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2017 Teacher Book Nook: Summer Reads

What's on your to-read list this summer? If you're a teacher, you probably have a stack of books you can't wait to start reading. Still, there's always room for more--right? Here are our top picks for your 2017 summer book nook.
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Transition your students in 30 minutes or less

Help your students stay sharp over the summer and prepare for the fall with a summer transition plan. Check out three ways to transition with technology—implement any one in 30 minutes or less and then go enjoy your hard-earned time off while your plan goes on autopilot.
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Summer reading for teachers: 25 books for your reading list

There’s no doubt that summer reading is good for students—there’s evidence of the importance of summer reading everywhere, including some recent findings from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. But picking up a good book isn’t only for kids. Stop your own summer slide by checking out this summer reading list made especially for teachers (and other grown-ups too).
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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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Tips for making the most of the end of the year

It's that time again: the weather is getting warmer, the days are getting longer, and students and teachers alike are looking forward to summer vacation. Such an atmosphere might make it difficult to stay motivated, but there's no reason to coast until the end of the year. In a child's education, every week counts. So how can you make sure that these last few weeks count for your students? Read on for some tips for helping both teachers and students stay motivated through the end of the school year.
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