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The resources to thrive—and the laughs to survive—as an educator.
Spice up dry subjects with these seasonal ideas!
Here's the advantages and disadvantages to allowing tunes in class.
These simple tricks can turn around the story in your head.
This might be the time to make your dreams come true.
Try these ideas when your students push your limits.
These students know what actually works in the classroom.
Stop letting your projects squeeze out personal priorities.
How do you prepare yourself for a role as a substitute teacher? Follow these six tips from a pro!
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.
These three free online tools can help you create fun, collaborative quizzes for students.
This is your defense for sneezes and sniffling noses!
These simple strategies can prevent the next class coup.
Many teachers deal with teaching anxiety in the classroom. But there are ways to reduce it.
Diversity in the classroom teaches children to appreciate different perspectives which is a skill they will use the rest of their lives.
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.
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.
Here are four critical points that may help alleviate students’ anxieties with math.
Maintain the right balance between friendliness and authority in the classroom.
Be proactive now to avoid problems later.
Just remember these things when you become overwhelmed!
Not every student teacher becomes a new hire as soon as they finish their program. Following these tips can make you the easy choice.
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.
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.
Yes, there will be teaching jobs when schools open. Will they be any different?
Increasing teacher diversity takes innovation and creativity, and keeping those teachers requires building and promoting a larger vision.
Land your teaching job with this former principal's advice.
This will remind you about the small things that make teaching so much fun.
Accomplish a goal within the first month of your summer break.
This is the summer to finally take care of yourself.
Which career-boosting summer activities are worth your time? Some veteran teachers share their best experiences.
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 can celebrate diversity, and engage students in the study of different cultures, with these interactive activities.
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.
How can teachers balance work and taking classes at the same time—and succeed at both?
There are plenty of summer jobs for teachers if you know where to find them. Here are a few tips to get you started.
The most important opinions on your performance comes from your students.
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!
Savor every minute with the change of pace starting NOW.
Student retention might do more harm than good in making kids proficient readers. And there are alternative methods that can go a lot further.
Take stock of the past year while you have a break.
Brace yourself for the end-of-year games coming your way!
Bring them back with these easy strategies.
Failing a class at the end of the year can be avoided if the teacher has a plan.
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.
Celebrate the difference you make in kids’ lives.
This is how you put your best foot forward.
You are likely your own harshest critic.
This is how you keep your students from consuming pencil fragments during testing time.
Use these behaviors and put yourself on a “different” career path.
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.
Here’s how you land that job when opportunity calls.
If you've been feeling burned out lately, these four strategies for boosting teacher motivation will help you keep going.
Distance learning is more successful with collaboration. Here's now teachers can support parents who are homeschooling kids for the first time.
These are the things we gladly keep from our students.
WGU recently teamed up with leading lifestyle brand, POPSUGAR, to create a series of fun, inspirational profiles on the university’s amazing grads.
Here are three ways to bring overbearing helicopter parents back to reality.
Check out five teacher tools and classroom management tips to ensure increased productivity.
Use these five tips to make sure you come back rested and ready to educate your class after spring break.
From the classroom to your resume to your finances, spring cleaning all aspects of your professional life is simple with these tips.
Get ready for a real break during the school recess.
Catch on to your students’ own trendy language.
Don’t let them hit the “snooze button” during your golden moment of opportunity.
There's plenty of ways to feed today's frustrations.
Here's how you can cope with—and thrive in—a toxic school environment.
These Valentine's Day ideas for teachers are sure to make your classroom a fun-filled place on February 14.
Consider yourself a funny teacher? See how many of your best teacher jokes fall into these categories.
Mental health awareness is an important conversation few schools have with their students. Introducing the right resources can make a huge difference.
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.
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.
Use these five tips to increase and sustain your teacher energy.
Get things under control with these "macro" strategies!
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.
Here's how avoiding perfectionism can help you be a more productive, healthy, and happy teacher.
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.
Giving clear instructions to students is key to their success in the classroom. These steps can help ensure that your students tackle tasks confidently.
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.
Use these five time management tips for kindergarten teachers to get a better handle on your classroom (and your life outside the school).
If you set only one or two New Year goals, you'll see more of a return. Use these tips to get started.
Engaging students during the long, dark winter months can be particularly challenging for teachers. Here are two concrete strategies to keep them awake.
Check out these five helpful tips so you can master email etiquette for teachers.
