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5 Ways to Prevent Bullying in Your Classroom

Students affected by bullying are at greater risk for both mental health and behavioral problems. They often experience loss of self-esteem, increased anxiety, poor school adjustment, and depression. This is a time for us to show students who experience bullying that there is hope. 

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Cultural Appropriation: What’s an Educator’s Role?

With the bombardment of media imagery to which students are subjected, how do we teach the ability to discern right from wrong?  How can we encourage students to understand that this ‘borrowing’ can in fact be harmful to already oppressed and underrepresented groups?

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Launch Your Class to the Moon and Back

Everyone can get in on this celebration. Use the excitement to unite around the lunar theme, and then use the momentum and the resources below to engage your students and school with the narratives of the Moon this Oct 5 (and the school year ahead)!

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Five Tips to Creating Meaningful Parents Teacher Conferences

STOP! And think a minute… this conference meeting might be the first time you interact with the family or maybe the only time you get a face-to-face with the parent(s) or guardians. How are you going to approach this important 15 minutes?

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Learning to Use My “Teacher Voice" Beyond the Schoolyard

As teachers, we are all agents for change and improvement. For our students, we can often bring about significant change and improvement in their learning by using our “teacher voice.” Recently, I learned ways I can use my teacher’s voice to bring about change and improvement outside the classroom.

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5 Back-to-School Tools to Add to Your Teacher Toolkit

The start of the new school year for children is exciting and a bit overwhelming. Parents take their kids to the store -- with school supply lists in hand -- to buy all the newest school supply items. For the young, the excitement of a new box of crayons and a lunch box is a big hit. The older child looks for folders with emojis or the latest cartoon craze on TV. Children get new clothes, shoes and backpacks. It’s a fun time! What’s New in the Teacher’s Backpack?

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Managing Feelings in the First Week of School

It’s back to school for most kids around the country, but for some, it’s time to go to school for the first time ever. Even if they have been in daycare or preschool, starting “big school” is a BIG deal for new kindergarteners. 

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Back to School with PBS KIDS: Design an Inclusive Classroom

No classroom can be successful without a sense of community and community doesn’t work if everyone isn’t included. This doesn’t happen by accident. It’s an environment that needs to be intentionally scaffolded. Inclusion is something that has to be designed. Here are some things to think about. 

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Making the Classroom Ready for Educational Media

The school year is coming! The school year is coming! As schools across the country are opening for a brand new year, excitement mounts. Teachers are making new classroom arrangements and bulletin boards. This is a great time to think about the new ways you want to add technology to your classroom and create a media rich environment from the moment your new students enter the room.

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