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Here's how avoiding perfectionism can help you be a more productive, healthy, and happy teacher.

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There is no set curriculum for how to teach happiness, but with no shortage of student stress—the need is undeniable.

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Living with a teacher can be overwhelming. Once you accept these truths, you'll be better equipped to share your space with the educator in your life.

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If you develop a solid morning routine before school, you'll be energized to teach for the day.

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Kids vaping is a dangerous health issue with long-term impact. Here's how parents and teachers can deal with the e-cigarette epidemic.

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Halloween at school can sometimes get out of hand—especially if the kindergarteners are visited by a rude gorilla!

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Here are five ways to reframe negative thoughts as a teacher in order to stay happy and healthy.

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Teacher fitness can be achieved by infusing a little exercise and other healthy habits into your school day.

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What happened when dogs began visiting this teacher's classroom window? Read about the power of dogs to build relationships in school.

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Feeling anxious about school? Here are some strategies to help you manage teacher anxiety.

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Listening to parents articulate the student skills they want their children to have can be very valuable for teachers. Here are five skills I focus on.

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Some argue that homework should become a thing of the past. Others think it's an important tool for learning. So, should students have homework?

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The summer is full of reflection and planning for the year to come. Great curriculum organizers can make this process easier. Here are four to check out.

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There are plenty of summer jobs for teachers if you know where to find them. Here are a few tips to get you started.

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Summer travel for teachers isn't always cheap. But you deserve to explore, so check out these tips for scoring discounts as you vacation.

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There are plenty of reasons to love teaching. Now is the perfect time to reflect on what makes the profession great.

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America's current teacher shortage is influenced by poor job satisfaction and a marked disinterest in the profession. How can schools fix the problem?

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With the help of Stephen Marche's "The Unmade Bed," this teacher learned why it's important to combat stereotypes and gender roles in education.

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What are the pros and cons of students taking the SAT in 7th grade? Here's what you should know, plus how to support those who decide to take the exam.

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It can be stressful dealing with difficult parents as a teacher. But there are plenty of methods you can use to ease the tension and find a solution.

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It's hard to stay inspired the last few months of teaching, but these inspirational books can renew your spirit and drive to be a truly effective educator.

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When it comes to struggling students, you should become familiar with your school's academic policies that could offer assistance for classroom success.

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It's almost time to shower teachers with tokens of appreciation. Here are a few ideas for awesome teacher gifts, like gift cards or thank-you notes.

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Share the value of community service projects with your students by introducing these ideas and concepts into your classroom.

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Dealing with conflicts in school between teachers is part of a principal's job. Here's one administrator's experience and what she's learned.

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Teachers can help enforce the student dress code, and other classroom rules, in a way that's fair and equitable.

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If you teach at a school that's open all year, here are three summer crafts for kids to keep your students smiling.

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Here is a high school summer reading list that is "teenager-approved" and can help combat summer brain drain.

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Challenge your students to athletics and fun games during a spring field day. It's a great way to encourage school spirit.

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To help her students embrace the meaning of Memorial Day, one teacher sought an activity that blended community and history.

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Teacher movies can be enlightening and inspirational. Here are a few tips I learned from fictional teachers and their storied lessons.

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Here are three tips to guide you on how to build a better relationship with your school's principal.

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Even if your school doesn't have a solid school social media policy, here are three guidelines to follow to maintain your privacy outside the classroom.

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Eleven years ago, a local reporter asked me if I needed funding for extracurricular activities at my school. Here's what happened one phone call later.