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Breezing Through Back to School Preparations

Preparing for the start of a new academic year can bring both feelings of excitement and dread. What will the students be like? How will you arrange your classroom? Do you have all the materials and supplies you will need? The resources in this collection help eliminate the dread and emphasize the excitement by providing strategies and tips that make preparing for the beginning of the school year an organized, planned project.
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Breezing Through Back to School Preparations
  • Tracy Pinkard says:
    I absolutely LOVE this video by SoulPancake! This is truly the pep talk of all pep talks. Do not start your school year without watching this insightful, inspirational, humorous video and without sharing it with your colleagues and students.
  • Tracy Pinkard says:
    This blog post on the Guardian Teacher Network provides some great tips and resources for preparing for the beginning of the school year. Organized by grade level (whole school, primary, and secondary), the resources range from printables for students (times tables, periodic tables, etc.) to planners and calendars for teachers.
  • Tracy Pinkard says:
    The tips in this brief, well-written blog post are awesome sauce! One of my favorites is to carry your camera everywhere to capture those beginning-of-the-school-year moments that you'll want to share at those end-of-the-year celebrations. Concrete and creative, these tips are great for sharing with colleagues as well.
  • Tracy Pinkard says:
    This infographic created by Lab42 offers a look at the beginning of the school year from the perspective of parents. This point of view is useful when thinking about what resources you will request for parents, what their top concerns are for their children and more. Indeed, considering the issues presented in this infographic help make planning for back to school a more holistic and team-based project.
  • Tracy Pinkard says:
    These tips compiled by Emily are practical, insightful, humorous and best, of all, cover everything you need to think about before the first day of school including classroom management, morning work, fostering positive student interactions, and even personal life hacks like preparing dinners in advance. A quick read that is well-worth the time.
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    20 Awe-Inspiring Quotes for Teachers and Parents

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    Tracy Pinkard says:
    Marilyn Price-Mitchell Ph.D. has compiled twenty inspirational quotes to set the tone for the beginning of the school year. An almost hidden bonus in this blog post, however, is the link to her 55 Best Back-to-School Articles for Parents (and Teachers).
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BloomBoard Asks:What are some of the key things you do that help make preparing for the beginning of the school year less stressful?