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June 27th, 2020

Avoiding the Summer Slide

There are two words on every educator’s mind during the transition from summer to a new school year: “Summer Slide”. This unfortunate tendency for some students to regress over the summer months at home may not be completely avoidable, but teachers and other school staff can certainly take some actions to curb this lapse. One thing that can be done
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June 27th, 2020

An Adventure and a Reflection: Supporting Parents Over Break

While many of us spend the month of December day-dreaming about long lazy days spent binge-watching favorite shows, eating tasty holiday treats, and spending time with family and friends, there is one group that faces the holiday break with a bit more trepidation: our students’ parents. Knowing how to plan activities to stimulate and encourage learning while keeping kids focused
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June 27th, 2020

A Time to Reflect and Reconnect

Your students have taken exams, turned in projects, completed dozens of warm-ups and homework assignments, and now the winter holidays are fast approaching. Thanksgiving goes by in a blur of food and family, and you jump right back into the year after barely catching your breath. As you work hard to keep your learners focused, a challenging task with the
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June 27th, 2020

5 Ways to Improve Parent Involvement in K-12 Education

Parental support and guidance are key contributors to a student’s motivation and engagement in school. When the primary social groups of a child—the school, family and community—work together, ThoughtCo reports that the child tends to do better in school, stay in school longer and enjoy the experience more. As a result, the likelihood of academic success dramatically increases. According to
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June 27th, 2020

5 Tips to Prevent End-of-Year Communication Chaos!

Congrats! It is officially the home stretch of this school year! In the next few weeks your communication to parents will likely be at an all-time high for the school year. Staying organized and thinking through your communication strategy will help your parents and, in turn, help you! Summer is just around the corner…you’ve got this! 1. Send home a
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