The Power of Parent Communication In any classroom setting (online, hybrid or in-person), fostering relationships with parents is key to an effective learning environment.  Setting up regular communication helps parents to be clear on expectations as well as learning outcomes.   Students “Win” When Parents are: 
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Stress and Learning Teachers interact with students on a daily basis, and as a result, they can see how a student’s learning is impacted by various challenges, stress being one of them.  In order to assist teachers and students in understanding how stress works and 
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As teachers we are used to soothing, comforting, explaining and fixing. It is on our job description. ​ We need to remember that emotions won’t break us or your student, and in fact, avoiding some emotions like anxiety can make them grow. ​TIPS: If your student’s emotional distress is causing you to feel anxious or angry, take 
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There are a number of ideas and strategies you can implement in order to help your student become independent. First, begin by discussing what independence looks like and then develop routines and strategies that can foster this. You can help students to understand the criteria to 
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Being able to think, learn and make good choices independently remains one of the most important skills that your students can acquire.​ While “spoon feeding” students can sometimes offer the most direct route to observable progress, it is possible to support academic, behavioral and social-emotional development in ways that allow for independence without 
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