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Maternity Leave: Returning to the Classroom

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Maternity Leave: Returning to the Classroom

Returning to the classroom after a long weekend can be tough. Returning to the classroom after a long-term absence, such as maternity leave, can be stressful for both the teacher and the students. Below I have some tips on making the transition smooth for everyone, especially the babies left at home.

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Adventures in Writer’s Workshop: 5 Takeaways from Personal Narrative Unit

I sit in the back of my room, with 28 thirteen-year-olds huddled around me. The stale, summer air is thick with beginning of the year nerves. They are squished together, with pencils at the ready, for our first day of writer’s workshop. It’s new to them, it’s new to me. Some are rapt with attention, eager for a challenge. Others are wary of change. My goal? To improve writing instruction in my classroom.

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