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Best of Works4Me: Back to School

Teaching tips and strategies to get your school year off to a great start.

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Before the School Year

The first several days of school can be daunting. Read about how Ms. Means gets parents, students, and even administrators ready for school before the year even starts!

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Social Media Strategies for Early Career Teachers

Is connecting with students and parents on social media a good idea?  Here are some dos and don'ts that will help you navigate the fine lines of what is appropriate for educators.

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Time Capsule

Here's a clever way to observe and celebrate the school year. This teacher starts the school year with an activity that also that creates a fun-filled, teachable moment at the end of the year.

NEA edCommunities

NEA's edCommunities is a place where teachers, parents, school support professionals, and community members share ideas and resources to improve student success. It is free and open to all!


Demanding Support for Claims
Reformers have used and abused misinformation, false claims, exaggerations, and even fabrications ito promote reforms such as high-stakes testing, merit pay, charter schools, Value-Added Model (VAM), and Common Core State Standards (CCSS), and Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium (SBAC). Check out these NEA resources to help you demand academic truth.