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6 Jun 2016

How to Make the Most of Your Professional Development This Summer

By | June 6th, 2016|Professional Development, Teacher Tips|0 Comments

By investing time in worthwhile courses and experiences, you'll not only be a better teacher in the school year to come, but also take care of your state-required professional development and continuing education hours. That said, the last thing you want to do is waste your precious summer hours on professional development that's worthless. So, [...]

26 May 2016

10 Activities to Help Students Explore Emotions

By | May 26th, 2016|Teach Talk, Teacher Tips|0 Comments

Research shows that there is a strong relationship between social-emotional learning and cognitive development. But, just like math and reading, students must be taught social and emotional skills. Emotional regulation is a particularly important skill for students to learn as it affects students’ ability to make decisions, persist in goal-oriented activities, and seek help when [...]

20 May 2016

Are We Calling Too Many Kids Bullies? Exploring What Bullying Is … and What It Isn’t

By | May 20th, 2016|Teach Talk, Teacher Tips|0 Comments

This blog post is the first in a series about bullying brought to you by Hazelden Publishing for Educators. You’ve probably seen a post in your Facebook newsfeed or been on the receiving end of a parent phone call: “My daughter was bullied on the playground today! The names she was called are unacceptable and [...]

20 May 2016

Teacher Hacks: 10 Clever Ways to Keep Your Classroom Organized

By | May 20th, 2016|Teach Talk, Teacher Tips|0 Comments

A good organization system is a key element to effective classroom management. Keeping clutter at bay helps students focus. Try these genius tips and tricks to add more order to your classroom. Click the numbered tip for additional information. 1. Organize Books With Paint Stirrers Write each letter of the alphabet on a separate paint [...]

18 May 2016

How to Turn Reading Into Kids’ Favorite Summer Pastime

By | May 18th, 2016|Teach Talk, Teacher Tips|0 Comments

Research shows that children who do not read over the summer can fall behind on their reading progress, and this setback can have a long term impact on their education. Get your students amped up and excited to read this summer with our Summer Reading Challenge. Included are log sheet examples, as well as tips [...]

13 May 2016

Keep Calm and Teach On: 10 Ways to Calm an Upset Student

By | May 13th, 2016|Classroom Management, Teacher Tips|0 Comments

It’s an inevitable part of teaching -- an angry student. Unfortunately, some students simply don’t know how to self-calm and effectively manage their anger. While there is no magic fix for these stressful encounters, these ten tips can help diffuse situations by showing students respect and teaching self-regulation skills. 1. Stay Calm It is crucial [...]

11 May 2016

10 Things Every Teacher Should Try This Summer

By | May 11th, 2016|Teach Talk|0 Comments

Presenting your summer bucket list: We all know the temptation to start planning for next year, but take a break from everything "teaching" for one week. Or two. Maybe an entire month. You'll be better when you come back to it. Read a book that's just for grown-ups. If you have your own kids, let [...]

28 Apr 2016

Tips for Parents to Teach Social Skills in Children

By | April 28th, 2016|Classroom Management, Teacher Tips|0 Comments

Social and emotional skills are critical to our children’s success. Research shows that these skills can be learned and taught, and they can have an important impact on students’ ability to thrive in school and in life. While schools are beginning to recognize the importance of strong social and emotional skills, parents and other caregivers [...]

26 Apr 2016

Top 10 Reasons the End of the School Year Rocks

By | April 26th, 2016|Teach Talk|0 Comments

The end of the school year is nuts and always bittersweet. How are you going to get it all done before the final bell rings? Our advice is to focus on these 10 reasons why the fourth quarter rocks and try to enjoy the crazy ride! 1. You and Your Students Are a Team You [...]

26 Apr 2016

5 Creative Ways to Celebrate the End of the School Year with Your Students

By | April 26th, 2016|Teach Talk, Teacher Tips|0 Comments

Summer break is almost here! Celebrate the end of the school year by taking a break from your usual curriculum. Your students will love these activities as a reward for all of their hard work throughout the year. 1. Throw a Theme Party What better way to celebrate the end of the school year but [...]