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Life After Leave: Taking Back the Classroom
Posted on Oct 12, 2017
  • Josie Pack
Tags
  • Classroom Management
  • General Education
  • Positive School Climate

Whatever the reason for your leave, it’s not easy handing over your students to a new teacher. It’s even harder coming back after someone else has been leading the class in their own style. I recently returned to the classroom following maternity leave. Everyone was anticipating the transition but no one capitalized more than my homeroom students who took the opportunity to create their idea of a new normal for the classroom.

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How Teachers Can Use Their Annual Parent Letter To Get To Know Their Students
Posted on May 31, 2017
  • Gretchen Wing
Tags
  • Classroom Management
  • General Education
  • Parental Involvement
  • Positive School Climate
  • Struggling Students

That ultra-basic approach—fed children learn better than hungry ones—has a counterpart in the realm of individualized strategies for dealing with struggling students.

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Starting Over: When to Push the Reset Button on Your Classroom Management Strategy
Posted on Dec 14, 2016
  • Josie Pack
Tags
  • Classroom Management
  • General Education

This first-year teacher sauntered into the school year with grand plans for community building, establishing norms, and a seamless implementation of a fool-proof classroom management strategy. Well, can you guess what happened?

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The Making of a Mentor
Posted on Sep 28, 2016
  • Michelle George
Tags
  • Classroom Management
  • General Education
  • Professional Development

Recently, I was again offered the opportunity to mentor some new teachers, and this time, with a bit more experience and training, I hope to do a better job. Mentoring fellow teachers is important work and can be mutually rewarding, but a mentor has to be more than just a paid buddy.

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