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    4 Ways to Make Parent-Teacher Conferences Easier

    It’s an intense time, but you can make things go smoother with these simple preparation strategies.
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    For Teachers, It’s Been a Year

    We asked educators to call in and let it all out, wax poetic, or sound off about their experiences teaching during the pandemic—here’s what they had to say.
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    Defending a Teacher’s Right to Disconnect

    Remember personal time? For many educators, technology has driven it toward extinction—and it’s time to get serious about reclaiming it.
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    How School Leaders Can Build Realistic Optimism This Year

    Amid the challenges of the past two years, a superintendent shares the four-step process he used to step back from his breaking point.
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    What Students Will Need as the Year Begins

    After a year of chronic unpredictability, both students and teachers will benefit from focusing on relationships and the daily rhythms of school.
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  • Making Students Feel Safe

    A trauma-informed approach ensures that students feel safe, supported, and nurtured—to improve their chances of academic success. 
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  • Under the careful watch of principal Keith Moore (r) and a staffer, in-person learning resumes for the first time since March at Campbell Elementary in Austin.

    Schools, Not Teachers, Must Reduce Stress and Burnout—Here’s How

    Educators’ health and well-being should be prioritized in school culture; school leaders can help create the conditions for that.
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    When Students Are Traumatized, Teachers Are Too

    Trauma in students’ lives takes an emotional and physical toll on teachers as well. Experts weigh in on the best ways to cope.
    125.3k
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    A Simple Tool to Help Teachers Regulate Their Emotions

    In a year that’s bringing a lot of stress, this tool is no cure-all, but it can help teachers keep their emotions in check.
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    Teaching Through a Pandemic: A Mindset for This Moment

    Hundreds of teachers, many of them operating in countries where teach-from-home has been in place for weeks, weigh in on the mental approach you need to stay grounded in this difficult time.
    44.3k
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    3 Ways Administrators Can Show They Care About Teachers as People

    It’s easy for school leaders to get caught up in roles and responsibilities—but it’s important to remember that teachers are more than their job titles.
    3.9k
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    8 Activities for Students (and Teachers) to Create a Mindful Classroom

    Everyone in the classroom benefits when there are opportunities throughout the day to reflect and prepare for learning.
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    Teaching Your Heart Out: Emotional Labor and the Need for Systemic Change

    Love for their students is what drives many teachers—but it’s also what makes the profession really, really hard.
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  • Elementary students stretching at their desks

    Short Breaks Help Students—and Teachers—Find Their Calm

    Simple, quick exercises improve mindfulness, self-regulation, and well-being, for both students and teachers.
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  • Illustration hero of person wearing headphones listening to podcasts

    13 Educator-Approved Podcasts to Listen to This Year

    Our readers share with us some of their favorite podcasts on teaching, work-life balance, and well-being.
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