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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

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Make parent/teacher conferences easier for everyone by preparing to show student grades and work, setting parents at ease, listening to them, and remaining positive.

On-the-spot scaffolding is an essential skill for teachers. Check out these three strategies for assisting students when they struggle.

Effective classroom management starts at the beginning of the year when a teacher clearly and respectfully lays out behavior standards and methods for handling misbehavior.

Whatever expectations students bring to the new school year, raise their hopes through relevance, passion, reasonable possibilities, and personal engagement.

The Right Way to Ask Question in the Classroom - Posing a question to the class, allowing for think time, and then calling on a student is one simple strategy for engaging students in better academic discourse. (Updated 10/2013)

Use QR codes, augmented reality, virtual tours, and other advances in classroom technology to change up the sometimes less-than-efficient rituals of Parent Open House.

When introducing new technology in a 1:1 classroom, consider breaking the lessons and tasks into small increments with easily measurable products and goals.

Make it a habit to share good news with parents. Even the little things can make a big difference.

When establishing that first contact with parents on Back to School Night, start the year right by being transparent, direct, and consistent.

Through alternative formative assessment, teachers can check for student understanding without falling back on the tedious or intimidating pop quiz.

A great reminder for the new school year! #BestYearEver

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.

How do you give feedback? Read to find more tips for brain-based assessment.

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

Useful infographic: Back to School by the Numbers.

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.

Part 2: More Back-to-School ideas to start up the new school year.

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

31 Incredible Bulletin Boards For Back To School

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.