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37 Holiday Gift Ideas for Students that Won’t Break the Bank
Find the perfect little something for your class.
’Tis the season of giving, and as a teacher, you probably wish you could give a lot more than you can actually afford. We know a teacher’s budget is small, which is why we came up with these awesome, easy, and inexpensive gift ideas for students. Read More >>
OPINION: Holiday Decorations Don’t Belong in Classrooms—Period
I’m no Scrooge, but you can leave your inflatable Frosty at home.
I LOVE Christmas. At this exact moment, I’m sitting next to my Christmas tree, listening to “Hark! The Herald Angels Sing.” My house looks like Frosty the Snowman threw up on a nativity scene. But in my classroom, all you’ll find is a few strings of fairy lights, and those have been there since August. Holiday decorations don’t belong in a public school classroom. Not because I hate fun and joy but for a whole slew of legitimate reasons. Read More>>
Winter Break Is Hard for So Many of Our Students
How we can help.
One year during the weeks leading up to the winter break, I asked my students to write about what they planned to do during their time off. Most wrote things like, “see my cousins,” “get a new gaming system,” and “go skiing.” However, one of my students turned in a blank piece of paper with just his name on it. When I asked him why he didn’t write anything, he reluctantly told me that he wasn’t excited for the break. He said all winter break meant to him was two weeks at home alone while his mother was passed out on the couch. No tree. No family dinners. Not even any presents. Read More >>
Staff Countdown to Holiday Break
Make the crazy days of December better for everyone.
Need a way to keep morale up and staff energized this month? We have you covered with this Staff Countdown to Holiday Break! Read More>>
Free Guide: Helping Your Most Vulnerable Readers
What do you do when you’ve tried everything?
Research tells us that our most vulnerable students’ brains develop differently from a typical learner. It is possible to help them learn to read using evidence-based practices that work when nothing else will. If you are looking for new ways to help vulnerable readers, you’ll want this free guide of evidence-based reading information for your school and families. Just submit your email here to get your guide. Read More>>
10 Social Media Dos and Don’ts for Principals
Social media is the most powerful tool that most principals ARE NOT using to its full potential.
The time has come for you to resurrect your Twitter account, update your Facebook profile, or dust off your Instagram feed. Social media is the most powerful tool that most principals are not using to its full potential. From communicating with the community to bragging about your students, there are so many reasons to stretch your thumbs and get ready to make these platforms work for your school this year. So here’s what you, as the leader of your school, should and should not do with social media. Read More>>