While many students love winter break, others struggle with class inequalities while school's out of session. These strategies can help your students.
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.
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.
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.
The best time for a teacher sick day is never!
Here's your lifeline to survive the season.
Check out this review for a great read over the break.
This is how you make this day something more than a date on the calendar.
Find out if your school is on this list!
Implement these habits now before the holidays make mornings even harder.
Keep your roles at home and school in working order.
Help your students grasp international peace with this challenge
Here's your time out from the mental gymnastics.
Most teachers in the U.S. work with students who have learning disabilities.
Now that your students are back in school, how about you?
What professional nail-biter is keeping you up tonight?
Every teacher faces these typical stressors throughout the year.
This is for those students who are dressing like they're still on vacation!
Know both the opportunities and limits for teacher friendships at school.
Finish setting up your classroom with these great deals for teachers.
Avoid these patterns now before it's "too late"!
Read about perfect timing and other common teacher wishes.
Use this to prepare for your first days in the classroom.
First item on your back-to-school list: establish rapport with your students.
This is your indispensable guide to set up your class FAST!
Enjoy this tongue-in-cheek look at the annual back-to-school staff meeting!
Start this list now for a stress-free first day at school.
Don't just look at that checklist, get it DONE!
Embrace your quiet-type nature and be a great teacher too!
Use these silly scenarios to help you prepare for school!
These are the reasons you became a teacher in the first place.
Use these ideas at home now, and in the classroom later.
Use your summer adventure for PD credit too!
Will a private, public or charter school be the right place for you?
Keep your emotions in check at home and in the classroom.
Use a long weekend to binge on these movies with messages for teachers.
Yes, yoga with goats is really a thing. Baa-amaste.
Summer can be restful, but stressful on the budget.
Use these fast, easy and affordable travel ideas before the summer melts away.
Take this actionable advice to land that teaching job.
Bring in quick cash with one of these fun gigs.
Keep the cash coming in over the summer break.
Yes, you can have a successful lifelong teaching career.
Set yourself up for great summer starting right now.
Ignite your students’ creativity these last days of school.
Start grasping the summer you deserve now!
It’s the last thing, but sometimes the necessary thing to do.
One of these fun activities will help you fill post-testing time gaps.
See how one teacher built a stronger school community, one photo at a time.
There’s still time to efficiently finish out the school year.
Carefully weigh your decision before become a principal or director.
Show your struggling students that they can still succeed.
There’s a reason your student sits that way in class.
You body language as a teacher can impact your students' learning, and their body language is a window into their mood.
Use these reading strategies for both your challenged and successful readers.
This is how you edge above the competition for teaching jobs.
Teaching can be tiring in the most challenging and rewarding ways.
Many teaching techniques of the past belong right there.
These quick activities are going to give your students the energy boost they need.
This quick activity will add a spark to your Presidents Day unit.
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.
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.
There is no set curriculum for how to teach happiness, but with no shortage of student stress—the need is undeniable.
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.
Find out how implementing stretch goals can help your school become more productive and innovative.
One of these actions will help you start the year strong.
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.
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.
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.
These three teachers, who went above and beyond for their students, prove why everyone should be thankful for teachers!
Use these tips to wrap things up before the long Thanksgiving weekend.
Never underestimate how your suggestions will impact your students.
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.
Halloween at school can sometimes get out of hand—especially if the kindergarteners are visited by a rude gorilla!
Here are five ways to reframe negative thoughts as a teacher in order to stay happy and healthy.
What happened when dogs began visiting this teacher's classroom window? Read about the power of dogs to build relationships in school.
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.
If you're looking for stellar material to supplement your curriculum, check out these 10 free resources for teachers.
Here are five active listening techniques you can use in your classroom to encourage this important skill.
Too many students can make teaching a challenge. Here are three tips for how to manage an overcrowded classroom.
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.
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.
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.
One teacher asked her departing seniors for some advice for high school freshmen. Here are the great insights they offered up!
Financial planning for teachers is extremely important. Here are some tips to help you master your money.
There's no bigger classroom distraction than a student using a phone. Teachers need practical strategies for dealing with cell phones in 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.
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.
If you're a first-year special education teacher, here are six tips to ensure that you start the year off right.
Check out these three techniques for incorporating more formative assessments into your curriculum.
An effective social-emotional learning curriculum helps students see that behavioral changes can lead to success in the classroom.
There are no time machines, so take it from a veteran who's seen it all.
