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September 10, 2020

Since the start of the pandemic, school has been a challenge for many of us, and many of us are still facing a lot of uncertainty, anxiety and worry about this school year being any better. Reading aloud can give students and teachers are welcome break from the stress...

August 20, 2020

Many things have changed during this pandemic.  All of these changes can be especially scary for our students. Students are struggling to cope with staying home more often, social distancing from those they love, wearing a mask while in public, and online learning. One...

July 21, 2020

The 2020-2021 school year is going to create a lot of unique challenges for teachers and students alike. Those of you who are starting the year virtually, might be wondering how you can build classroom community and grow relationships with students you have never met i...

June 27, 2020

In the fall, many school will be requiring teachers and students to wear face coverings if they return for in person learning.  It is recommended that reusable non-medical face masks are washed after each use, so students and teachers are probably going to need to have...

February 21, 2020

A good student teacher quickly becomes a part of your classroom family.  When it is time for a beloved student teacher to leave your classroom, many teachers want to give a gift to say goodbye. Some teachers choose to give a practical gift that the student teacher can...

June 8, 2019

Back to School Night can be the first time you meet many of the parents in your class. It is important that you communicate all of the information the parents will need to help their child have a successful school year. Here are my top tips for planning an informative...

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