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Here's the advantages and disadvantages to allowing tunes in class.

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These simple tricks can turn around the story in your head.

Professional development

This might be the time to make your dreams come true.

Professional development

How do you prepare yourself for a role as a substitute teacher? Follow these six tips from a pro!

Classroom innovation

Encouraging students to participate can be tough if they're shy or introverted. These tips can help you get them to speak up and feel comfortable.

Classroom innovation

These three free online tools can help you create fun, collaborative quizzes for students.

Classroom innovation

This is your defense for sneezes and sniffling noses!

Teaching moments

These simple strategies can prevent the next class coup.

Teaching moments

Many teachers deal with teaching anxiety in the classroom. But there are ways to reduce it.

Classroom innovation

Diversity in the classroom teaches children to appreciate different perspectives which is a skill they will use the rest of their lives.

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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.

Classroom innovation

Coming back to high school should be fun and interesting. Find out why you need to get your class engaged on the very first day.

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Here are four critical points that may help alleviate students’ anxieties with math.

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Maintain the right balance between friendliness and authority in the classroom.

Professional development

Just remember these things when you become overwhelmed!

Professional development

Not every student teacher becomes a new hire as soon as they finish their program. Following these tips can make you the easy choice.

Professional development

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.

Classroom innovation

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.

Professional development

Increasing teacher diversity takes innovation and creativity, and keeping those teachers requires building and promoting a larger vision.

Professional development

Land your teaching job with this former principal's advice.

Teaching moments

This will remind you about the small things that make teaching so much fun.

Beyond the classroom

Accomplish a goal within the first month of your summer break.

Beyond the classroom

Which career-boosting summer activities are worth your time? Some veteran teachers share their best experiences.

Professional development

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.

Teaching moments

You can celebrate diversity, and engage students in the study of different cultures, with these interactive activities.

Beyond the classroom

Schools today are much different than they were in 1918. But we can still learn from the 1918 flu pandemic about how to adapt to the coronavirus.

Professional development

How can teachers balance work and taking classes at the same time—and succeed at both?

Beyond the classroom

There are plenty of summer jobs for teachers if you know where to find them. Here are a few tips to get you started.

Professional development

The most important opinions on your performance comes from your students.

Beyond the classroom

We all need all the support we can get, so we’ve set up this page as a central resource for tips, tools, and assistance for teaching remotely!

Teaching moments

Student retention might do more harm than good in making kids proficient readers. And there are alternative methods that can go a lot further.

Teaching moments

Brace yourself for the end-of-year games coming your way! 

Professional development

Failing a class at the end of the year can be avoided if the teacher has a plan.

Professional development

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.

Classroom innovation

This is how you keep your students from consuming pencil fragments during testing time. 

Teaching moments

Use these behaviors and put yourself on a “different” career path.

Beyond the classroom

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.

Professional development

Here’s how you land that job when opportunity calls.

Beyond the classroom

If you've been feeling burned out lately, these four strategies for boosting teacher motivation will help you keep going.

Beyond the classroom

Distance learning is more successful with collaboration. Here's now teachers can support parents who are homeschooling kids for the first time.

Beyond the classroom

WGU recently teamed up with leading lifestyle brand, POPSUGAR, to create a series of fun, inspirational profiles on the university’s amazing grads.

Classroom innovation

Check out five teacher tools and classroom management tips to ensure increased productivity.

Beyond the classroom

Use these five tips to make sure you come back rested and ready to educate your class after spring break.

Classroom innovation

From the classroom to your resume to your finances, spring cleaning all aspects of your professional life is simple with these tips.

Beyond the classroom

Get ready for a real break during the school recess.

Beyond the classroom

Here's how you can cope with—and thrive in—a toxic school environment.

Classroom innovation

These Valentine's Day ideas for teachers are sure to make your classroom a fun-filled place on February 14.

Teaching moments

Consider yourself a funny teacher? See how many of your best teacher jokes fall into these categories.

Professional development

Mental health awareness is an important conversation few schools have with their students. Introducing the right resources can make a huge difference.

Teaching moments

As a teacher, you hope to avoid being confronted with extreme student behaviors. Your best bet is to develop a plan and stop behaviors before they begin.

Classroom innovation

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.

Classroom innovation

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.

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Here's how avoiding perfectionism can help you be a more productive, healthy, and happy teacher.

Classroom innovation

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.

Teaching moments

Giving clear instructions to students is key to their success in the classroom. These steps can help ensure that your students tackle tasks confidently.

Professional development

Breaking bad teacher habits and improving good ones will take some work—but the results are worth the effort. Here's how you can form healthier habits.

Professional development

Use these five time management tips for kindergarten teachers to get a better handle on your classroom (and your life outside the school).

