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Introduce Students With Snapshots

A new school year can be daunting. This tip can help you clear a huge back-to-school hurdle in a snap! 

Advice & Support

Prepare Now for Back to School

By Lynn Cashell, Springfield, Pennsylvania

Read this veteran educator’s tips for easily preparing her room and files for the fall. 

For New Teachers


By Mary Ellen Flannery

New teachers: Stay healthy and sane, especially in those first few months.


Prepare for Flu as you Head Back to School

Tyler Miller

Simple steps taken now can help you be ready for an H1N1 outbreak. 

Connect with Your Peers

Students Making Excuses

Pat says, “When I tell a student to stop talking, he will reply, "I'm not the only one talking". How do I respond to this student? ”

Kate Ortiz says, “It is helpful to make sure that your expectations are clear and students know when they are and aren't supposed to be talking. This clarity needs to include what you consider to be appropriate volume in different situations and what individual volume should sound like during group work.…”

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What to Expect in 2015

Saad Alam, CEO of edtech company Citelighter, shares lessons learned from helping over 3,000 schools adopt new technology.