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New School Year

Chalk Dust

Stuart Dorsey | Posted 11.08.2014 | Education
Stuart Dorsey

The technology is nice, but I like being back at the chalkboard. In any early class, I was really getting into it, throwing up a lot of chalk dust. Halfway through, I noticed students snickering, and that's never a good sign.

The School Tradition I Can't Believe I Actually Started

Elisabeth Egan | Posted 11.08.2014 | Parents
Elisabeth Egan

The postcards lend an organizing principle to the most hectic moments of my day. They give me something to think about while I jockey Oreos and baby carrots, claw my way into a Ziploc pack of provolone and scrub grape jelly off the sash of my bathrobe.

Be the Best You Can Be -- and Then Some

The University of Central Florida Forum | Posted 11.04.2014 | College
The University of Central Florida Forum

Have confidence in your abilities and who you are as a person. This is a lot easier said than done, as I still struggle with this insecurity myself. As cliché as it may sound, know your strengths and weaknesses. Exploit your strengths and improve on your weaknesses.

Quotes to Start off the New School Year!

Alexis Jane Torre | Posted 11.02.2014 | College
Alexis Jane Torre

I always feel a little lazy when I do a blog post on quotes. But, I also believe that sometimes they're called for because I tend to struggle with how to phrase what I want to say or how to get my point across. And, then I come across these quotes that already know how I feel and what I've realized.

29 Pieces of Advice for New Teachers

Calee Prindle | Posted 10.26.2014 | Education
Calee Prindle

19.) You will not change every kid. Every kid will not like you. But, every kid must respect some part of you in order to learn from you.

Teach Plus Teachers Share New (School) Year Resolutions

Teach Plus | Posted 10.26.2014 | Education
Teach Plus

As students and teachers return to the classroom for the 2014-15 academic year, Teach Plus teachers across the nation reflect on their goals and aspir...

Boost Your Child's Self-Confidence This Back-to-School Season

Brett Blumenthal | Posted 10.22.2014 | Parents
Brett Blumenthal

It is no secret that our childhood has a huge impact on how we feel about ourselves as adults. And so, what better time to lay the groundwork for healthy self-esteem, self-talk and self-belief than during childhood?

Morning Madness Has Struck Again!

Susan Stiffelman | Posted 10.19.2014 | Parents
Susan Stiffelman

The clearer you are about what your morning routine should look like, the easier it will be on everyone.

An Open Message to the Teachers of Ferguson

Alyssa Hadley Dunn | Posted 10.18.2014 | Education
Alyssa Hadley Dunn

Is anyone writing to you, teachers of Ferguson? Is anyone thinking about how you are sleeping, what you are telling your own children, and how you are going to greet a new group of students in the morning? I hope so.

iPads-For-All Are Just One Of Many Innovations At LA Schools

Los Angeles Daily News | Barbara Jones | Posted 10.12.2013 | Los Angeles

The start of classes Tuesday will launch a watershed year for Los Angeles Unified as it rolls out a new curriculum, toughens its graduation requiremen...

11 Ways To Start The School Year Smoothly

Betsy Brown Braun | Posted 10.01.2013 | Parents
Betsy Brown Braun

A mindful transition from summer to the school year, done gradually and purposefully before school actually starts, will go a long way towards easing that transition. Here are some tips for starting the school year off smoothly.

Back to School Stress

Darryl Sollerh | Posted 10.27.2012 | Parents
Darryl Sollerh

Funny how when we need sleep most, we can often find ourselves sleep-deprived.