Entries related to: class-culture

Establishing a Culture of Continuous Collaboration

If everyone is moving forward together, then success takes care of itself.

— Henry Ford

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Back to School: Prepare to Communicate with Families All Year Long

As I write this piece, it’s as if my computer, watch, phone, oven, microwave, and all...

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Seamlessly Implementing Social and Emotional Learning

The importance of Social and Emotional Learning is evident. 40 years of research show that kids...

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First Days of School: It's Always Awkward in the Beginning

First days of school are always so idyllic in my mind. Full of hope and promise and potential. I...

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10 Ways to Build Stress Resilience Based on Science

I just watched a television commercial advertising "Back to School" sales. Could it be? Is it...

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Real Ways School Leaders Can Build Morale and Reduce Stress in Schools

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3 Steps to Successful Student Collaboration

Why We Hang In There

Deep sighs, rolled eyes, slumped shoulders, and hanging heads, met with...

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Home Stretch: Finish the End of the School Year Strong

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Building Democratic Classrooms: Cultivating Civic Competencies

Question for you: If the health of our democracy depends on the people, then when do we learn...

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How to Deal with a Chatty Classroom

Your students just won’t stop talking. You feel like you’re constantly talking over people just...

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10 Tips to End the Year with Positivity and Purpose

Inevitably, when educators get to April or May, the question of “How many days are left?” is...

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All-School Read: Building Community & Promoting Understanding

In the spring of 2017, our middle school experienced an eruption of racist slurs and hate...

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Five Assessment Myths and Misunderstandings

Walking around the classroom, clipboard in hand, I moved as quickly as possible, diligently...

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Building a Strong Learning Community for Newcomer ELLs

We know that students benefit from strong social-emotional support, and a big part of that is...

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Setting the Tone for All Learners with Visual Cues

Inclusion practices have moved many students from special education rooms into mainstream...

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The Top 5 Things I Learned from a Five-Year-Old About Growth Mindset

The shiny new bicycle was forcefully shoved to the ground in disgust as Parker shouted,

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Health, Safety, and Education: A Life-Changing Model

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Culturally Responsive Teaching: It Begins with Responsiveness

Early last fall, I had the opportunity to sit with a team of sixth grade teachers at a middle...

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Teachers Who Stay Connected Teach Longer

As a new teacher, the demands of the career can be overwhelming at times. During my first year...

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Resources for Resilience and Healing after a School-Based Trauma

It was the 11th school shooting in the United States this year -- and it happened on January...

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