Restorative Justice in the Classroom: 5 Ways to Create a Culture of Empathy and Responsibility

According to the Civil Rights Data Collection, of the 49 million students enrolled in public schools in 2011–2012, 3.5 million were suspended in-school, 3.45 million were suspended out-of-school, and 130,000 were expelled. Another concerning fact from this source is that black students are...

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Letting Go Of Control And Creating Healthy Habits To Beat Teacher Burnout

Being a perfectionist, people-pleasing, or a control freak has become the routine in some schools, and it’s almost a rite of passage to being a teacher.

Thanks to social media and search engines, you can find many ways to color code, label, and use a custom font for every file, drawer, and...

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8 Ways to End Teacher Burnout

Think back to when you first started teaching. Before you even stepped foot in your first classroom. You knew you wanted to make an impact. You knew you wanted to empower students with the gift of knowledge so they could achieve their goals in life.

But then something happened.

Many things...

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3 Ways Teachers Can Find Balance

In a world that feels pretty unbalanced every day, teachers need ways to find balance--a crucial part of stress management and self-care.

Longtime teacher, presenter, and author James Alan Sturtevant provides numerous ways teachers can pursue balance in his new book, Teaching in Magenta: 100...

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Why Teachers Need Self-Care

Dorothy VanderJagt knows about self-care. She understands the value of mindfulness, reflection, perspective, and emotional therapy, far more than most educators. After a traumatic event, she turned to journaling, which helped her manage suffering and grief. 

In today's world, teachers need...

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How School Leaders Can Make a Difference This Year

A school leader can be a true difference maker. Building a solid culture is important anytime. It's especially important in a world when everything is new--remote learning, hybrid learning, or face-to-face learning in a social distance world. 

Here is how school leaders can make a...

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Be a Champion for Equity

If we want to end racial injustice, we need to champion equity in our schools. Sure, this has been a conversation for many years, but we're still failing our students and society. In many cases, it's not for a lack of trying; more likely, it's because we don't fully grasp how to identify...

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5 Surefire Ways to Help Students Succeed in Education's New World

Social distancing and school. What does this look like? At the time of this article, who could really tell? Still, even when teachers and school leaders have little idea of what education in a pandemic world looks like, we've got to find ways to help students succeed--both in school and in the...

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How to Advocate for Students with Anxiety

Few educators and parents are better equipped to handle anxious kids than Christine Ravesi-Weinstein and Connie Hamilton. The former suffers from anxiety and is the author of Anxious: How to Advocate for Students with Anxiety, Because What if It Turns out Right? The latter is a school leader,...

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If we expect students to collaborate, we must teach them how

Collaboration is tough for adults and even tougher for kids. Want to teach collaboration more efficiently? Try this: 

THE HACK: TEACH COLLABORATION SKILLS

Friction is the key to creating a quality outcome. We are remiss if we are not demonstrating for our students how to use...

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