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By Jethro Jones | Friday, October 24, 2014

Teachers: Prep Tips for Parent-Teacher Conferences

Make parent-teacher conferences easier

It’s that time of year. The leaves are changing, the air is cooling—and that means parent-teacher conferences are right around the corner.

Regardless of what format your school uses, parent-teacher conferences can be difficult when you have a student who’s struggling in one way or another; they’re hard for both the parent and the teacher.

Here are some tips to make sure conferences go smoothly for both parties.

By Jethro Jones | Friday, September 26, 2014

Send Teacher Newsletters That Get Read—and Enjoyed!

Teacher Newsletter

Like most teachers, you probably send out a classroom newsletter each month, right?

They’re popular tools for communicating with students and parents—but they’re typically not very exciting. Use these tips to make your teacher newsletter newsworthy this school year.

By Jethro Jones | Sunday, September 14, 2014

Become a Better Teacher with Twitter Education Chats

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Are you interested in learning and becoming a better teacher? Twitter chats are one way to focus your learning and get tons of information in a very short amount of time.

You might even get so much information that you can’t get through it all. That’s OK! Take what will help you become a better teacher—and then share with others the tools and tips that worked for you.

By Jethro Jones | Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Hey, Teachers: 8 Smart Ways to Use Your iPad in the Classroom

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You just got an iPad for your classroom, but—er—you’re not sure what to do with it yet.

Here are eight clever ways to use your iPad with your students right away.

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