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Back to School

It's a brand-new year, chock-full of new opportunities! Gear up with strategies, tools, and resources for heading back to school.

You Only Get One "First Day of School"

Veteran teacher Lisa Mims reminds us that we only get one 'first day of school' (even we've already been there 28 times!) and offers seven tips for making a good impression on our students.

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Top 12 Summer Tips for Top Teachers

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The Rookie Survival Kit: What to Buy for Your First Classroom

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Summer Reading as Professional Development

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Top 12 Summer Tips for Top Teachers

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The Rookie Survival Kit: What to Buy for Your First Classroom

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Summer Reading as Professional Development

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Focus on Collaboration to Kick Off New School Year

Blogger Suzie Boss shares steps for assisting secondary students with classroom collaboration.

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Remake Your Class: 6 Steps to Get Started

Designer and organizational strategist Melanie Kahl suggests a six-step process to rethink and remake your classroom for more inspiring and more effective learning.

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Best Resources for New Teachers

Blogger Matt Davis writes about some of the best resources for novice teachers. There's useful advice on classroom management, lesson planning and building relationships with parents from a variety of sources.

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5 Steps to a Greener School

Deborah Moore, co-founder of Green Schools Initiative, offers eco-friendly suggestions and resources for a greener, healthier back-to-school.

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Back to School: Goal Setting With Your Students

Blogger Maurice Elias explores 12 virtues for teachers to use when goal setting with students.

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Start the Year with a Project . . . or Wait?

John Larmer, Editor in Chief at the Buck Institute for Education, weighs the pros and cons of starting the school year with a PBL project.

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Week 1 of School: Selling the Value of Literacy

Eighth grade English teacher and writing project director Judy Jester reveals a sweet strategy for engaging her students as creative thinkers and advocates for their own literacy during the first week of school.

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Teachers: Preparing for Your Best Year Ever

Blogger Elena Aguilar gives teachers tips on ways to stay happy and successful this school year.

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Back to School: Differentiation for All Students

Edutopia blogger Ben Johnson offers up teaching and technology tools to differentiate classroom learning.

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What Teacher Leadership Looks Like for the New School Year

Teacher and blogger Jose Vilson looks at what 21st century teacher leadership involves and breaks it down into four simple but essential steps for starting a new school year in this role.

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Teacher Burnout: Start Preventing It Now!

Edutopia blogger Nick Provenzano offers three start of school year tips to prevent teacher burnout from even beginning.

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Week 1 of School: Selling the Value of Literacy

Eighth grade English teacher and writing project director Judy Jester reveals a sweet strategy for engaging her students as creative thinkers and advocates for their own literacy during the first week of school.

2 1 8,837 views
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Remake Your Class: 6 Steps to Get Started

Designer and organizational strategist Melanie Kahl suggests a six-step process to rethink and remake your classroom for more inspiring and more effective learning.

2 8,212 views
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Start the Year with a Project . . . or Wait?

John Larmer, Editor in Chief at the Buck Institute for Education, weighs the pros and cons of starting the school year with a PBL project.

15 5,534 views

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