First Few Weeks as a New Teacher: 3 Things I Wish I Had Known

New teachers can avoid stress, self-doubt, and confusion simply by implementing a few essentials right from the start.
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Is Stress in the Classroom Contagious?

Study finds a 'stress contagion' in classrooms. If we do not help educators battle burnout, we risk the collateral damage of students, says author.
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Fighting the Summer Slide
Some cities and school districts have poured thousands of dollars per student into summer learning initiatives to offer free, high-quality learning opportunities between academic years. Source: EducationDive
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If Rewards Improve Test Scores, What’s Really Being Tested?

A new study finds money is a strong motivator for students, calling into question the value placed on many standardized tests.
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