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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

6 ways to honor Earth Day

Explore how Earth Day can be an opportunity to renew our thinking and to see things differently. Read on

Along brings gratitude to parent at Thompson Intermediate School

We explore why a parent is thankful that Along is being used in her son’s classroom to build meaningful connections with his teachers. Read on

How teachers shaped Along’s content: Teach Plus partner spotlight

Along talks with our partner Teach Plus about how teacher voices were incorporated into our content. Read on

Fun March celebrations to make relationships bloom

Explore ideas for incorporating this month's quirky holidays into classroom activities that help your students bond with one another. Read on

The importance and impact of making connections with students

Learn about the long-term power of teacher-student relationships. Read on

6 ways to recharge over Spring Break

Explore ways to refresh and make the most of your break. Read on

Finding inspiration during Women’s History Month

Think about how the celebration of women’s history can lead to individual growth for students. Read on

Non-verbal students find new ways to communicate with Along

We explore how non-verbal students at Thompson Intermediate School are prospering through the use of Along. Read on

Spring is in the air: 4 ways to re-energize students

From getting a pulse check to providing energizing classroom activities, we’ve got what you need to boost motivation in the spring semester. Read on

Celebrating Black history beyond February

Check out ideas for how Along can help teachers and students keep connecting over the topic of Black history. Read on

Prioritizing teacher-student relationships all year long

Learn how relationship building practices align with learning science and how using Along can build and enhance relationship development. Read on

Cultivating belonging: Black Teacher Collaborative partner spotlight

Read this Q&A with our partner, Black Teacher Collaborative, to learn about how belongingness is a critical aspect of relationship building for students of color. Read on

4 ways Along builds a culture of student connections

Here are four ways that Along also strengthens the relationships that students have with one another. Read on

Creating intentional spaces for SEL in 2022

Learn more about how to incorporate SEL practices and cultivate students’ sense of belonging. Read on

5 ways to celebrate and elevate Black History Month

We’ve put together some ideas on using February as a jumping off point for celebrating Black history. Read on