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A Back-to-School Mindset: 4 Easy Tips for Educators

Photo source: Pixabay   It's hard to believe, but the end of summer break approaches. The question is--do you view the prospect with delight or dread? If you're like most educators, the answer probably lies somewhere in between both extremes. But even the best back-to-school plan can use a few practical tips. So, to help you get back in the game, here are 4 ways to boost your back-to-school mindset and keep your head in the game before the new school year even begins.
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2 ways to learn how to close the English learner achievement gap

Are you ready to level the playing field for your English learners? Join us for a free webinar on closing the English learner achievement gap this afternoon, hosted by Imagine Learning chief academic officer Marc Liebman and curriculum specialist Mia A. Allen. Take advantage of one of two ways to learn about actionable, technology-based strategies you can start implementing right away to improve achievement for your English learners: Join us live by clicking here to register and participate in the webinar today. The presentation begins at 2 p.m. MST. Check in on our webinars page later this week to watch the archived version of the presentation. As Michael Scott would say, this is pretty much a win-win-win.  
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6 free professional development webinars

Have you ever received an email about a great webinar but didn’t have the time to attend? In the midst of busy work schedules, it's often hard to find time for professional development -- even when you know you'll gain useful insights from top-notch experts. That's what makes our on-demand access to free Ahead of the Class webinars such a lifesaver: the presentations are available for you to view whenever it's most convenient! So take a first look or revisit six of our favorite webinars from the Ahead of the Class series:
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What's your favorite way to get ready for back-to-school?

When it's time to get back into educator mode for the new school year, where do you turn? Which resources help you go from summer fun to school time in a few weeks (or days) flat? It's time to share your favorite ways to get ready for back-to-school. Do you scour a particular education news source, lesson plan website, or education blog? Or do you simply like to soak in your fellow educators' tips and tricks before the new year starts? Leave a comment and tell us what you do to start your year off right. And if you're looking for some inspiration, check out these three favorite back-to-school posts:
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Professional development that's fit for the summer

Your students are out of school and off having fun while you're busy scheduling professional development opportunities into your calendar. Don't let your summer PD get in the way of your fun -- make it an integral part with this list of three great ideas. No dragging your feet to these events. These professional development opportunities will leave you feeling renewed and inspired (while still leaving you time to relax).
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