State testing is done (or will be), the weather is getting nicer, and the school year is coming to an end. It’s hard for students to stay focused and sometimes even harder for educators.

We cram in field trips and awards ceremonies after testing, and that can give the impression that “teaching is done.” Having been a principal for 10 years, I understand this time of year can be hectic, exhausting, and stressful for teachers and school leaders. Here are some ideas that can create a high level of energy to enhance learning and finish the school year strong.

11 ways to


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  • About the Author:

    Matthew Joseph, Ed.D., is a director of digital learning, informational technology, and innovation in Massachusetts. He has written multiple articles for eSchool News and is the author of The Power of Us: Creating Collaborative School Communities. Follow him on Twitter @MatthewXJoseph.