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The resources to thrive—and the laughs to survive—as an educator.
Make your health a top priority now.
Accomplish a goal within the first month of your summer break.
Bring in quick cash with one of these fun gigs.
Savor every minute with the change of pace starting NOW.
Keep the cash coming in over the summer break.
Yes, you can have a successful lifelong teaching career.
Help your ELL students retain what they learned this year.
Set yourself up for great summer starting right now.
The most important opinions on your performance comes from your students.
Ignite your students’ creativity these last days of school.
Start grasping the summer you deserve now!
Avoid these common mistakes and finish out the year strong.
Brace yourself for the end-of-year games coming your way!
Prepare them for the year-end spelling bee!
It’s the last thing, but sometimes the necessary thing to do.
Don’t let them hit the “snooze button” during your golden moment of opportunity.
It’s that time of year when pressure can come at you from all directions.
This is how you keep your students from consuming pencil fragments during testing time.
See how one teacher built a stronger school community, one photo at a time.
You are likely your own harshest critic.
There’s still time to efficiently finish out the school year.
Use these behaviors and put yourself on a “different” career path.
These are the things we gladly keep from our students.
Celebrate April Fools’ Day throughout the month with these fun ideas.
You body language as a teacher can impact your students' learning, and their body language is a window into their mood.
This will help see you through to summer vacation.
Here’s how you land that job when opportunity calls.
Catch on to your students’ own trendy language.
Use these reading strategies for both your challenged and successful readers.
Get ready for a real break during the school recess.
There are so many reasons to be glad that you’re a teacher.
Teaching can be tiring in the most challenging and rewarding ways.
Many teaching techniques of the past belong right there.
There's plenty of ways to feed today's frustrations.
These quick activities are going to give your students the energy boost they need.
Here's how you handle the myths about what people think you do as a teacher.
These Valentine's Day ideas for teachers are sure to make your classroom a fun-filled place on February 14.
Use these five tips to increase and sustain your teacher energy.
Consider yourself a funny teacher? See how many of your best teacher jokes fall into these categories.
When used properly, videos in the classroom can be a useful resource for teachers. Check out these tips for how to best utilize this visual medium.
Use these 12 perspectives about English Language Learner students.
Advice from alumni is sometimes the perfect tool for increasing student engagement. Discover how an alumni speaker series can help your students.
Discovering our own weaknesses as a teacher is tough. How can colleagues and students show us what we can't see for ourselves?
These five classroom activities will help you and your students truly honor the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and the civil rights movement.
There is no set curriculum for how to teach happiness, but with no shortage of student stress—the need is undeniable.
Stop letting your projects squeeze out personal priorities.
Taking online classes in a teaching program is one thing. Doing it while working full-time adds another layer. Read these accounts of making it work.
If you set only one or two New Year goals, you'll see more of a return. Use these tips to get started.
One of these actions will help you start the year strong.
Living with a teacher can be overwhelming. Once you accept these truths, you'll be better equipped to share your space with the educator in your life.
Using humor in the classroom can make learning fun for both teachers and students! Here's how one teacher raps lessons to keep her class excited.
Education in Finland focuses on bringing joy to the classroom, so why not incorporate some of those strategies into your own class?
Stress management for teachers takes many forms. To help you combat holiday season stress, here are five simple tricks that can be done at school.
Holiday breaks are one of the best perks of being a teacher. But enjoying a relaxing break requires planning and productivity before your break begins.
The holidays and cold weather are here. These winter-themed STEM activities can help keep your students motivated.
Learning to say no is an important skill some of us need to develop. Here's some teacher advice on the most effective ways to say no.
As a special education teacher in middle school, your job is to help your students through this pivotal time by empowering them to be their best selves.
Using one of your teacher sick days can be tough. This guide will help you get through the day if you have to be at school and make the most of a sick day.
These three teachers, who went above and beyond for their students, prove why everyone should be thankful for teachers!
What's the best way to avoid tension during crucial conversations? Check out these techniques from a book with the same name.
Check out these five helpful tips so you can master email etiquette for teachers.
Take control of the classroom as a substitute with these three strategies.
Use one of these activities to give kids value for our veterans and military personnel.
Kids vaping is a dangerous health issue with long-term impact. Here's how parents and teachers can deal with the e-cigarette epidemic.
Establish strong ground rules for debates in your classroom.
