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Apperson Offers New Free E-Book of Back-to-School Tips for Teachers

Apperson, a K–12 and higher education assessment company, has created a new, free e-book of more than 50 back-to-school tips and resources for teachers.

The Apperson Back-to-School E-Book combines teacher-provided strategies, tips and activities and condenses them into an organized, easy-to-read PDF file that teachers can download, print and share.

Highlights include:

  • Back-to-school must-haves for the classroom;
  • Tips on how to build strong relationships with students and parents from day one;
  • Seven ideas to make test preparation fun;
  • 10 books to help students understand their feelings;
  • Classroom activities that teach social-emotional skills and promote positive attitudes;
  • and
  • Free resources and tips on nutrition, organizational strategies, apps and more.

The Back-to-School E-Book is part of Apperson’s ongoing effort to support educators, administrators and external organizations as they implement academic and social-emotional assessment solutions that inform instruction and help schools meet the required benchmarks of the recently passed ESSA legislation, the company said in a news release.

“One of our goals at Apperson is to support teachers in their work to teach the whole child,” said Bill Apperson, chairman of the board, in a prepared statement. “Teachers have one of the toughest jobs in the world. This e-book is full of great resources that we hope will make their lives a little easier and get the school year off to a healthy, happy start for students.”

To download the e-book, visit Apperson’s website.

According to the news release, Apperson leverages and builds upon its academic testing experience by offering an online assessment and intervention tool called Evo Social & Emotional (Evo SEL) to help educators measure students’ SEL skills and provide strategies for instruction and intervention. Evo SEL features the Devereux Student Strengths Assessment, a strengths-based assessment system designed to screen students for social and emotional competencies.

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