Librarian Resource Guide

Librarians are often found in schools but the scope of their work is not limited to keeping materials organized and pulling books for students. When was the very first Democratic caucus in Iowa? How do I set up a VPN on my laptop? Is wheat bran the same as wheat germ? These are examples of questions you might take to a librarian at your local library. People with pressing queries often turn to librarians for help, especially if they are looking for answers from a trusted or authoritative source. But where can librarians go if they have questions of their own? […]

Doctoral Program Resources for Minority Students

The goal of diversity in doctoral education has eluded the US for many decades. Nationally, diversity policies have fostered gradual efforts by professional groups, philanthropists, and educational institutions to include greater numbers of women and minority group students.

Five Ways Teachers Can Establish Positive Relationships with Parents

It is back to school season and in the midst of lesson planning, juggling assignments and trying to learn everyone’s name, it is easy for teachers to forget that parents and families can be of tremendous support. Here is how to establish a positive relationship with parents.

How to Talk to Your Students about Harassment

Students and families across the nation are facing the life-altering impact of sexual harassment and assault in schools. It’s a disturbing trend occurring in our nation, in our children’s schools, and on our college campuses.

Active Body Means Active Mind: Fitness Tips for Teachers

Teacher’s job can be rewarding and interesting, but it is also full of stress, anxiety and long hours. You may have plenty of opportunities to exercise your brain, but being on the spot at eight o'clock and lots of reasons to stay in school late or do some extra work leave little time to take care of your physical fitness.

6 Self-Esteem Building Activities for Middle School Students

No one finds it surprising to know that middle school is the period in which preteens and teens experience their most formative years. What they learn, how they behave, and how they interact with others during middle school can carry on into adulthood—whether positive or negative.