Keep your classroom clean, and your students healthy, by killing germs where they accumulate.
Creepy stories about haunted schools across the United States.
Celebrate the spooky season with these simple Halloween lesson plans that incorporate pumpkins and witches into math and writing activities.
Use these fast and easy Halloween costume ideas.
Mental health awareness is an important conversation few schools have with their students. Introducing the right resources can make a huge difference.
Here are five ways to reframe negative thoughts as a teacher in order to stay happy and healthy.
The best advice for teachers regarding gossip is to avoid it. But if you can't, here are some tips!
Use these five time management tips for kindergarten teachers to get a better handle on your classroom (and your life outside the school).
Find out what one teacher learned when she investigated the use of restorative justice in schools.
When looking for new classroom management ideas, try asking your students. Here are eight ideas one teacher heard from her students.
Teacher fitness can be achieved by infusing a little exercise and other healthy habits into your school day.
What happened when dogs began visiting this teacher's classroom window? Read about the power of dogs to build relationships in school.
A problem student can make you feel irritated, crazy, or even guilty. Here are some strategies to help you cope and stay sane.
Check out these three tips for regaining classroom control when students are getting out of hand.
If you're going to have a paraeducator in your classroom, you need to learn how to work together. Communicating clearly is an important aspect.
Teachers can help struggling students by paying attention to signs of frustration and intervening quickly with extra help.
Use these tips to help your students learn the value of group work.
Student anxiety is one issue every teacher will face. Here's how to understand the signs and help students cope.
These five tips will help you streamline the creation of IEP goals in your classroom.
Feeling anxious about school? Here are some strategies to help you manage teacher anxiety.
If you're looking for stellar material to supplement your curriculum, check out these 10 free resources for teachers.
An increase in phenomena-based activities means learning how to properly manage science lab equipment usage. Here are three tips for building a strategy.
Throw out these old classroom time management culprits.
A teacher's job is to create a learning environment where all students feel safe. Here's how you can make LGBTQ students feel welcome in your classroom.
You can become a teacher with a bachelor's degree even if you didn't study education. These three teachers are proof.
When teachers believe they can make a positive difference, student performance improves. Here's how academic optimism can help your students.
Follow this four-step strategy to encourage participation from students in your classroom.
One teacher asked her departing seniors for some advice for high school freshmen. Here are the great insights they offered up!
Establish a healthy, respectful teacher-student relationship using this teacher's example.
Teachers who respect and appreciate their students get respect and appreciation in return. Here's what you need to know about respect in the classroom.
There's no bigger classroom distraction than a student using a phone. Teachers need practical strategies for dealing with cell phones in school.
These four education TED Talks are a great source of motivation and inspiration for any teacher.
It's your first day as a teacher. Just take a deep breath and read these tips from someone who has been there before.
Here are some common classroom management mistakes teachers make at the beginning of the school year that can lead to trouble down the road.
If you're a new teacher, these tips will help you master the first week of school.
Building the parent-teacher relationship has never been easier thanks to these tools that are designed for proactive, positive communication.
Journal writing can be a fun way to get students to connect to lessons. Here's how one teacher has used this activity to inspire her class.
Becoming pen pals with international students is a great way for your class to learn to appreciate other cultures.
Take it from these teachers; here's what you do as a new teacher.
Use this back-to-school checklist to prepare yourself for the upcoming school year.
Which of the different school types fit your teaching style?
If you're a first-year special education teacher, here are six tips to ensure that you start the year off right.
Education trends will always impact a teacher's classroom. Here's how the trend of flipped learning has transformed one teacher's classroom.
Check out these three techniques for incorporating more formative assessments into your curriculum.
Learning how to organize your classroom can help you earn back precious time, energy, and job satisfaction.
One teacher's curiosity was piqued by Kagan cooperative learning. She set out to learn more about its benefits and challenges, and here's what she found.
There are no time machines, so take it from a veteran who's seen it all.
When it comes to practice vs. planning, which is the more effective way for students to learn? And how does pottery relate? Read on to find out.
Modern technology presents a plethora of digital tools for the classroom, and teachers must figure out how to use them.
The summer is full of reflection and planning for the year to come. Great curriculum organizers can make this process easier. Here are four to check out.
There are plenty of summer jobs for teachers if you know where to find them. Here are a few tips to get you started.
