Tips & Tools

5 Steps to Get Rid of Back-to-School Anxiety

Start the year strong and curb back-to-school jitters with these tips and ideas from educator, educational speaker and author, Dr. Harry Wong.

Podcast: Professional Development for ESP

Andrea Beeman, an 18-year paraeducator from Maple Heights, OH, shares the ins and outs of professional development for ESP and the benefits of PD.

Three Ways To Calm Classroom Chaos

Are your students being chatty? Or bothering their classroom neighbors? Try these methods for restoring order to your lessons. Adapted from an online discussion.

Podcast: The Virtue of Patience in the Classroom

Erika Fehr, a general elementary school paraeducator in Helena, MT, talks about the virtue of patience and keeping that tranquil mindset in the classroom.

9 Ways to Stretch Your Back-To-School Budget

Cut the cost of out-of-pocket classroom expenses with these savvy money-saving tips.

How Savi Helps Educators Find Student Loan Debt Relief

Use this easy, interactive tool to find out which student loan forgiveness programs and repayment plans you qualify for and can save you the most money.

A Cure for Spring Fever

Dave Foley, a retired Cadillac, Michigan, middle and high school teacher and the author of The Ultimate Classroom Control Handbook, used to take his class outside but only if every student in it had been listening and participating in his indoor lessons.

Every Job Requires Readers

We have guest readers come to our school and read to classes from kindergarten through grade 5. Our purpose is for children to understand that all jobs require readers.

Getting-to-Know-You Writing Project

On the first day of school, I list six statements about myself. Three of the statements are true and three are false, in no particular order.

Parents' Handbook

After spending years trying to give parents all the information they need via back to school night and periodic notes, one educator began to publish a handbook. She distributes the handbook to students for their parents on the first day.