...
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  4. 5 Facts About Poverty and Its Effect on Learning

    5 Facts About Poverty and Its Effect on Learning

    Did you know that a staggering 43% of children in the US live in low-income families, with 21% of these children from families that fall below the federal poverty threshold? Research shows us that poverty can impede children’s ability to learn and contribute to social, emotional, and behavioral problems. It also can contribute to poor health and mental health. Risks are greatest for children who experience...
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  5. 7 Tips for Teaching Interviews

    For prospective teachers, the season for interviews has arrived.  Many hopeful teachers are printing out resumes, ironing their best clothes, and showing up for those nerve-racking interviews. Some will be successful in landing their dream job and some won’t. Teaching interviews can be stressful, especially if you are just out of college or reentering the profession. What can you do to impress...
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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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