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For Educators

Welcome to the Educators Program

Learn how we equip educators with the tools and resources to shape the classroom for difference.

Partnering With Families

How to Break Down Communication Barriers Between Teachers and Families

Improve parent-teacher relationships by breaking down communication barriers. Find out what can get …

Connecting With Students

Teacher-to-Teacher: How My Brother’s ADHD Shaped My Teaching

One teacher shares her experience about growing up with a brother with ADHD, and how it shaped her w…

Teaching Strategies

When-Then Sentences: An Evidence-Based Behavior Strategy

A when-then sentence is a classroom management strategy to teach students behavior expectations.

For Educators

Welcome to the Educators Program

Learn how we equip educators with the tools and resources to shape the classroom for difference.

Partnering With Families

How to Break Down Communication Barriers Between Teachers and Families

Improve parent-teacher relationships by breaking down communication barriers. Find out what can get …

Connecting With Students

Teacher-to-Teacher: How My Brother’s ADHD Shaped My Teaching

One teacher shares her experience about growing up with a brother with ADHD, and how it shaped her w…

Teaching Strategies

When-Then Sentences: An Evidence-Based Behavior Strategy

A when-then sentence is a classroom management strategy to teach students behavior expectations.

For Educators

Welcome to the Educators Program

Learn how we equip educators with the tools and resources to shape the classroom for difference.

Partnering With Families

How to Break Down Communication Barriers Between Teachers and Families

Improve parent-teacher relationships by breaking down communication barriers. Find out what can get …

Connecting With Students

Teacher-to-Teacher: How My Brother’s ADHD Shaped My Teaching

One teacher shares her experience about growing up with a brother with ADHD, and how it shaped her w…

6 Common Myths About Learning and Thinking Differences

Here are six common myths about people who learn and think differently, and the facts to debunk them…

For Teachers: What to Expect in an IEP Meeting

Learn IEP meeting tips for general education teachers.

5 Myths About English Language Learners (ELLs) and Special Education

Learn about the myths and misconceptions around services and supports for ELLs. The result will be a…

A Day in the Life of a Child With Executive Functioning Issues

What's it like to struggle with executive function, or executive dysfunction? See how problems with …

8 Tips to Build a Positive Relationship With Your Students’ Families

Learn how to build positive relationships with your students’ parents and caregivers. Explore eight …

Family Engagement and Student Success: What the Research Says

Research shows family engagement is a big factor in student success. Find out why a strong parent-te…

Printable: Prepare for Parent-Teacher Conferences

Teachers can send this worksheet home prior to the conference dates to learn what's on families mind…

Having Difficult Conversations With Families: A Teacher’s Guide

Learn how to have difficult conversations with parents. See how teachers can raise behavioral or aca…

How to Write an Effective Email to Parents and Caregivers

Writing an email to parents or other caregivers? Learn how to write an email about a student’s diffi…

Teaching With Empathy: Why It’s Important

Using empathy in the classroom can help teachers better understand and support struggling students. …

How SEL Helps You as a Teacher

SEL programs help students learn to manage emotions, make decisions, and solve problems. But social-…

Questionnaires for Connecting With Students and Families

Getting to know your students is a powerful way to help them succeed in school. Use these questionna…

Teacher-to-Teacher: How I Use Dyslexia as My Teaching Superpower

Read how an arts education teacher's experience with dyslexia shaped his teaching.

Building Positive Relationships With Students: What Brain Science Says

Brain science tells us why positive student relationships can lead to their success.

Video: See UDL in Action in the Classroom

What does UDL look like in the classroom? Watch a video to see how one teacher uses UDL with his stu…

Explicit Instruction: What You Need to Know

Explicit instruction is an effective way of teaching that makes your lessons crystal clear for stude…

Culturally Responsive Teaching: What You Need to Know

Culturally responsive teaching helps create learning environments that validate and reflect the dive…

Universal Design for Learning (UDL): A Teacher’s Guide

UDL stands for Universal Design for Learning. When you teach using UDL, your lessons are designed in…

Flexible Grouping: What You Need to Know

Flexible grouping is a teaching practice that allows you to use data to group and regroup students f…

Sight Words: An Evidence-Based Literacy Strategy

Use this strategy to teach sight words to struggling readers.

Respectful Redirection: An Evidence-Based Behavior Strategy

Respectful redirection is a classroom management strategy that teachers use to quickly and calmly te…

Fraction Number Line: An Evidence-Based Math Strategy

Learn how to teach comparing fractions using a fraction number line.

Spelling Irregular Words: An Evidence-Based Literacy Strategy

Spelling irregular words can be hard. Use this spelling strategy to teach students how to spell word…

Nonverbal Signals: An Evidence-Based Behavior Strategy

Using nonverbal signals or silent signals in the classroom can reduce interruptions and allow all st…

Understanding Behavior as Communication: A Teacher’s Guide

Understanding that behavior is a form of communication can help teachers reframe what they’re seeing…

Teacher-to-Teacher: How I Taught My Students to Give Praise and Other Feedback

Learn how to coach students to give each other praise and effective feedback.

The Power of Effective Praise: A Guide for Teachers

Learn about the power of praise in the classroom, and techniques for giving effective praise to your…

The Difference Between Discipline and Punishment

Discipline and punishment aren't the same. Read about how they're different and which one is more ef…

PBIS: What You Need to Know

Positive behavioral interventions and supports (PBIS) is a schoolwide approach to make schools safer…