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Top 10 Resources to Help You Start the School Year

We know going back to school brings up a mix of emotions. Are you excited? Anxious? Both? You might be returning to a position you love. Maybe you are a fresh new teacher starting your first year. Or, perhaps the most intimating—switching grade levels. We know how you feel!

No matter where you might find yourself this fall, here are 10 resources from our library of articles to help:

  1. The 5 Stages of Going Back to School 
  2. 5 Questions to Ask Yourself Before this School Year Starts
  3. 4 Important Things Every Art Teacher Needs This Fall
  4. 3 Essential Downloads For the First Day of School
  5. 7 Ways to Ace Back To School Night
  6. How to Craft the Perfect Back-to-School Letter
  7. How to Use Radical Candor with Your Students
  8. 8 Things You Need in Your Art Room to Make Your Life Easier
  9. Simple Strategies to Finally Get Your To-Do List DONE
  10. 10 Ways to Better Balance Work and Life

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Magazine articles and podcasts are opinions of professional education contributors from across the nation and do not necessarily represent the position of the Art of Education University or any of its academic offerings.

Megan Dehner


Megan Dehner is the Senior Editor of the Magazine and a FLEX Curriculum Content Lead at AOEU. With experience at all learning levels, she is passionate about the practice of creativity regardless of any talent or barrier.