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You'll find practical classroom strategies and tips from real educators, as well as lesson ideas, personal stories, and innovative approaches to improving your teaching practice. If you have any thoughts or comments about these articles, please don't hesitate to let us know.

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Social and Emotional Learning

Guide Your Students Toward Positive Fulfillment

Tips to improve your students’ sense of joy, hope, awe, purpose, and deep connection.
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After-School Learning

5 Reasons Your After-School Practitioner Is Your Biggest Ally

After-school program staff are an untapped resource that can help support teachers and enhance learning and development for students.
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Growth Mindset

Incorporating a Growth Mindset Into Your Teaching Practice

A growth mindset isn’t essential for students alone—it can help teachers increase their impact in the classroom as well.
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Student Engagement

Where Do Introverts Fit Into Group Work?

Striking the right balance between group and independent work isn’t easy.
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Parent Partnership

Research Is In: The Real Impact of Class Size and School Diversity

Research-based answers to three common questions parents have about kindergarten.
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Parent Partnership

Parent Stories: When Your District Changes the Game

Sometimes your school system throws you a curveball. Learn how three parents navigated their new terrain.
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Parent Partnership

Parent Stories: When Your First School Choice Isn't the Right One

Sometimes your child's first school doesn't work out. Four parents share their stories of making a change.
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Parent Partnership

Parent Stories: When Your Neighborhood School Doesn't Cut It

Sometimes your assigned school isn't a good fit. Read stories about why three parents selected schools outside their neighborhood.
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Parent Partnership

4 Innovative, Local Programs Smooth Kindergarten Transitions

The transition to kindergarten can be stressful for children, parents, and schools, but communities throughout the country are meeting the challenge head-on.
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Parent Partnership

How to Ease Your Child's Kindergarten Jitters

Help your child transition to kindergarten smoothly with some of these ideas for reducing anxiety and making goodbyes easier.
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