Self-Care for Teachers and Why It Matters: 7 Simple Tips

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Teaching is an all-consuming career often characterized as emotional labor. It’s physically, mentally, and emotionally draining. It’s also a job that’s almost impossible to “leave at work,” whether in the form of a stack of papers to grade or persistent … Read More

7 Essential Books for School Leaders to Read

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The winter holidays are coming later this month and there’s no better time for school administrators to boost their performance with some helpful reading. This list presents the essential books for school leaders to improve at their jobs and create … Read More

6 Holiday Gratitude Activities for the Classroom

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As the holiday season approaches, it’s the perfect time to actively practice gratitude in the classroom. Gratitude activities aren’t just thematically appropriate for the holidays—they’re also extremely beneficial for your students. Research shows that practicing gratitude offers a wide range … Read More

School Administrators on Board to Teach Kindness

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The Teach Kindness program has grown in popularity with school administrators and teachers across America. The thought behind this program is that kindness can be taught to students just like math and reading. One of their slogans is, “Build Empathy … Read More

6 Keys to Building Positive Student-Teacher Relationships

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As schools and districts focus on state standards, scope and sequence, and test scores, they often neglect one of the most important factors in student achievement. Positive student-teacher relationships, research shows, have a huge impact on learning. Why Positive Student-Teacher … Read More

Avoiding Principal Burnout: How to Love the Job Again

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In education, there’s a lot of talk about preventing teacher burnout–and for good reason. But burnout isn’t a phenomenon that’s exclusive to teachers. It happens to administrators too. With all of the pressures placed on school leaders, avoiding principal burnout … Read More

Using Data to Drive School Improvement: 5 Tips

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School administrators juggle many tasks and strive to meet many objectives. Of course, the ultimate goal is ensuring the overall success of the school. By using data to drive school improvement, administrators can make sound decisions, set and prioritize goals, … Read More