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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

10 tips for teachers to promote SEL in the classroom

Learn how teachers can more easily promote social and emotional learning inside their classrooms. Read on

10 ways to end your summer strong

Here’s a list of 10 must-try ways to end your summer on a high note. Read on

5 ways to get students excited for Along

We have five tried-and-true tips for getting your whole class excited to use Along. Read on

How researchers, students, and teachers shaped Along

Several partners joined us for a webinar on July 20 to discuss the research in the development of Along. Read on

How Along partners with Understood for greater accessibility and usability

Understood was honored to be one of the partners that helped design and review content for Along. Read on

Educators on checking-in with students

In the past year, educators took on more responsibilities as the world transitioned to life in a pandemic and as students’ learning shifted from the classroom to the living room. Read on

What educators are saying about Along

In recent years, research has confirmed what any educator will tell you: When teachers know their students, they learn better. Read on

Teacher tools at-the-ready

The role of the educator is expanding. Not only are teachers subject-matter experts in their field, but they also support students’ mental and physical health, identity, and social and emotional well-being. Read on