Back to School: Start Your Year on a High Note!

If there’s one thing Pear Deck is passionate about, it’s helping teachers create a harmonious classroom where every student’s voice rings loud and clear. This back-to-school article includes a few ways you can use Pear Deck to ensure this school year is your pièce de résistance!

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Risa Fadenrecht
Pear Profiles: Ryan Jolivette

Ryan Jolivette became a teacher because he believed that he could do more than just teach content: he could make a positive impact on the lives of his students. Two years into his teaching career, Ryan is passionate to make his mission of changing students’ lives for the better a lifelong commitment. Ryan shares how and why in this #PearProfile.


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Mapping Your Year: Tips to Make the Most of Your Journey

A school year is a lot like a road trip: you have a destination to reach and a big journey ahead! As you get ready to head back into the classroom, take some time to map out the year using these 4 steps. You’ll find that having those touch-points and milestones mapped out ahead of time takes stress off of your plate when you’re busy with your day-to-day.

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Michal Eynon-Lynch
Learning is a Process, and so is Teaching

Teaching frameworks find a balance, offering guidance and standards. They define what great teaching looks like, providing a common language to assist administrators and educators in having professional conversations to improve their craft. Read on to learn why these frameworks are effective.

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Michal Eynon-Lynch
Listen Up: Peary's Favorite Edu Podcasts

What if you could blend an hour-long professional development session into your commute, gym time, or dog-walking? Good news: with education podcasts, you can! As summer winds down, check out these three inspiring podcasts we chose for their fresh perspectives on teaching.

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Claire Myers
A Look Back at ISTE 2019

It’s hard to believe, but this year’s ISTE has already come and gone! The Pear Deck team came back from Philadelphia feeling energized and inspired by all the incredible educators we met. If you couldn’t make it to ISTE this year, don’t worry! We’ll recap all the highlights for you.

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Kate Moore
Teachers, What Have You Learned This Year?

Sometimes the value of reflection is strictly personal and not for public consumption. But sometimes sharing our reflections and revelations can benefit those around us who are facing similar challenges or who have similar goals. So as this school year winds down, I asked our Pear Deck Coaches to reflect on and share some of the lessons they’ve learned this year!

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Risa Fadenrecht
Let's Measure What Matters

Everywhere I go people in the education world are talking about one thing: efficacy. With a sea of apps, activities, games, and platforms available to educators, how do we know what works? How can we be sure that we’re investing time in activities that improve student outcomes?

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Michal Eynon-Lynch
Ramp Down the Stress, Dial up the Wonder

Testing week can be full of challenges — for teachers and students! If we can invite emotions into the classroom, inspire positive thinking, and balance out test days by making space for a little wonder, we help students to thrive. Read on for tips to stay focused on what matters during test week.

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Kate Beihl
Your How-to-Handbook for 2019

We’re delighted to announce the release our very first ebook, Getting Started with Pear Deck! Written by Pear Deck Certified Coaches Mike Mohammad and Mary Alys Foutz, it’ll walk you methodically through the Pear Deck process of engaging every student every day.

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Risa Fadenrecht
Talking About the Environment

As we prepare our students for the life ahead of them, we want them to understand what it means to take responsibility for themselves and for the choices they make. We want them to understand the impact of the choices they make on the world around them, and our new set of templates will help do just that.

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Michal Eynon-Lynch