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Thank You For Coming Back
Thanks to teachers, school administrators, and everyone that supports them. Thanks for coming back for another school year.
7 Ways to Maximize Student Engagement
Once you have your students’ attention on the first day of school, how do you keep it? Here are a few best practices from teachers and administrators across the nation to help keep that engagement level all year.
How to Motivate Your Student For Back-to-School
By: Letise Dennis. From the youngest to the oldest in your household, they all have unique and individual motivational factors. So this year, when preparing for back-to-school, try these ideas for getting K12 students motivated based on their age.
Beginnings Matter: Start The School Year Off Right
As you begin a new school year, what is the message you really want to send? Let these first lessons and encounters be the beginning of the change you want to see in the classroom and in your profession.
3 Factors to Consider on Your Back-to-School EdTech Hunt
By: Marie Mérouze. Three factors to keep in mind to ensure you’re investing in the best edtech products available to meet your classroom’s needs.
Drop the Syllabus for a “No-Dis Day” on Day One
Here is my creative first day of school approach to introduce the classroom vision and guidelines while avoiding the usual coma-like state of boredom that renders students disengaged, disillusioned and disconcerted.
3 Back to School Project-Based Lessons for Middle School
By: Amber Chandler. Starting the school year with a project based learning activity will set the perfect tone for your classroom. Here are three lessons that have and generate BAM -- burning questions, authentic audiences and millennial skills.
For the School Supply List: 25 Ways to Promote Effort, Attitude and Respect
Pens, pencils and paper shouldn't be the only things on your school supply list this year. Don't forget to equip your students with mindsets like effort, respect and attitude.
10 Ideas to Help Math Teachers Keep that Back to School Buzz
Getting Smart's Math Contributor shares 10 Ideas designed to support teachers to keep the energy and buzz flowing throughout the fall.
..But What Are They Learning? 3 Tips for Deeper Learning
As we look at the start of fall, it is a great time to refocus our energies. When we worry that students aren't learning, we come up with reactive solutions, but how can we get in front of these issues? How can we move from planning activities, to planning learning?