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Articles and Resources to Help Build a Positive School Community

Avoiding the Summer Slide

There are two words on every educator’s mind during the transition from summer to a new school year: “Summer Slide”. This unfortunate tendency for some students to regress over the summer months at home may not be completely avoidable, but teachers and...

5 Tips to Prevent End-of-Year Communication Chaos!

Congrats! It is officially the home stretch of this school year! In the next few weeks your communication to parents will likely be at an all-time high for the school year. Staying organized and thinking through your communication strategy will help your...

Helping Parents Take the First Step!

Writing celebrations. Classroom volunteers. Coat drive. Box tops. Homework help. So much comes along with being a parent who is engaged in their child’s education and school community! It can feel daunting for some parents and they may not know where to...

Parent Conferences: Tips for Success

With March around the corner, it is conference season for many schools. While conferences are undoubtedly a busy time for you as the teacher, with a little bit of planning they can prove to be a great relationship building event that will help you, the...

Challenging Conversations, Positive Results

Our goal as teachers is for our students to succeed. That may mean something different to each teacher – earning a certain score on an exam, overcoming a specific obstacle to achieve a social goal, finally participating in class – but success for all...

Equity in Education

As we start the new year with renewed energy, excited for what is to come, we would like to draw attention to the importance of a single word: “equity”. Equity means giving all families access to tools and resources in the ways they need it whereas...

New Year’s Resolutions for Communication

Before the school year begins many teachers are full of a sense of renewed excitement and commitment for the goals they hope to achieve professionally and in their classrooms. It is very realistic that while some may have stuck and even exceeded...

Sharing Pictures, Sharing Growth

Your students are learning remarkable things and doing incredible work in your classrooms! You know that because you watch them persist through their difficulties and work together to create their finished products. Your colleagues know it because they...

Establishing Positive Communication with Parents

With so many tasks on your plate beyond classroom instruction, it can be easy to try to quickly and efficiently work through that to-do list during planning periods or after school. Your list may include a phone call, meeting, or written communication to...