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51 Punny Ways to Thank a Teacher

Puntastic!

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5 Ways to Pamper Your Teachers This Week—for Administrators

There’s no one more appreciative of your teachers than you. Their hard work, dedication, and long hours keep your school humming with purpose and..

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5 Fantastic Kindergarten Send-Off Ideas

Guest Post by Julia Kennedy Kirkland

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5 Easy Steps to Great Kindergarten Roundup

Guest Post by Julia Kennedy Kirkland

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15 Students Every Teacher Has in Their Class

Each year of teaching, you recognize “that kid” in the sea of charming faces. It makes you stop in your tracks and chuckle. Your classes are so..

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12 Spot-On Teacher Gifts They’ll Love

“It’s the thought that counts.”

It’s a true quote and super accurate when it comes to buying for others. But life is happening and time's slipping..

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10 Reasons You and Your Students Are Both Looking Forward to Spring Break

Teachers and students couldn’t be more different. With 10 reasons why you are both looking forward to Spring Break, you might be more similar than you..

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Why is Shared Reading Important?

What is Shared Reading and why is it an essential daily classroom activity? Shared Reading is a collaborative reading experience where students read..

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The Literacy Hamburger

A hamburger is a fitting analogy for balanced literacy because many small parts make up the whole. Every part of the hamburger is important, but it..

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Shared Reading vs. Read Alouds (Poster)

Reading to students daily is an essential approach in any reading program. In fact, it's one of the most important activities for eventual success in..

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Contributors

  • Brian Childs

    Brian Childs is a veteran and former teacher in the Greater Orlando area. He has experience teaching in every grade level from elementary to adult education. He is the creator of the parenting...

  • Lesley Fields

    On my last day of kindergarten, my teacher encouraged the class to come dressed as the person they wanted to be when they grew up. Amidst a sea of cheerleaders, ballerinas, cowboys, and a...

  • Carrie Contey, Ph.D.

    Carrie Contey, PhD is a internationally recognized coach, author, speaker and educator. Her work offers a new perspective on human development, parenting, family life and being a healthy, happy,...

  • Jill Eggleton

    Jill Eggleton is the author of the Key Links Literacy series. As an international educational consultant and teacher, Jill has 30 years of teaching and administration experience. She is...

  • Aimee Karr

    As a former elementary school teacher, Aimee knows the value of balance in the classroom. She uses her hands-on knowledge to create products with just the right balance of rigor and play — right...

  • Alison Schmerler

    A lifelong Letter People lover and experienced Kindergarten teacher (18 years in the classroom in fact!), I have called Abrams Learning Trends my professional home for the last 16 years....

  • Abrams Learning...

    As former educators, parents of school-age children, and former quirky kids ourselves, education is near and dear to our hearts. That’s why we have dedicated our work to supporting schools...

  • Erin King

    Like you, I wear many hats—proud mama, devoted wife, passionate teacher, life-long learner, sister, daughter, friend, colleague...and VP of Marketing for Abrams Learning Trends.

  • Gare Thompson

    Gare Thompson started his educational career as a kindergarten teacher. Over the course of his career, he has taught each grade level and has educated hundreds—maybe even thousands—of children in...

  • Aaron Mayers, CEO

    Similar to many of our stories, my personal interest in improving literacy was stoked by a mother who was an elementary school teacher, and a father who published one of the most successful...