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posted by Alana | July 21, 2016, 12:13 pm

Many states have tax-free weekends over the summer months and yours may be just around the corner. These weekends are a critical time for thousands of educators across the nation who start the school year without enough supplies and need to stock up on a budget. But even for those who are lucky enough to get the supplies they need to last the school year, these weekends can be just as important for those living on a teacher's salary.
Here's a list of participating states, the dates of their respective tax-free weekend, and the items covered under each state's holiday:
Facebook & Texting Caution: Updated Advice from AAE's Director of Legal Services

posted by Alana | July 15, 2016, 03:44 pm


There are a number of situations where social media has the potential to play an important role in the classroom - if used appropriately. However, when a teacher uses this kind of communication platform to interact with students, they're also allowing the student to also have control over the content and nature of the communication... and that’s where educators often run into the most difficulty.

Seven Instructional Strategies Every Teacher Ought to Know, Part 6: Study Skills

posted by Melissa | July 14, 2016, 09:28 am


Over the past few weeks, we’ve been focusing on a series of blogs about seven essential teaching strategies as identified by the IES.  Most of these strategies have focused on the teacher making small adjustments to practices that they likely already do that have been proven to be powerful motivators of student improvement.


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