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Advice & Support

5 Tips for Better Relationships With Your Students

5 ways to create - and keep - a good connection with your students. 


Advice & Support

Stayin' Alive (If I Can Just Make it Until the Holidays)

By Karen Zauber, NEA

Take a deep breath and read this great advice we've gathered to help you stay stress free! 


For New Teachers

Advice for New Special Education Teachers

By Glenn Schmidt, elementary special education teacher, Sun Prairie, Wisconsin

Feeling overwhelmed? Here's some thoughtful advice from someone who knows what you're going through.


Advice and Support

Hooked on Homework

Edward Graham

Here are some great ideas to help students approach homework with more more engagement and less resistance. 

Connect with Your Peers

Students Making Excuses

Oct. 21, 2014

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? ”

Oct. 21, 2014

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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Ask the Expert

You can't teach a class that's out of control. But Kate Ortiz, our classroom management expert with more than 30 years of experience, may be able to help. Describe your situation and you’ll have an answer within 24 hours.

NEA Foundation's New Online Courses

Just in time for summer study: 16 open-sourced online courses provide union and district leaders with knowledge and skills to transform public education.

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