A Peartember to Remember

With September 30 just around the corner, it’s almost time to bid “pearwell” to our favorite month of the year. As the chapter closes on an incredible Peartember, let’s reflect on some of the moments that made it monumental.

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Emily Ciccariello
Pear Profiles: Alyssa Davdison

Alyssa Davidson had the way she thought about learning turned upside down when she was a junior in high school, and ever since, Davidson has loved learning and teaching. She serves both her students as an Earth Science and Intervention teacher and users as a Pear Deck Certified Coach—and blogs! Alyssa shares her passion for education and amplifying students’ voices in this #PearProfile.

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Pear ProfilesRisa Fadenrecht
Hot Off The Press: The Newsela Daily Deck

Newsela and Pear Deck are teaming up to create Daily Decks designed to spark student engagement! These free, ready-to-teach Decks will help you explore news topics with your class while working on literacy, critical thinking skills, and building classroom community! Read on to find out how to get the latest edition.

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Kate Beihl
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