Classroom innovation

Engaging students during the long, dark winter months can be particularly challenging for teachers. Here are two concrete strategies to keep them awake.

Professional development

Check out these five helpful tips so you can master email etiquette for teachers.

Beyond the classroom

While many students love winter break, others struggle with class inequalities while school's out of session. These strategies can help your students.

Teaching moments

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.

Beyond the classroom

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.

Beyond the classroom

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.

Beyond the classroom

Implement these habits now before the holidays make mornings even harder.

Beyond the classroom

Every teacher faces these typical stressors throughout the year.

Beyond the classroom

This is for those students who are dressing like they're still on vacation!

Beyond the classroom

Know both the opportunities and limits for teacher friendships at school.

Beyond the classroom

Finish setting up your classroom with these great deals for teachers.

Classroom innovation

This is your indispensable guide to set up your class FAST!

Professional development

Enjoy this tongue-in-cheek look at the annual back-to-school staff meeting!

Classroom innovation

Start this list now for a stress-free first day at school.

Teaching moments

Don't just look at that checklist, get it DONE!

Professional development

Will a private, public or charter school be the right place for you?

Beyond the classroom

Keep your emotions in check at home and in the classroom.

Beyond the classroom

Use a long weekend to binge on these movies with messages for teachers.

Professional development

Yes, you can have a successful lifelong teaching career.

Beyond the classroom

Set yourself up for great summer starting right now.

Beyond the classroom

See how one teacher built a stronger school community, one photo at a time.

Classroom innovation

There’s still time to efficiently finish out the school year.

Beyond the classroom

Carefully weigh your decision before become a principal or director.

Teaching moments

Show your struggling students that they can still succeed.

Teaching moments

You body language as a teacher can impact your students' learning, and their body language is a window into their mood.

Beyond the classroom

Teaching can be tiring in the most challenging and rewarding ways.

Classroom innovation

Many teaching techniques of the past belong right there.

Classroom innovation

These quick activities are going to give your students the energy boost they need.

Teaching moments

This quick activity will add a spark to your Presidents Day unit.

Classroom innovation

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.

Teaching moments

These eight teaching tips provide insights that most new teachers wouldn't get until they'd been in the field for a while. Take a peak behind the curtain.

Beyond the classroom

There is no set curriculum for how to teach happiness, but with no shortage of student stress—the need is undeniable.

Professional development

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.

Classroom innovation

Find out how implementing stretch goals can help your school become more productive and innovative.

Beyond the classroom

One of these actions will help you start the year strong.

Classroom innovation

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.

Teaching moments

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.

Classroom innovation

The holidays and cold weather are here. These winter-themed STEM activities can help keep your students motivated.

Classroom innovation

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.

Beyond the classroom

These three teachers, who went above and beyond for their students, prove why everyone should be thankful for teachers!

Teaching moments

Use these tips to wrap things up before the long Thanksgiving weekend.

Teaching moments

Never underestimate how your suggestions will impact your students.

Beyond the classroom

Kids vaping is a dangerous health issue with long-term impact. Here's how parents and teachers can deal with the e-cigarette epidemic.

Teaching moments

Establish strong ground rules for debates in your classroom.

Beyond the classroom

Halloween at school can sometimes get out of hand—especially if the kindergarteners are visited by a rude gorilla!

Beyond the classroom

Here are five ways to reframe negative thoughts as a teacher in order to stay happy and healthy.

Beyond the classroom

What happened when dogs began visiting this teacher's classroom window? Read about the power of dogs to build relationships in school.

Beyond the classroom

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.

Teaching moments

Teachers can help struggling students by paying attention to signs of frustration and intervening quickly with extra help.

Classroom innovation

Use these tips to help your students learn the value of group work.

Professional development

Student anxiety is one issue every teacher will face. Here's how to understand the signs and help students cope.

Classroom innovation

These five tips will help you streamline the creation of IEP goals in your classroom.

Classroom innovation

If you're looking for stellar material to supplement your curriculum, check out these 10 free resources for teachers.

Classroom innovation

Here are five active listening techniques you can use in your classroom to encourage this important skill.

Classroom innovation

Too many students can make teaching a challenge. Here are three tips for how to manage an overcrowded classroom.

Teaching moments

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.

Teaching moments

When teachers believe they can make a positive difference, student performance improves. Here's how academic optimism can help your students.

Classroom innovation

Follow this four-step strategy to encourage participation from students in your classroom.

Beyond the classroom

Listening to parents articulate the student skills they want their children to have can be very valuable for teachers. Here are five skills I focus on.

Teaching moments

One teacher asked her departing seniors for some advice for high school freshmen. Here are the great insights they offered up!

Beyond the classroom

Financial planning for teachers is extremely important. Here are some tips to help you master your money.

Teaching moments

There's no bigger classroom distraction than a student using a phone. Teachers need practical strategies for dealing with cell phones in school.

