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How to Transition to Teaching at a New School

Having to change teaching jobs can be hard, but you can do it with these steps. 

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Beyond the classroom
building relationships, career planning, self-esteem, teacher advice

Here's what to do if you're headed to a new teaching gig next year. 

Should Students Take the SAT in 7th Grade?

Students who take the SAT early will become familiar with the test's content. 

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Beyond the classroom
college preparation, differentiated instruction, middle school, tests

Here's the pros and cons of students taking the SAT early. 

7 Tips for Teachers on Dealing with Difficult Parents

If difficult parents are adding to your teaching stress, keep your cool and use these tips.  

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Beyond the classroom
building relationships, parent-teacher communication and engagement

Stop the struggle with difficult parents now by using these strategies. 

Do You Know How to Prepare for a Field Trip?

Field trips may be work, but they're well worth it.

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A Teacher's Survival Guide to Student Absenteeism at the End of the Year

If some of the chairs in your classroom are collecting dust, here's what you need to do. 

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teacher relaxing during spring break
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Beyond the classroom
teacher advice, teacher stress relief, vacation

It's the dream of all teachers to come back feeling energized and recharged after spring break.

These books have the inspiration to see you through.

One of these books will give you the inspiration you need right now. 

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Beyond the classroom
at-risk students, building relationships, classroom management, cultural education

One of these books has the inspiration you need to finish the year off right. 

When to seek help for a struggling student

There's resources for you when you have a student whose needs are more than you can manage. 

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Exercise and the Brain: How Fitness Impacts Learning

Be an advocate of exercise and watch how it improves your students' results in the classroom. 

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Parents want their children to learn more life skills than just academics.

Parents want their children to learn life skills, such as independence, along with academics. 

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Beyond the classroom
parent-teacher communication and engagement, social and emotional learning

Parents value life skills as much (and sometimes more) than curriculum.