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Back to School

We've gathered some useful resources for the all-encompassing back-to-school season. Enjoy!

Back to School Night is often the first interaction a teacher has with parents and guardians. Here's a helpful checklist for educators of five must-haves for this special night.

Students are more likely to do homework if the assignments are engaging, relevant, and reasonable -- and if the teacher makes them accountable for it.

Find resources to help children begin school with a positive mindset, support their transition into a new school year, and prepare them for fall learning.

Make reading a lifestyle activity rather than an in-school activity by fostering literacy and community with the A to Z Reading Challenge.

Three activities teachers can use to help students -- especially those who had a rough summer or struggle academically -- get the school year off to a fresh start.

Carlisle Middle School (Iowa) shows off its #Oneword wall! Great back-to-school activity.

As you start the new year, here are 9 ways to plan lessons that will change teaching and learning in your classroom.

Looking for some icebreakers to use with your students? Here are 7 practical icebreaker activities you can employ in your class using Post-it notes.

Download Ten Free Writing Ideas for the First Week of School. Also includes grades 5-8.

Four Skills to Teach Students In the First Five Days of School | Mindshift

Looking for great back-to-school activities? Here are three for team and trust building with students.

8 Effective Ways To Get To Know Your Students. Great for back-to-school activities.

A critical piece of student learning is the physical environment of the classroom itself. Here are examples of and resources for turning impersonal spaces into student-friendly havens of learning.

To create students who are willing partners in education, teachers must learn to trust them.

Discover why empathy is the most important back-to-school supply we can give our children.