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Spring Fever! 6 Ways to Settle Kids Down

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Avoid Lax Lesson Plans

McIntyre also cautions teachers to “maintain the honor of the profession” by sticking to high standards as spring approaches. "It's unfair to kids to schedule hours of non-instructional activities just because ‘summer is coming’ and ‘I’m tired of teaching,’" he says. Throwing out planned activities because the group is restless can be tempting, but it could be bad for group and individual behavior in the long-term. This is a great time of year for parents to step up and ask how they can support the class (and teacher) so educators can focus on creating compelling lessons.