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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

First-Year Teacher

Katelynn M. says, “I was wondering if anyone could give me some suggestions on classroom management. I am a first-year 7th-grade math teacher in an inner-city school district. I am having terrible luck with classroom control. I am the type of person that needs examples of what to do, not just being told to be stricter.”

Kate Ortiz says, “My first year with 7th graders started out rocky, even though I had taught successfully for many years before that. Here are the things that helped my students get more engaged in their learning and be more respectful: First, learn their names. I was overwhelmed with the number of students I saw each day, having been used to elementary classes, and I didn't make learning their names a priority…”

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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.

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