Tips for Effective (and Stress Free!) Parent Communication

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Parent communication is often a source of some stress, even for seasoned teachers. I have found that my most relaxed colleagues are the ones with a bullet-proof policy for parent communication. Professional policies work in our lives much like our classroom procedures function for our students – giving clear guidelines to reduce stress and allow […]

Teaching from Home Self-Care Tips

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Many of us were caught by surprise by school closures and the rapid transition to distance learning via technology in the spring. Some teachers took to it like a fish to water, and some really struggled with the challenge. I imagine most of us fell somewhere in the middle. It might be time to stop […]

The Classroom in 2020 – Embracing Ambiguity

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The past 5 months have been so unreal! I can’t believe we are in August already, trying to get ready for the new 2020-2021 school year. If I have learned anything from the global pandemic and nationwide shut down, it is to accept that the future is uncertain. School districts are all over the board […]