Professional development

Building the parent-teacher relationship has never been easier thanks to these tools that are designed for proactive, positive communication.

Classroom innovation

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.

Classroom innovation

Becoming pen pals with international students is a great way for your class to learn to appreciate other cultures.

Professional development

These four career-change teacher stories shed light on what it's like to become a teacher after working in a different field for years.

Professional development

If you're a first-year special education teacher, here are six tips to ensure that you start the year off right.

Classroom innovation

Check out these three techniques for incorporating more formative assessments into your curriculum.

Teaching moments

An effective social-emotional learning curriculum helps students see that behavioral changes can lead to success in the classroom.

Classroom innovation

Modern technology presents a plethora of digital tools for the classroom, and teachers must figure out how to use them.

Classroom innovation

Have your students channel Benjamin Franklin with these five engaging Fourth of July activities.

Professional development

There are many specializations and careers in education. Understanding your skills and preferences will help you select the right one.

Beyond the classroom

Figuring out how to achieve work-life balance as a teacher is a huge challenge, but it's essential to avoiding burnout. Here are some tips on how to do it.

Professional development

Career coaches for teachers can help educators put their best foot forward in the classroom. Here are three benefits, according to one science teacher.

Beyond the classroom

America's current teacher shortage is influenced by poor job satisfaction and a marked disinterest in the profession. How can schools fix the problem?

Professional development

Wondering how to change careers? Mike Lewis's book "When to Jump: When the Job You Have Isn't the Life You Want" is a step-by-step guide.

Professional development

Teaching multiple grade levels is a challenge that will keep you on your toes—and make you a better teacher.

Teaching moments

Here are some of the best teaching methods I've utilized this year and how you can implement them in your classroom.

Beyond the classroom

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?

Beyond the classroom

Supporting and guiding students can ensure that they choose the path that's right for them. Here's how one teacher succeeded.

Professional development

Professional development for teachers is more than attending conferences. These three actions are crucial for making sure you hit your career goals.

Professional development

If you plan on becoming a teacher, you've picked the right time. Technology innovations make for next-level classroom experiences.

Professional development

Whether you're simply attending or participating as a presenter, education conferences encourage professional growth among teachers.

Beyond the classroom

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.

Professional development

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.

Professional development

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.

Teaching moments

Analyzing a teaching case study can help teachers improve their practice. Here's one example of a student with behavior issues and strategies to try.

Beyond the classroom

Check out these tips on how to prepare for a field trip to ensure every adventure is a success.

Professional development

If you want school districts to notice you, your new teacher resume should be uniquely formatted and free of errors.

Teaching moments

Are you preparing your students for state standardized testing as best as possible? Here are four tips to help them succeed.

Classroom innovation

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.

Classroom innovation

In order to encourage more girls in STEM fields, consider trying these three strategies in your classroom.

Professional development

A veteran teachers talks about the various ways teachers can grow within their careers without leaving the classroom.

Classroom innovation

A class video project can be an empowering experience for students that enhances learning in the classroom.

Professional development

Next time you have a disagreement with your school principal, use these helpful tips to move past the situation.

Classroom innovation

In the world of education trends, supporting girls in STEM is leading the pack. So what can you do to support your students?

Teaching moments

Black History Month is the perfect time to acknowledge scientists of color who have been underrepresented in science classrooms in the past.

Beyond the classroom

When it comes to struggling students, you should become familiar with your school's academic policies that could offer assistance for classroom success.

Classroom innovation

Teachers should know how to teach handwriting, which is still an important part of students' education.

Beyond the classroom

What happens when you combine exercise and the brain? Learn about the science that shows how fitness can improve students' ability to learn.

Classroom innovation

If you're looking to make the move toward an environmentally friendly classroom, start with these five simple tips.

Classroom innovation

Active learning centers can transform more than just the classroom.

Beyond the classroom

It can be especially difficult for teachers to stay on track with their health goals. Here are some tips to make things easier.

Classroom innovation

Use this guide to create an unforgettable spy headquarters interactive classroom experience for your students.

Classroom innovation

These tips for substitute teachers help maximize those times when students are quietly engaged in work and don't need direct instruction.

Classroom innovation

Determine what your ELL students need based on their current ability.

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Learn how New York schools are using a special event to get young readers excited about books and writing, and determine how you can follow suit.

Classroom innovation

To get students engaged in reading, try these five classic books and plays that offer timeless lessons on life, love, and phonies.

Classroom innovation

Rise to popularity just for knowing how to make math fun and easy with these strategies.

Professional development

Utilize your parent teacher organization troupes these four ways and make life easier for you as you head into the holiday breaks.

Beyond the classroom

Make homework valuable to your students without causing them to miss out on after-school extracurricular activities.

