Education Issues

Serving Every Teacher, Every Day

January 31, 2023

At Kids In Need Foundation, we’ve been honored to share stories of inspiration, perseverance, and joy through our #EveryTeacherEveryDay movement on our social media channels. But we want to hear more from you! Your voices deserve to be heard all year round. Whether you’re at the top of your game or facing challenges in the…

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Teacher Supports 101

January 24, 2023

No matter where you are along your teacher journey, you’ll need help from time to time. Maybe you’re a brand-new teacher struggling with classroom organization or a seasoned veteran who is looking to revamp your classroom management style (I mean – the kids are different these days!). Teacher needs seem to never end, but if…

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Community Engagement

Community Engagement for Teacher Support

January 17, 2023

It takes a village.   You’ve heard this countless times in who knows how many different contexts. The concept applies to the schools we work in as well. A teacher should not be an island. He or she should be surrounded by a supportive group of friends, colleagues, administration, and parents. Community engagement for teachers…

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True Stories from #EveryTeacherEveryDay

January 10, 2023

In December, we reached out to our teachers to ask them what inspires them in the classroom. We have received numerous heartfelt responses from teachers all over the country just like you. Some are thriving, some are struggling, many are somewhere in between. As teachers, we know these feelings can change from day to day…

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What We’re Wishing For During 2022-2023 School Year

July 18, 2022

If you could be granted one wish for the 2022-23 school year, what would it be? Manageable class sizes? Parents who instinctively trust you? More contracted planning time? Perfectly-behaved students? Each of these things would bring multiple benefits cascading down onto teachers–and ultimately their students. But they are unlikely to come about due to the…

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Summer Jobs For Teachers

June 27, 2022

Here at ETED, we believe wholeheartedly that teachers desperately need to decompress during the summer. Thus, we present the following suggestions for summer jobs for teachers with fear and trembling and a caveat: The Caveat After all, you magically squeezed an entire year’s worth of work into 9.5 calendar months. We know the job never…

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Ending The School Year Strong

June 13, 2022

No matter how dreamy or difficult the school year has been, you are weary, worn down, and likely running out of patience. Ending the school year strong feels like a pipe dream. But don’t let the prospect of sleeping in and not dealing with daily discipline issues overshadow the last moments you have to create…

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How To End The School Year Well

May 10, 2022

Summer is getting CLOSE, y’all. You’re in the midst of that unique tension between approaching elation and the added stress of end-of-year tasks. (Oh, and you’re still teaching, so there’s that.) While the light is visible at the end of the tunnel, it’s easy to succumb to exhaustion just thinking about all the things you…

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What Teachers Wish Parents Knew

May 2, 2022

As my children come home from school with stories about what one teacher did or didn’t do, I’ve had to carefully consider how to filter what my child says with what I know to be true as a teacher. Here’s what I think your child’s teacher would want parents to know:   1. There are…

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How To Work as a Teaching Team

April 25, 2022

My first year of teaching, I worked on a teaching team with the two other teachers who taught 8th-grade literature. They were extremely kind, and we got along fine. But I never asked for help. In fact, I thought the meetings were a waste of time because I had so many things to do.  As…

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