A teacher shares what she has learned about education around the world after working with educators from across the globe.
Have your students channel Benjamin Franklin with these five engaging Fourth of July activities.
Summer travel for teachers isn't always cheap. But you deserve to explore, so check out these tips for scoring discounts as you vacation.
The KonMari method, created by Marie Kondo, is a great way to help even the most unorganized teacher maintain a clutter-free classroom.
For those who can swing it, teacher job sharing can reduce a teacher's work hours, leading to less stress and a better work-life balance.
If you're curious about summer school teaching jobs, check out this handy guide to the experience.
There are plenty of reasons to love teaching. Now is the perfect time to reflect on what makes the profession great.
Which career-boosting summer activities are worth your time? Some veteran teachers share their best experiences.
Summer outings don't have to be expensive; there are lots of fun summer activities that are cheap or free. Here are some options that cost less than $10.
The end of the year is the perfect time for a teacher self-evaluation. Here are some questions to ask yourself as you evaluate own teaching career.
All teachers sometimes feel frustrated by the stresses of the classroom. Here are three student success stories to reaffirm your love of teaching.
With the help of Stephen Marche's "The Unmade Bed," this teacher learned why it's important to combat stereotypes and gender roles in education.
Teaching multiple grade levels is a challenge that will keep you on your toes—and make you a better teacher.
Here, three first-year teachers reflect back on their first year in the classroom.
It can be hard to know the best way to stay in touch with students once they've moved beyond our classrooms. Here are five tips to help you stay connected.
There's no better time to start an online master's program than the summer. Here's why you should get a jump start on your education this summer.
You lost your old job and will be teaching at a new school in the fall. How can you leave gracefully while setting yourself up with a great new job?
Supporting and guiding students can ensure that they choose the path that's right for them. Here's how one teacher succeeded.
If you plan on becoming a teacher, you've picked the right time. Technology innovations make for next-level classroom experiences.
Whether you're simply attending or participating as a presenter, education conferences encourage professional growth among teachers.
This is a tough time of the year for high school seniors. College application stress can take over, and here's what you can do to help.
What are the pros and cons of students taking the SAT in 7th grade? Here's what you should know, plus how to support those who decide to take the exam.
When interviewing for a job as a teacher, highlighting your past teaching experience, even if there's not much, is key. Here are some tips from a teacher.
It can be stressful dealing with difficult parents as a teacher. But there are plenty of methods you can use to ease the tension and find a solution.
Knowing how to become a teacher includes knowing how to be a good student teacher. Use these tips to have a great student teaching experience.
Increasing teacher diversity takes innovation and creativity, and keeping those teachers requires building and promoting a larger vision.
Use these five tips to make sure you come back rested and ready to educate your class after spring break.
If you want school districts to notice you, your new teacher resume should be uniquely formatted and free of errors.
Teachers can create a digital teaching portfolio using different platforms to showcase their work, experience, approach, and skills.
Are you preparing your students for state standardized testing as best as possible? Here are four tips to help them succeed.
Differentiated learning is the key to helping struggling students reach the finish line. Here's what you need to know to put it to work.
A few college courses, online or on-site, may be all that separate a paraprofessional educator from becoming a teacher.
In order to encourage more girls in STEM fields, consider trying these three strategies in your classroom.
What are the biggest antagonists to proper time management for teachers, and how can you combat these time sucks?
A class video project can be an empowering experience for students that enhances learning in the classroom.
Next time you have a disagreement with your school principal, use these helpful tips to move past the situation.
A happy teacher makes for happy students. Here are five tips from a pro on how to keep your spirits raised during a stressful school year.
In the world of education trends, supporting girls in STEM is leading the pack. So what can you do to support your students?
Black History Month is the perfect time to acknowledge scientists of color who have been underrepresented in science classrooms in the past.
These Valentine's Day ideas for teachers are sure to make your classroom a fun-filled place on February 14.
Parapros represent an important pool of potential teaching talent.
If you have an unending wealth of patience and a love of helping people learn, becoming a teacher might be the best career move you could make.
Energize your students with these 100th Day of School activities.
Teachers should know how to teach handwriting, which is still an important part of students' education.
Takes these 7 consistency actions now to reach your goals.
What happens when you combine exercise and the brain? Learn about the science that shows how fitness can improve students' ability to learn.
