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    First Day of School Ice-Breaker Activities

    The first day of school is packed with anticipation, excitement, and first day jitters for teachers and students alike! From new students, classrooms, and schedules, it’s important to help students make connections starting on Day 1. To help you ease some of the stress involved with that first week of school and to help you […]

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    10 Stores That Offer Teacher Discounts

    According to the New York Times in 2016, 94% of public school teachers spent their own money on classroom supplies. Extra paper, crayons, prize box fillers, classroom decor, etc., can add up. If you’re like many teachers, we’re sure that you incur a lot of additional expenses throughout the year. If you are a teacher […]

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    Online Teaching Resources from PLS Classes Inst...

    The past year has taught educators to expect the unexpected and that online learning can ensure a continuation of learning in a time of disaster. To help educators everywhere maximize their newfound discoveries from the past year and continue to gain confidence in their online teaching capabilities, we’ve compiled a list of online teaching best […]

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    FREE Online Educational Resources to Share with...

    As educators ourselves, we know that planning lessons for a regular day in the classroom can sometimes be a challenge. And now with many schools implementing distance learning in the wake of COVID-19, teachers are working overtime to provide communication, instructional materials, and seamless learning for students. In response to school closings across the country, […]

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    Seven Ways Teachers can Encourage Independent R...

    One of the many reasons that you are an inspiring teacher is that you appreciate the feeling of getting lost inside a great book. You know what it’s like to feel as if the characters are your friends, to wish to live in the same town or mythical world as the story’s hero, and even […]

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    Ten Stress Relievers for Elementary and Middle ...

    New teachers. New schedules. New faces. Oh my! A new school year can be a stressful time for teachers and students alike! Adjusting to a new classroom, making new friends, changing classes, or even paying attention during lessons (after a long and lazy summer) can make even the most confident students stressed. While some stress […]

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    Summer is Calling: How to Keep Students Focused...

    The days are getting longer, the air is warm, the sky is full of sunshine, and your students have one thing on their minds — summer vacation! In the weeks preceding summer break, you may find your students are more likely to stare out the window and daydream than focus on your instruction. Follow these […]

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    Elementary School Teachers: Top 10 Ways to Wrap...

    It’s hard to believe — it’s almost the end of another school year! The close of another academic year is bittersweet. After all, you’re so proud of all that your students have achieved and you’re happy to see them move forward, yet on the other hand, boy are you going to miss them! Before you […]

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    Classroom Full of Chatterboxes? Five Techniques...

    Students will almost always outnumber teachers, which is why, at times, getting an excited, talkative group of students to focus can be one of the most challenging (and sometimes frustrating) aspects of your day. Regardless of the odds, there are proven techniques that can help you ensure you are maximizing the time available in your […]

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    Get Past the Stress of Standardized Tests

    Standardized testing season is upon us, and these testing weeks can be stressful for teachers, school leadership, parents, and students alike. There is an extreme divide in how individuals feel about the common core standards and methods of teaching and testing. And then there is the pressure of new computer-based testing in some states. If […]

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