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Keep the home-school bond alive all year

Now that the school year is well underway, take some time to think about the ways you’ll keep your students’ families informed and engaged throughout the year.

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How to start the new year off right

Welcome to a new school year! The first few weeks may feel like a whirlwind, and you probably have a lot on your mind. Here are just a few tips to help you launch a great year.

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Keys to a relaxing but productive summer break

Welcome to summer! Here are some suggestions for making the most out of a relaxing and productive break from school.

Is your teaching certificate about to expire?

With summer just around the corner, it’s crucial to meet upcoming deadlines for certification if your current teaching certificate is near its expiration date. 


Planning field trips

No matter what grade or subject you teach, there’s a trip destination for you. Here are some tips to help you plan your next field trip.

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Roadmap for traveling the path to tenure

Gaining tenure is an important milestone for new teachers. There are many steps you can take to prepare for your tenure decision.

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Mentors motivate, advise and support

As a new teacher, your colleagues are valuable sources of support as you navigate lesson planning, classroom management and other responsibilities.

Prepare to succeed this school year

As the school year begins, you’ll want to make sure you’re prepared to care for yourself as much as you care for your new students.


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Building resilience in students

Your students are dealing with challenges and complex emotions outside the classroom that can affect their learning. IIf you can think of these issues as opportunities to help your students build resilience, you can begin to establish a classroom environment that supports your students’ social and emotional needs as well as their academic ones.

All you need to know about getting tenure

Gaining tenure is an important milestone for new teachers. There are many steps you can take to prepare for your tenure decision.