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How Along helps develop mentoring relationships

Learn how Along helps build meaningful connections between teachers and students. Read on

5 ways to honor Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Check out these five suggestions for ways to honor MLK Day with your students. Read on

Setting goals for the year ahead in your classroom

Now’s the time for your students to reflect on what they want to accomplish in 2022. Read on

Reflecting on and recognizing accomplishments

Take a look at how Along can help you and your community honor teachers' journeys over the past year. Read on

6 ways to end the school semester on a high…

Check out these 6 activities that will help you and your students survive — and thrive — as the year comes to a close. Read on

7 ways to celebrate the season in the classroom

Here are 7 activities that will encourage your class to think deeply about their favorite winter traditions. Read on

Get to know Along: developing relationships through our content

Take a look at how Along's reflection questions, classroom activities, and educator practice resources can help develop teacher-student relationships. Read on

The power of connections before content in the classroom

Educators explored the foundation for student academic development and growth at a recent Aurora Institute Symposium panel. Read on

Beyond the turkey: reflecting on gratitude and tradition

We provide ways to think about and connect over what Thanksgiving is really all about. Read on

The secret sauce behind Along: creating content with our 7…

Learn how we create and review content based on evidence-based, inclusive design with the partnership of expert organizations. Read on

6 ways to motivate students and get past the fall…

Learn these key ways to support students when motivation ebbs and flows. Read on

The research behind the Along digital reflection tool

Explore the frameworks, research, and partnerships we relied on when we developed Along. Read on

Celebrating World Kindness Day in the classroom

We share why kindness matters and how to cultivate this quality in the classroom. Read on

How digital tools can help strengthen connections

Read about how digital tools can help teachers and students thrive in tandem with in-person learning. Read on

How to make the most of the communication loop

We share key tips for making the most of the communication loop between teacher and student. Read on

7 ways to celebrate STEM/STEAM Day and science education

Take a look at these 7 ways to connect with students through science, technology, engineering, art, and mathematics. Read on

Getting the conversation going with students

We share ways to get to know your students no matter how they like to communicate. Read on

How to close the teacher-student relationship gap: new report

Learn how students feel about their relationships with their teachers in this new report from Gradient Learning. Read on

What do students want? Connections!

Discover what students have to say about the difference a one-on-one connection can make. Read on

Integrating mindfulness in and out of the classroom

Learn how to create space for mindfulness to allow students to tune into their thoughts, feelings, and emotions.  Read on

Building meaningful relationships this school year

Learn about how to create solid relationships in the classroom from two Along webinars. Read on

4 tips for recording your first Along video

Check out these four tips for educators who are using Along videos for the first time. Read on

Engaging with students on Indigenous Peoples’ Day

We share ideas for connecting with students about how we understand and identify with the past and the present. Read on

How teachers can create a safe space for student voices

Learn how educators can create an environment that gives students a voice through relationships and routine. Read on

Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month

Here are ways educators can encourage students to learn about Hispanic cultures and create a space for reflection. Read on