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Maximize opportunities and resources provided by the USDA, including new flexibilities allowed to meet school needs. • Access the Interactive Food Buying Guide • Watch this video on the School Nutrition and Cost Study • Download Offer versus Serve materials

7 Things Teachers Say to Create a Supportive Classroom

Read this Edutopia article for language ideas and inspiration. The author combed through teacher comments and articles by experienced educators to identify phrases that empower learners and create a supportive environment.

6 considerations for MTSS in a pandemic

Read 6 considerations for MTSS in a pandemic to hear a middle school coordinator’s perspective for multi-tiered systems of support during a pandemic. It includes a  discussion about ensuing Tier 1 supports are not overlooked to focus on individualized supports.

How Transparency Can Transform School Culture

Simple steps like sharing notes from district meetings, school board presentations and trainings are ways to be transparent within a school community. Establishing a voice on social media to celebrate successes, seek input and share struggles will also aid in your efforts while modeling this method of transparency for staff. For insights and inspiration, read this article from …

Stories from the Field: Cultivating relationships through administrator actions

Download Cultivating Relationships Through Administrator Actions from Transforming Education for tips, strategies and practical advice from the field.    Educational leaders can set the tone for supportive, collegial relationships in a variety of ways including:   Being present during the school day; engaging with staff and students.    Modeling respectful, engaging interactions with teachers and staff.   Seeking teacher input …

4 Ways to Build Effective PLCs

Creating Professional Learning Communities as part of your Professional Development Plan offers an excellent way to build and improve relationships between teachers while deepening their knowledge and expanding their skill sets.     Read this article from LaRena Heath for four concrete suggestions to help educators get the most out of professional learning communities.