See Beyond the Average on Your First Day Back!

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A new school year is almost here. And for some of us, new school years are as exciting as they are uncertain. A new year puts you in a new class, which is a new environment, and a new environment brings new people. Different things to learn, new goals to achieve, you never know how […]

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Back to the Classroom: Color It Right!

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(Teaching) life is never monochrome, so why should your workspace be? Teachers need color in their life too! While you’re decorating your classroom in anticipation of the new school year, there’s no need to overhaul your desk to make it more cheery. Small changes can make a difference. Today, we look at little ways to […]

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Getting to Know Math. And You. (Printables Included!)

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“Why do I have to learn fractions/ ratios/ algebra/ (insert math topic here)?” Parents and Teachers, hands up if you’ve had to answer this question from your kids more than once and are expecting to answer it again for the 1,856th time. It is a truth, not usually acknowledged, that an educator’s job description also […]

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Back to the School Year: Teachers at the Ready!

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Greetings, teachers! August is here, which means it’s time for going back to school, panicking and mourning the end of summer. (Okay, maybe just miss it a little.) School is under a month away and it pays to know where to find ways to make the end of summer a little less stressful.  (You’re here. […]

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Summer’s over, mom and dad!

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If you’re loving summer as much as we are, you and your kids aren’t likely to be jumping for joy at the prospect of a new school year. With less than a month before we’re going back to school, there’s no reason why you and your kids can’t be back-to-school cool! School readiness isn’t just […]

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