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Set a routine of connection this year

Help students feel seen and known by prioritizing connections at the start of the year. Read on

Guest blog: Why a ‘relationships first’ strategy matters

Take a look at this guest blog from Gage Elementary principal Kris Davidson, who shares how relationships are prioritized at his school. Read on

Set the tone for the year this back to school season

The start of the year is the perfect time for educators to communicate to their students that they want to get to know them as a person. Read on

A vision for relationship building: Thompson Intermediate School

Check out how a focus on teacher-student connections impacted this Houston school. Read on

Along earns iKeepSafe privacy certification

Learn more about how Along keeps student information safe, secure, and private. Read on

Bridging the connection gap with Along

Check out why prioritizing teacher-student connections in your classroom at the start of the year helps all year long. Read on

Guest blog: 5 reasons to make connections a priority this school year

Guest blogger Rebecca Rolland, the author of "The Art of Talking with Children," shares why it's important to build teacher-student relationships. Read on

Opening the door to meaningful teacher-student relationships

Learn how to establish strong teacher-student relationships using the Teacher Reflection Loop. Read on

New features to help you prioritize connections

Check out the new and enhanced Along features that help you more easily create meaningful interactions with your students. Read on

Authentic teacher-student connections start with small actions

Read more about our recent webinar about how educators are finding the time and resources to prioritize relationship building. Read on

Along is named a 2022 best tool for back to school by Common Sense Education

Common Sense Education lists Along among five tools for emotional wellbeing. Read on

Thanks for coming Along at ISTE!

Recent highlights at ISTELive22 include a panel about how educators can close the connection gap. Read on

Connections can begin with a simple question

Join the July 28 webinar to hear directly from practitioners about how they foster real connections  in the classroom. Read on

Building connections this school year

Prioritize relationships this upcoming school year using the teacher-student connection builder. Read on

Ripple effect of positivity

Educator LaMona Lemarr shares how she is living her own authentic self and how she inspires her students to do the same. Read on

4 tips for having hard but necessary conversations

Learn about ways to talk about difficult events with neurodivergent individuals. Read on

Prioritizing data privacy

Learn more about how Along was designed to keep all student information protected and private. Read on

Come Along at ISTE

Along will be at ISTELive 22. Check out where to find us and see our full schedule of events. Read on

5 ways to recharge over summer break

Check out these ideas for your down time so you're ready to connect with a new crop of students come fall. Read on

A Texas teacher’s powerful story about building connections

Learn from educator Tara Bordeaux about the difference a positive teacher-student relationship can make. Read on

Reflecting on the school year

Thinking about the growth and development that took place this year is an important reflection practice. Read on

5 ways to improve students’ self-reflection skills

Check out ways to help your students improve their self-reflection practice. Read on

Thompson Intermediate School’s Along journey

Learn about how the use of Along atThompson has opened doors for other schools in their district. Read on

7 reasons why Along ♥️ teachers

Celebrating Teacher Appreciation Week by acknowledging all that educators do. Read on

Reflecting on role models

We share 3 steps for reflecting about role models and using those conversations to inspire a renewed sense of purpose. Read on