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Click to sign-up for my newsletter to receive FREE resources monthly! Print vs. Digital: 6 Resources to Start Exploring By April Connelley   I am a reader. I view reading as one of my main sources of learning. If I… Continue Reading…

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Fostering Life-Long Reading Habits: THE POWER OF A READING STACK by April Connelley   The routines and rituals that put books in our hands are important. They aren’t just crucial for personal growth, they are critical lessons that we need to… Continue Reading…

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6 Best Books for School Principals in 2021 Written by Dianne McKinley   Being a school administrator is hard work! You wear a lot of hats on a daily basis. In between leading staff, supporting students, connecting with parents and… Continue Reading…

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Congratulations on your new teaching position! As educators, we commit to a life-time of learning. You will learn more in your first five years of teaching than you can possibly imagine. To help get you started, we put together a list of books for you. Check out our list of the 5 best books every new elementary teacher should read.

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Top 5 Books for Teachers to Read this Summer   For educators, summer is a time to relax, rejuvenate, replenish and learn new things to implement next school year. The summer of 2020 is a bit different for educators in… Continue Reading…

Social-Emotional Learning

If you are an educator, then you will want to add these 5 brainy SEL books to your school’s book club list pronto! Read on to find out how these books on social-emotional learning can help you as an educator.

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Teaching is not easy. You need a lot of know-how, dedication, and patience to get the results that you want. Sometimes, you may feel that what you have learned in college isn’t enough to bring out the best in your students. Thankfully, there are resources that can help you increase student engagement, reduce negative behaviors, and improve student outcomes. Introducing our list of the 10 best books for teachers 2020.

Social-Emotional Learning

As the new school year kicks off, students arrive to newly decorated classrooms and (mostly) refreshed and reenergized educators approaching yet another new year armed with new ideas and the optimism only a new school year can bring! “It’s going to be a great year, our best year yet!” we all whisper to ourselves believing that the lessons learned from past classes paired with the information we gained from books and seminars over the summer will be the true difference makers we hope they’ll be! And we’re right on many levels. Things will be different, better, and more student-focused. However, each year, like a mother forgets the pain of childbirth, we, teachers and school staff, forget the physical and mental fatigue that inevitably comes with doing this job well. Alas, it is my suggestion that part of our strategic plan this year from school boards and superintendents to building administrators, teachers, and paraprofessionals includes a preventative plan to ensure we care for ourselves, for one another, and strive to protect school staff’s mental health and prevent burnout. In this post, we will walk through how education has changed, why support is needed, and how both administrators and educators can help.

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eaching is a rewarding yet very challenging job. It takes a significant chunk of your time and heart. And sometimes, you get the feeling that you don’t have much “you” time anymore. Everybody needs happiness, rest, and relaxation. Even teachers need a break, right? There are different areas of self-care – sensory, pleasure, physical, mental, spiritual, and social. In this post, we will enumerate seven ways to rejuvenate over spring break.

Book Lists

Spring break is approaching. Whereas before you did not have enough time to read, now, you have enough to go through some great finds. If you’re a book person, there are plenty of interesting reads to help you unwind and gain new perspectives. As an educator, among those you should include in your list are young adult books and children’s books. Here, we will enumerate the 10 top books to read over spring break.

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