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Setting Up Your Classroom for a New School Year

how to organize your classroom effectively

It's a new school year, and with the start of the new year comes the opportunity to try new approaches to classroom organization. Classrooms have come a long way from the rank and file and bare-walled spaces of yesteryear. New research shows that students learn best in more engaging and interactiv...

Teacher Tips: Going Back to School

here are tips to help teachers get prepared for back to school

Summer is fast coming to a close, and the first bell of a new school year isn't far off. This is a time of year when many teachers have mixed feelings: the excitement of a new school year combines with the bittersweet end to another summer. It can be hard to get yourself in gear for the start of t...

Does Your Child Need Glasses in Class?

does your child need glasses in class?

If your child is struggling in school, it might not be because he or she doesn't understand the material or has difficulty paying attention. It may be that their vision is causing them problems with reading material on the board, on handouts, in textbooks, and anywhere else in class where they nee...

The Evolution of Summer School

summer school

Summer school has long been a part of education efforts in the U.S., and it's not just about remedial education, though that is a large part of what summer school entails. However, in recent years schools have been also been offering advanced summer classes as part of enrichment programs for stude...