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A Thank You Message to District and School Staff

There is no better time to give thanks to all those in education who play a significant role in shaping the lives of our children. It truly takes a village to educate a child.

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Cultivating an Attitude of Gratitude in the Classroom and Beyond

Practicing gratitude in our everyday lives can lead to many positive outcomes, and helping students develop an “attitude of gratitude” is important both in the classroom and in life.

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5 Tips to Help You Finish the Semester Strong

This time of the semester can be pretty hectic and can often become pretty unproductive once semester exams and other requirements are complete. Finish the semester strong with these tips.

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4 Ways to Promote Family Literacy

Research shows that exposure to reading and writing in the home, despite a parents lack of education, can positively impact literacy and numeracy for children.

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6 Dyslexia-Focused Books to Add to Your Tool Kit

Reaching and teaching students with dyslexia begins with understanding dyslexia first and equipping yourself with the latest information and strategies. These six books provide great insight into the disability and offer a plethora of ways to help students with dyslexia grow and prosper

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5 Ways to Support Student Well-being

School days are busy days filled with exploration, interaction and learning. If you stop to think about it, students spend a good portion of their lives on campus and in our classrooms during the year. Schools are places where students can grow socially and academically. Let’s look at some ways to support student well-being.

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7 Ways to Protect Your Mental Health

Our students’ growth depends on us! Here are some ways you can protect your mental health to ensure that your impact is long lasting and you remain healthy and vibrant.

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7 Ways to Beat the October Slump and Thrive

The October slump has set in. Here are some ways you can beat it and thrive.

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4 Ways to End the Substitute Teacher Shortage

Substitute teachers play an important role on our campuses and their absence is felt just as keenly as that of the classroom teacher. Let’s look at some ways to go beyond finding a “warm body” to fill in for an absent teacher.

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5 Ways to Encourage Independent Reading

It’s important that students be motivated to read and become lifelong readers. Here are a few ways that you can move beyond the basics to encourage students to be independent readers.

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Students’ Reading and Math Scores Drop Significantly Since Pandemic

Last week the National Assessment of Education Progress (NAEP) released the results of a special administration of the NAEP long-term trend (LTT) reading and math assessments conducted by the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) in 2022. The results of the tests confirmed our worst fears – having schools closed during the pandemic had a detrimental impact on student learning.

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The Unsung Heroes Holding Our Classrooms Together

The landscape of schools has changed dramatically in the last few years. Teachers always come and go, as do other staff and administrators. The last few years have certainly proved to be a challenge, but sometimes the toughest times make us stronger and bring out the best in everyone. People are coming together to ensure that students have the opportunity to learn in a supportive, enriching environment.

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