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Self-Care for Educators

Self-Care for Educators

Corinna Owlsey, an 8th grade history and science teacher from Springfield, Illinois, shares her tips for practicing self care as an educator and why it’s important to start early in your career.
5 Things for New Educators to do Over the Summer

5 Things for New Educators to do Over the Summer

Cheryl Dembroksi, a former Maryland kindergarten teacher, shares the top five things new educators should do this summer to make the most of time off and prepare for the school year ahead.
Taking Control of Your Classroom

Taking Control of Your Classroom

Cassandra Daniels, from Columbus, OH has taught K-8th grade in her 17 year career, discusses dealing with behavioral challenges in the classroom.
What I Wish I knew my First year – Toby Murphy

What I Wish I knew my First year – Toby Murphy

Toby Murphy, who's spent 10 years as a language arts teacher in New Jersey, addresses hindsight bias - he's traveling back to the beginning of his career to find out what he wishes he knew then and what he might do differently if given the chance.
Handling the Tough Parent Meetings

Handling the Tough Parent Meetings

Robert Rodriguez, a 15-year educator and now special education teacher from San Bernadino, CA, talks best approaches and strategies when it comes to having difficult meetings with parents.
ESP and Teachers Working Together

ESP and Teachers Working Together

Carol Peak, an education support professional from Ventura, CA, talks about the critical role ESP play as part of the education team and how both early career and new ESP can find their voice.
Connecting with Students and Parents

Connecting with Students and Parents

Java Robinson, currently a second grade teacher from Montgomery County, MD with 25 years of experience, discusses forming positive relationships with students and parents.
Working With Administrators in Your School

Working With Administrators in Your School

Mitzie Higa, currently a curriculum coordinator and new teacher mentor with 17 years of classroom experience, shares her insights about working with the administrators in your school and making sure they have your back.
Lessons learned away from the classroom

Lessons learned away from the classroom

April Reisma has almost 13 years of teaching under her belt; she started teaching but took a break for another career. Now back to teaching, she shares perspectives gained during her time away.
Using Humor in the Classroom

Using Humor in the Classroom

Dan Jordan, an elementary school teacher from Seattle, discusses how to incorporate humor in the classroom and use as a relationship builder and learning tool.