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As a teacher, forming good working relationships with your students’ parents is imperative in helping your students be successful. Keep reading to learn how to communicate and collaborate with even the most difficult parents.

Dealing With Difficult Parents

As a teacher, forming good working relationships with your students’ parents is imperative in helping your students be successful. Keep reading to learn how to communicate and collaborate with even the most difficult parents.

As a teacher, forming good working relationships with parents is imperative in helping your students be successful. Here's how to establish open communication and positive collaboration with your students' parents.

Dealing With Difficult Parents

As a teacher, forming good working relationships with parents is imperative in helping your students be successful. Here's how to establish open communication and positive collaboration with your students' parents.

There’s no question that teachers are busy people. We have new initiatives to implement, standard curriculum to follow, and social-emotional considerations to fit into our very short, very busy days. One way to help make teaching and learning more fun, innovative, and engaging is to utilize technology and apps in our classrooms. Keep reading to learn how you can better your classroom through a variety of free resources for teachers, students, and parents!

8 Apps You Need to Be Using in Your Classroom

There’s no question that teachers are busy people. We have new initiatives to implement, standard curriculum to follow, and social-emotional considerations to fit into our very short, very busy days. One way to help make teaching and learning more fun, innovative, and engaging is to utilize technology and apps in our classrooms. Keep reading to learn how you can better your classroom through a variety of free resources for teachers, students, and parents!

There are so many factors to consider when creating a seating chart: age, academic skill, gender, friends, enemies, role models, behavioral issues, students on IEPs, students with language-based disabilities, quiet students, loud students, distracted students… the list goes on and on. That's why we're sharing a couple of flexible seating tips and tricks to help you run your classroom as effectively as possible.

How to Stay Flexible and Create Optimal Seating in Your Classroom

There are so many factors to consider when creating a seating chart: age, academic skill, gender, friends, enemies, role models, behavioral issues, students on IEPs, students with language-based disabilities, quiet students, loud students, distracted students… the list goes on and on. That's why we're sharing a couple of flexible seating tips and tricks to help you run your classroom as effectively as possible.

Top 10 Icebreakers to Get to Know Your Students https://www.teachervision.com/icebreaker/classroom-management/52279.html?utm_content=buffer62971&utm_medium=social&utm_source=pinterest.com&utm_campaign=buffer #backtoschool

Get to Know Your Students Icebreakers

Top 10 Icebreakers to Get to Know Your Students https://www.teachervision.com/icebreaker/classroom-management/52279.html?utm_content=buffer62971&utm_medium=social&utm_source=pinterest.com&utm_campaign=buffer #backtoschool

Learn more about inclusion and how it impacts the classroom. Featuring answers to questions such as, "How can inclusive practices be incorporated in early childhood settings, and how can parents become involved?", "Is it possible to meet the needs of gifted students in the regular education (inclusion) classroom?", and more.

Frequently Asked Questions on Inclusion

A less-than-stellar observation can be discouraging, especially for new teachers. Here's how to bounce back and regain your confidence after a stressful evaluation.

4 Tips to Help Teachers Bounce Back After a Tough Observation

A less-than-stellar observation can be discouraging, especially for new teachers. Here's how to bounce back and regain your confidence after a stressful evaluation.

Listen in on many classrooms at all levels, and you'll probably hear teachers asking question after question. With so many questions coming at them, students have little time to think. Looking at it another way: the more questions that are asked, the less thinking occurs. Classroom observations reveal that teachers typically wait less than 1 second for students to respond to a question. Learn how and why you should change this pattern in your classroom. (Grades K-12)

Your Secret Weapon: Wait Time (Professional Development Teaching Advice, Grades K-12)

Tom Loud is an educator from Tennessee with a passion for student achievement and a reputation for digital innovation in the classroom. We asked him 10 of our biggest questions about life as a modern-day teacher, and his answers did not disappoint! Read what he had to say in our Q&A.

10 Questions for Award-Winning Educator Tom Loud

Tom Loud is an award-winning teacher in Tennessee with a passion for student achievement and a reputation for digital innovation in the classroom. Now he's answering 10 of our biggest questions about life as a modern-day teacher.

Learn why mistakes are okay and how you can turn them into a learning opportunity for yourself.

12 Mistakes All Teachers Make (And How to Get Past Them)

Learn why mistakes are okay and how you can turn them into a learning opportunity for yourself.

In our new video series, fourth-grade teacher Lisa Koplik shares her best tips on classroom management. You'll be able to tame even the most difficult behavioral challenges after watching!

Classroom Management Strategies for Teachers (K-12)

Get instant ideas on how to manage your toughest behavior challenges. These strategies will help you improve behavior management in your classroom.

From dealing with teasing and managing anger to encouraging positive character development and instilling a sense of leadership, our new resources from Free Spirit Publishing will help guide your students towards becoming their best selves.

New This Week: Free Spirit Publishing's Social-Emotional Resources

Nurturing a positive community in your classroom is an ongoing process — with significant benefits for students.

The Importance of Building Community in the Classroom

Nurturing a positive community in your classroom is an ongoing process — with significant benefits for students.

Teaching Tip of the Week: Everyone Has Opinions | Not every student will like you, and you won't like every student. Try to find at least one thing you can respect each student for - even if it's just showing up at school.

Tips for Achieving and Maintaining Classroom Discipline

Teaching Tip of the Week: Everyone Has Opinions | Not every student will like you, and you won't like every student. Try to find at least one thing you can respect each student for - even if it's just showing up at school.

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