If you evaluated your teaching methods over the holidays and realized you're not where you need to be, you're not alone. Here's how to correct course.
If you're looking to make the move toward an environmentally friendly classroom, start with these five simple tips.
When you're having trouble controlling your classroom, reining your students back in should be a top priority. Here's how one teacher hit the reset button.
It can be especially difficult for teachers to stay on track with their health goals. Here are some tips to make things easier.
Find out how implementing stretch goals can help your school become more productive and innovative.
Share the spirit of the season with your students through these videos.
It's almost time to shower teachers with tokens of appreciation. Here are a few ideas for awesome teacher gifts, like gift cards or thank-you notes.
To ensure you don't fall prey to negative teachers' poor attitudes, follow these tips for staying positive.
Here's how these teachers break their student's late homework habits.
These tips for substitute teachers help maximize those times when students are quietly engaged in work and don't need direct instruction.
Determine what your ELL students need based on their current ability.
Losing your patience as a teacher shouldn't make you feel guilty999. Here are some tips to help you cope and respond appropriately.
To get students engaged in reading, try these five classic books and plays that offer timeless lessons on life, love, and phonies.
Rise to popularity just for knowing how to make math fun and easy with these strategies.
Use these mindfulness activities and bring your students into a state of calm and focus for the day.
Utilize your parent teacher organization troupes these four ways and make life easier for you as you head into the holiday breaks.
Start networking with teachers and other educators now before you plan your next job move.
Revitalize boring writing assignments with a curriculum based on The Walking Dead TV series.
If you have a story to tell, consider sharing it on your own teacher's blog.
If you feel hopeless because of failure, hold on; you're actually in the moment you can choose success.
One of the best classroom management techniques that new teachers can use is asking for help from other educators.
You can celebrate diversity, and engage students in the study of different cultures, with these interactive activities.
To stop bullying, teachers need to empower students to govern themselves and foster a sense of community in the classroom. Here are three tips.
Don't miss out on these great ed tech offerings!
When a master's in education is part of a professional development plan for teachers, they find that many new doors open for them in the field.
These WGU teachers college graduates use time management techniques to succeed at work despite their chronic illnesses.
These books are great tools for teaching safety lessons in the classroom.
Teachers can help enforce the student dress code, and other classroom rules, in a way that's fair and equitable.
Educational videos can increase student motivation in the classroom
Check out five teacher tools and classroom management tips to ensure increased productivity.
Links to a collection of news stories, activities, tools, and charities to help schools impacted by Harvey.
Here are three tips on how you can effectively use parent volunteers to have more support in and out of the classroom.
Women scientists have been hidden, forgotten, or ignored for too long. Here are seven amazing women to introduce your students to during lessons.
When it comes to lesson planning and grade-keeping, is it better to do it by hand or track it online? Read on to find out more.
These three tips can help you create a positive classroom culture for your students.
The first day of kindergarten is an infamously emotional time for parents! Here's a letter from one kindergarten teacher to parents about the first day.
By tracking the sun, students will learn about the seasons and understand patterns, cause, and effect. Learn how to implement this activity in your class.
Are you wondering how to create a curriculum that builds on the standard lesson while giving it your own personal flair? Check out these four tips.
Research shows that successful charter schools focus on high expectations and high support. Should traditional schools look to do the same?
Teachers can gain useful productivity insights from Charles Duhigg's book, Smarter Faster Better.
Learning management systems (LMS) can help teachers, students, and parents stay organized and on the same page. Here are the pros and cons you should know.
Classroom gamification is a hot trend and a fun way to encourage participation — as long as it's done right.
Here are a few career paths teachers can discuss with students who may want to pursue non-academic goals after high school graduation.
If you teach at a school that's open all year, here are three summer crafts for kids to keep your students smiling.
What I Look For In a Teacher Candidate: Tips for Success
Here is a high school summer reading list that is "teenager-approved" and can help combat summer brain drain.
A former principal offers advice for new teacher graduates as they start looking for jobs.
The question of fidget spinners in class boils down to whether they actually help students. Here's what teachers and research say about this trendy device.
It's not easy trying to keep up with the latest trends in education. Here are a few ways you can stay up-to-date with ed tech trends this summer.
If you're curious about a National Board Certification, check out this guide to the process.
Finding the best fit when looking for your first teaching job can be difficult. Here are five tips from a teacher who's been there.