Modern technology presents a plethora of digital tools for the classroom, and teachers must figure out how to use them.
These 10 questions will gauge your tech savviness as a teacher.
Have your students channel Benjamin Franklin with these five engaging Fourth of July activities.
There are many specializations and careers in education. Understanding your skills and preferences will help you select the right one.
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.
Career coaches for teachers can help educators put their best foot forward in the classroom. Here are three benefits, according to one science teacher.
America's current teacher shortage is influenced by poor job satisfaction and a marked disinterest in the profession. How can schools fix the problem?
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.
Avoid teacher burnout by trying out new things in the classroom and taking on new challenges.
Teaching multiple grade levels is a challenge that will keep you on your toes—and make you a better teacher.
Here are some of the best teaching methods I've utilized this year and how you can implement them in your 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?
Supporting and guiding students can ensure that they choose the path that's right for them. Here's how one teacher succeeded.
Professional development for teachers is more than attending conferences. These three actions are crucial for making sure you hit your career goals.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Check out these tips on how to prepare for a field trip to ensure every adventure is a success.
If you want school districts to notice you, your new teacher resume should be uniquely formatted and free of errors.
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.
In order to encourage more girls in STEM fields, consider trying these three strategies in your classroom.
A veteran teachers talks about the various ways teachers can grow within their careers without leaving the classroom.
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.
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.
When it comes to struggling students, you should become familiar with your school's academic policies that could offer assistance for classroom success.
Parapros represent an important pool of potential teaching talent.
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.
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're looking to make the move toward an environmentally friendly classroom, start with these five simple tips.
Active learning centers can transform more than just 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.
Use this guide to create an unforgettable spy headquarters interactive classroom experience for your students.
Find out how implementing stretch goals can help your school become more productive and innovative.
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.
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.
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.
Make homework valuable to your students without causing them to miss out on after-school extracurricular activities.
If you have a story to tell, consider sharing it on your own teacher's blog.
Becoming a special education teacher has its own set of stresses. Stay afloat with these three tips.
One of the best classroom management techniques that new teachers can use is asking for help from other educators.
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!
See how one teacher used a recent earthquake to engage her students despite the natural disaster.
These books are great tools for teaching safety lessons in the classroom.
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.
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.
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.
Strong parent-teacher relationships greatly impact students' success. Here's how to set expectations for a successful school year.
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.
These first day of school ideas are a great way to get acquainted with your new kindergarten students.
Research shows that successful charter schools focus on high expectations and high support. Should traditional schools look to do the same?
For this teacher, updated school resources led to improved student collaboration and research skills.
Here are a few career paths teachers can discuss with students who may want to pursue non-academic goals after high school graduation.
A technology budget plan requires careful thought, so teachers must be prepared to present a solid case when making requests. Here are some tips.
Here is a high school summer reading list that is "teenager-approved" and can help combat summer brain drain.
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.
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.
These tips will help you prepare for your first teaching job interview and potential demonstration lesson.
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.
Challenge your students to athletics and fun games during a spring field day. It's a great way to encourage school spirit.
To help her students embrace the meaning of Memorial Day, one teacher sought an activity that blended community and history.
Here, a couple educators discuss their strategies for making the most of teaching after AP tests.
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.
Use these fun activities to celebrate National Pet Week in your classroom.
As summer approaches, it can be a challenge to keep students engaged.
Here are five tips to help you find teaching resources on a budget.
Try these tips to strengthen your parent-teacher conflict management skills.
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.
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.
Balancing sports and academics can be a challenge for high school students.
Here are five counterintuitive classroom management tips to keep your class productive.
Here are three tips to guide you on how to build a better relationship with your school's principal.
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.
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.
Think you might be ready to teach advanced classes? Here are four tips from a teacher to help you be successful.
Here's how almost getting a speeding ticket changed one teacher's view on teacher attire.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Warmly welcoming every new student is a priority in our K-8 building. Here's how I've made them feel welcome.
Mentors for teachers are important and necessary, and while most teacher-mentors are usually other teachers, administrators are also a great resource.
Teaching is hard, but there are some ways you can make it easier on yourself.
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.
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.
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.
Some facts to inform the debate.
Students from underserved communities explore robotics and programming.
With education Twitter chats, teachers can gain and give expert advice, discover innovative classroom practices, and collaborate with peers.
Here are some ways to use technology in classrooms to make learning fun for your students, and engaging for you as an educator.
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.