Signs of Dyslexia in Students

Affecting up to 12% of school age children, students with the learning disabilities designated as dyslexia, dysgraphia, and oral and written language learning disability (OWL LD) are characterized by impaired abilities in oral language, reading, handwriting, spelling, and writing. While experts aren’t sure what causes these disabilities, they to tend to run in families, and affect the areas of the [...]

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​Every Classroom Counts: How Advancement Courses Is Funding Success

Back to school time is here, and parents and students aren’t the only ones stocking up on supplies. It’s no secret that teachers often use their own money to purchase essential classroom items, fund projects, and more. Though schools have typically provided many of these items in the past, budget cuts and funding shortages mean that many teachers now [...]

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Organization Tips for Your Elementary Classroom Library

For elementary-age students, a well-organized classroom library can spark a love of reading that will last a lifetime. If the idea of setting up a classroom library seems intimidating, don’t worry! Here are our favorite tips for organizing and maintaining your library so that it’s easy to use (and keep track of) for years to come.Categorize Your Books  The first step [...]

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New Teacher Checklist: Your Plan for the First Day of School

As a new teacher, it’s normal to feel both nervous and excited as the first day of school approaches. There’s a lot to do to make sure your first day goes well, and a checklist can help you stay on track. When you take the time to prepare, you can transform first-day jitters into positive energy. Planning ahead is [...]

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Choosing the Right Education Tablet for the Classroom

Tablets are everywhere, from how we watch Netflix to how we pay for meals and amuse our kids. The classroom is no exception. Tablets can be a powerful, relatively inexpensive and portable learning tool to take your students into 21 st century learning. They can motivate your students while also creating personalized educational experiences. But in a world filled with choices, [...]

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3 Self-Care Strategies for Teachers

It should come as no surprise that stress is a significant health concern for teachers, with most reporting experiencing stress on a daily basis. With commitments to your students, your colleagues, and the administrators at your school, as well as a growing personal to-do list, it can be difficult to balance it all while still [...]

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Put a Halt on Summer Slide with These Foolproof Ideas

Summer slide. It’s real and it’s hard to avoid. Rather than spending weeks at the beginning of the school year re-teaching material that your students have forgotten over the summer, check out these tips to preserve the progress your students have made this year. Looking for even more ideas? We’ve put together a Pinterest board with additional tips for [...]

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Infuse Financial Literacy Into Your Classroom With Tax Day

Tax Day is quickly approaching, and while many of us may dread it, it’s the perfect opportunity to infuse financial literacy into your classroom. From teaching what a tax is and what tax dollars are used for to helping students set up a personal budget, we’ve got plenty of ideas to make Tax Day a little less painful and [...]

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Math Nerds Unite: It’s Pi Day!

Hey Mathematicians! Pi Day is finally here: a day when you can proudly honor your favorite irrational number while having an excuse to indulge in pie! Pi Day, celebrated each year on March 14th, is more than just a celebration of the ratio of a circle’s circumference to its diameter; it’s a spectacular acknowledgement of math nerds worldwide. To honor your favorite math holiday, [...]

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​Put Spring Fever to Work in Your Classroom

Temperatures are rising and spring fever is in the air! Keep your students’ brains engaged by bringing the great outdoors into your instruction. Check out our Spring Pinterest Board for ideas to implement in your elementary, middle, and high school classrooms. Here are a few of our favorites: Elementary Math How Old is That Tree?Did you know that you can measure a [...]

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