Teaching moments

Becoming a special education teacher has its own set of stresses. Stay afloat with these three tips.

Professional development

One of the best classroom management techniques that new teachers can use is asking for help from other educators.

Teaching moments

To stop bullying, teachers need to empower students to govern themselves and foster a sense of community in the classroom. Here are three tips.

Classroom innovation

Don't miss out on these great ed tech offerings!

Beyond the classroom

Links to a collection of news stories, activities, tools, and charities to help schools impacted by Harvey.

Classroom innovation

Here are three tips on how you can effectively use parent volunteers to have more support in and out of the classroom.

Professional development

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.

Teaching moments

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.

Teaching moments

Strong parent-teacher relationships greatly impact students' success. Here's how to set expectations for a successful school year.

Classroom innovation

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.

Classroom innovation

These first day of school ideas are a great way to get acquainted with your new kindergarten students.

Classroom innovation

Research shows that successful charter schools focus on high expectations and high support. Should traditional schools look to do the same?

Classroom innovation

For this teacher, updated school resources led to improved student collaboration and research skills.

Beyond the classroom

Here are a few career paths teachers can discuss with students who may want to pursue non-academic goals after high school graduation.

Classroom innovation

A technology budget plan requires careful thought, so teachers must be prepared to present a solid case when making requests. Here are some tips.

Beyond the classroom

Here is a high school summer reading list that is "teenager-approved" and can help combat summer brain drain.

Professional development

For teachers, the benefits of tutoring alongside a full-time career are worth considering. Here are five questions to ask yourself before trying it out.

Teaching moments

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.

Professional development

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.

Beyond the classroom

Challenge your students to athletics and fun games during a spring field day. It's a great way to encourage school spirit.

Beyond the classroom

To help her students embrace the meaning of Memorial Day, one teacher sought an activity that blended community and history.

Classroom innovation

Here, a couple educators discuss their strategies for making the most of teaching after AP tests.

Classroom innovation

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.

Classroom innovation

Take your teaching outside with these great tips for managing your students in a new, more distracting, location.

Beyond the classroom

A first-generation graduate may have to overcome enormous adversity to succeed. Here's William's story.

Teaching moments

Chad Boender's inspiration to be a teacher stems from his love of, and passion for, teaching today's youth to be lifelong learners.

Classroom innovation

These free, printable punch pass cards make it easy for teachers to track hall pass usage, homework, attendance, or anything else they choose!

Classroom innovation

Use these activities to have the ultimate Arbor Day celebration and teach your class the importance of trees to our world.

Classroom innovation

It can be tricky to teach your students how to effectively conduct online research. Here are three Internet research tips to make every search a success.

Beyond the classroom

Here are three tips to guide you on how to build a better relationship with your school's principal.

Classroom innovation

Using STEM teaching tools in your classroom can benefit your students. Here are a few ideas on how to get your class interested in this growing field.

Teaching moments

It's imperative to maintain a substitute teacher preparation guide for days you miss school. Here's how to compile one.

Classroom innovation

Here are some top ed tech trends for 2017 and what they can mean for your classroom.

Classroom innovation

Here are a few homeroom ideas to help you plan a better advisory period that supports students and builds camaraderie.

Professional development

Think you might be ready to teach advanced classes? Here are four tips from a teacher to help you be successful.

Beyond the classroom

Here's how almost getting a speeding ticket changed one teacher's view on teacher attire.

Classroom innovation

As educators, we know that all students have different learning styles. Here are three tips to help ensure you include everyone in the learning process.

Classroom innovation

Use these five Presidents' Day projects to introduce your class to the men who once held our nation's highest office.

Professional development

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.

Professional development

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.

Classroom innovation

Encouraging students to read becomes much easier when you have the right books. Here's some advice from one successful high school teacher.

Classroom innovation

A simple reward system in the classroom can keep students engaged if it's used in the right way. Here's how it has worked for one teacher and her peers.

Professional development

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.

Teaching moments

Warmly welcoming every new student is a priority in our K-8 building. Here's how I've made them feel welcome.

Professional development

Mentors for teachers are important and necessary, and while most teacher-mentors are usually other teachers, administrators are also a great resource.

Professional development

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.

Beyond the classroom

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.

Professional development

I'd been teaching middle school for more than ten years when I started to wonder if I should explore how to become a school administrator.

Classroom innovation

Students from underserved communities explore robotics and programming.

Professional development

With education Twitter chats, teachers can gain and give expert advice, discover innovative classroom practices, and collaborate with peers.

Classroom innovation

Here are some ways to use technology in classrooms to make learning fun for your students, and engaging for you as an educator.

Beyond the classroom

Office hours have allowed me to build meaningful relationships with my students, and it has helped me in ways unexpected.

Teaching moments

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.