It can be hard to concentrate as the year winds down. Here are tips to keep your students engaged at the end of the school year.
To help her students embrace the meaning of Memorial Day, one teacher sought an activity that blended community and history.
Celebrate your students by awarding them meaningful and entertaining classroom superlatives at an end-of-year ceremony.
Studying for finals doesn't have to be stressful. Use some of these teacher-approved online tools to get your class ready for their tests.
Take your teaching outside with these great tips for managing your students in a new, more distracting, location.
A first-generation graduate may have to overcome enormous adversity to succeed. Here's William's story.
These seven heartwarming videos of teacher surprises will surely brighten your day.
Use these fun activities to celebrate National Pet Week in your classroom.
As summer approaches, it can be a challenge to keep students engaged.
You can help your students with SAT and ACT test prep by pointing them to good, free resources and building their test-taking confidence.
Here are five tips to help you find teaching resources on a budget.
Be ready to handle any prom season situation, whether it occurs in or out of your classroom, by following these tips.
Chad Boender's inspiration to be a teacher stems from his love of, and passion for, teaching today's youth to be lifelong learners.
These free, printable punch pass cards make it easy for teachers to track hall pass usage, homework, attendance, or anything else they choose!
Use these activities to have the ultimate Arbor Day celebration and teach your class the importance of trees to our world.
How well do your students communicate in class? Try using the Think-Pair-Share strategy to engage students in effective discussions.
Balancing sports and academics can be a challenge for high school students.
Making the transition from elementary to middle school classes can be a challenge. Here are some tips on how to help your students adjust.
Here are three tips to guide you on how to build a better relationship with your school's principal.
Teaching after recess or lunch is tough. Here are some tips from a teacher on how to use meditation to make it easier.
It's imperative to maintain a substitute teacher preparation guide for days you miss school. Here's how to compile one.
Here are some top ed tech trends for 2017 and what they can mean for your classroom.
Here are a few homeroom ideas to help you plan a better advisory period that supports students and builds camaraderie.
Even if your school doesn't have a solid school social media policy, here are three guidelines to follow to maintain your privacy outside the classroom.
Here's how almost getting a speeding ticket changed one teacher's view on teacher attire.
Teaching diversity is essential in today's world. Here are four activities to help you celebrate diversity during Black History Month.
Use these five Presidents' Day projects to introduce your class to the men who once held our nation's highest office.
If you're wondering how to become a special education teacher, here's what one successful educator had to say about having the right passion and attitude.
Teaching at a private school has advantages and disadvantages. Here's what one teacher had to say after making the switch.
Having a veteran teacher as your mentor is invaluable. Here's what one teacher learned, plus some tips on forming and benefiting from this relationship.
Encouraging students to read becomes much easier when you have the right books. Here's some advice from one successful high school teacher.
Changing careers as a teacher can mean going from high school to middle school, and the transition can be difficult. Here's what one teacher learned.
How can you prepare yourself and your students for the return back to school after vacation? Follow these tips for a stress-free return to the classroom.
Celebrating student birthdays is supposed to be fun. And with clear guidelines as to how, when, and what, everyone will feel equally loved.
Plagiarism and cheating in the classroom have always been difficult for teachers, but these incidents are also the perfect teachable moments.
Engaging students during the long, dark winter months can be particularly challenging for teachers. Here are two concrete strategies to keep them awake.
It's easy to connect with some students, but parents can be a different story. Here's how to foster positive parent-teacher communication during the year.
Working diligently with gifted and talented students in the regular classroom can be challenging, but it's well worth the results.
Eleven years ago, a local reporter asked me if I needed funding for extracurricular activities at my school. Here's what happened one phone call later.
Some facts to inform the debate.
Students from underserved communities explore robotics and programming.
Here are some ways to use technology in classrooms to make learning fun for your students‰ÛÓand engaging for you as an educator.
A standardized curriculum doesn't have to be a roadblock to putting together creative lesson plans. Here's how to use it as a road map instead.
Office hours have allowed me to build meaningful relationships with my students, and it has helped me in ways unexpected.
I learned very early the phrases to avoid with students, and I understood even at a young age that teacher comments could be devastating or empowering.
Public speaking causes anxiety in the classroom. Here are some presentation tips for students which can ease them into this important skill.
Thank goodness these teaching strategies are a thing of the past.