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Prepare Now for Back to School

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

literary research

Book vs. Movie vs. Mind

Autumn Reiling, a teacher at North Cedar Community Schools

An exercise in reading that adds the fun of film and its meaning in the mind's eye.

student health

Feeling Fit Mileage Club

Julie Dean, an ESE teacher at Citrus Elementary School in Indian River Co., Florida

Keep fit in 2015 and motivate your school with this easy-to-implement program! 


Awesome Noise Control

Deborah Allen, a fourth-grade teacher at Valmead Elementary School in Lenoir, North Carolina

An awesome alternative to screaming "Shut up!" - that really works!

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.