10 Tips for a Successful School Year

Looking for a way to make this year your most productive and fulfilling yet? Here are our top 10 tips for educators: 1) Resolve to Review: Set the stage for success. Activate prior knowledge, make connections to previous learning, and provide a platform for practice. 2) Resolve to Model: Make instruction explicit when teaching a new skill...
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10 Tips for Professional Development

Ready to up-level your skill set? Here are 10 ideas for your professional development: 1) Follow the Leaders: Seek out the blogs written by experts in the field, addressing topics of interest to you. If these leaders are on Twitter, become a follower! 2) Join a Community: Take advantage of Learning Networks that extend beyond the walls...
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10 Tips for Reflection over Winter Break

It's winter break - and you deserve a little personal and professional development time. Here are 10 ways to make your break productive: 1) Be Introspective:Reflect on what has been successful thus far, what you might want to try a little differently, .2) Be Innovative: Experiment with...
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10 Tips for Sharing the Love of Reading and Learning. . .

There is nothing more fulfilling than sharing the love of reading with your students. Here are 10 tips: 1) Make Connections: Make connections between reading, learning and children’s daily lives. Share something that connects to an area of interest, or a hobby they may have. Help children see that reading and learning is everywhere.
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10 Tips to Keep Your Students Engaged

Do you find it's a challenge keeping kids engaged? Here are our Top 10 tips: 1) Stay Focused on the Objective or Goal: Intervention instruction that is differentiated by skill is pinpointed and focused. 2) Share the Objective or Goal with Your Students Tell them “this is what we are learning today…!” 3) Keep it moving with Hands On Minds...
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Purposeful Planning for Back to School Success

It's that time of year: Back to School. We've put together our top 10 tips to help you educators: 1) Maximize the Impact of Grade-Level Data Meetings: Grade-level meetings provide a time for collaboration for data-driven decision making. Direct the conversation to examining data and focusing on students and their skill needs. Ask your team to determine if the organizational structure...
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How to Make Your Conference Experience/Learning Last Longer

Ready to make the most out of your conference experience? Here are 10 tips to help: 1) Make it personal: Envision what it means individually to you and your students. 2) Be Strategic: Determine what you want to take away from the conference. 3) Get Administrator Support: Focus on future implications.
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