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Is It Time to Move to a Four-Day School Week?
posted by: Melissa | November 09, 2021, 11:25 am   

The four-day school week first gained popularity after the recession of 2008, when schools were looking for ways to cut funds. In this model, students attend school for only four days, usually Monday through Thursday or Tuesday through Friday, with the fifth day of the week being used for teacher planning. Because students go to school for fewer days, those school days tend to be longer than their five-day week counterparts. This model has been especially popular in rural areas, where one less day of the school week saves districts from bussing students long distances to the building. Teachers, who are always strapped for time and under stress, appreciate having a day to plan lessons, catch up on grading, and schedule appointments.

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The Power and the Value of a Teacher
posted by: Tamia | October 25, 2021, 03:38 pm   

Maya Angelou said:

 

“This is the value of the teacher, who looks at a face and says there's something behind that and I want to reach that person, I want to influence that person, I want to encourage that person, I want to enrich, I want to call out that person who is behind that face, behind that color, behind that language, behind that tradition, behind that culture. I believe you can do it. I know what was done for me.”

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Additional Support for Social-Emotional Learning
posted by: Tamia | September 22, 2021, 02:59 pm   

A new school year is in full swing across the country. While many educators hoped for a year that resembles normalcy, the current surge from the COVID-19 delta variant continues to create obstacles for the education system. With students returning to the classroom, there is one acknowledgment that all educators must make: tha pandemic has shaken the foundations of many of our students and the related trauma they experienced did not disappear over the summer.

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Global Game Changers provides tips on talking about the 20th anniversary of 9/11 with your classroom
posted by: Tamia | September 02, 2021, 09:04 am   

Twenty years ago, tragedy struck every home in America on September 11, 2001. 

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A Lesson in Stress Management – Learning to DeStress at School can set Teachers (and Students) up for Succes
posted by: Tamia | August 16, 2021, 10:08 am   

After a year and a half of pandemic learning, going back to the classroom will be a tough transition for both teachers and students. Teaching is stressful under normal circumstances, but the uncertainty and constant stream of new regulations and requirements will make this school year particularly demanding. 

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