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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.

Professional development

Here's how you handle the myths about what people think you do as a teacher.

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.

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

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Help your ELL students retain what they learned this year.

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This is the summer to finally take care of yourself.

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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.

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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?

Professional development

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

Classroom innovation

Start your new organizing system now for a smoother school year.

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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!

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Savor every minute with the change of pace starting NOW.

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.

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.

Teaching moments

Enjoy these inspiring stories about making a difference in the classroom.

Professional development

Celebrate the difference you make in kids’ lives.

Professional development

This is how you put your best foot forward.

Professional development

Here are seven effective classroom management tactics that teachers use every day.

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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.

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

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Distance learning is the new normal for the foreseeable future. How can teachers help students facing remote learning challenges?

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

Teaching moments

These are the things we gladly keep from our students.

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

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Many factors contribute to student achievement. Here are four teachers' opinions on the educator's role in enabling student success.

Classroom innovation

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

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Get ready for a real break during the school recess.

Professional development

What are the biggest antagonists to proper time management for teachers, and how can you combat these time sucks?

Classroom innovation

This is your defense for sneezes and sniffling noses!

Teaching moments

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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

Classroom innovation

Use this great poster in your classroom for National Bullying Prevention Month

Classroom innovation

These students know what actually works in the classroom.

Classroom innovation

Have you recognized these faces of bullying in your classroom yet?

Professional development

Now that your students are back in school, how about you?

Professional development

Avoid these patterns now before it's "too late"!

Teaching moments

Read about perfect timing and other common teacher wishes.

Teaching moments

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

Professional development

Just remember these things when you become overwhelmed!

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Just remember to do these 3 things to start the new school year.

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!

Beyond the classroom

Don't let these mistakes wreak havoc on your life before school starts!

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.

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

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Use these teacher perks to afford that dream trip.

Professional development

Yes, you can have a successful lifelong teaching career.

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Set yourself up for great summer starting right now.

Classroom innovation

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

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Carefully weigh your decision before become a principal or director.

Teaching moments

Show your struggling students that they can still succeed.

Teaching moments

Celebrate April Fools’ Day throughout the month with these fun ideas.

Teaching moments

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

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

These four effective and efficient classroom hacks will make your life as a teacher easier.

Teaching moments

Advice from alumni is sometimes the perfect tool for increasing student engagement. Discover how an alumni speaker series can help your students.

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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.

Professional development

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

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.

Professional development

What's the best way to avoid tension during crucial conversations? Check out these techniques from a book with the same name.

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.

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

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

Teaching moments

Tired of your lesson plan getting derailed by outside distractions? Here are five tricks you can use to get everything back on track.

Beyond the classroom

Find out what one teacher learned when she investigated the use of restorative justice in schools.

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.

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.

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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.

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When building a relationship with your principal, it's important to understand what principals value. Here are six characteristics principals look for.

Professional development

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

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

An increase in phenomena-based activities means learning how to properly manage science lab equipment usage. Here are three tips for building a strategy.

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.

Professional development

You can become a teacher with a bachelor's degree even if you didn't study education. These three teachers are proof.

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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.

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

Teaching moments

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

How you set up your classroom can make a big difference in your students' success.

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It's your first day as a teacher. Just take a deep breath and read these tips from someone who has been there before.

Classroom innovation

Trust is vital to a productive classroom. Here's how to build trust with students and create a healthy classroom environment for learning.

Professional development

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

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Some argue that homework should become a thing of the past. Others think it's an important tool for learning. So, should students have homework?

Classroom innovation

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

Classroom innovation

Education trends will always impact a teacher's classroom. Here's how the trend of flipped learning has transformed one teacher's classroom.

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.

Professional development

There are no time machines, so take it from a veteran who's seen it all.

Beyond the classroom

Most teachers are kept busy by just their day-to-day teaching duties, and the extra roles of teachers outside the classroom can make things overwhelming.

Classroom innovation

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.

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A teacher shares what she has learned about education around the world after working with educators from across the globe.

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.

Teaching moments

All teachers sometimes feel frustrated by the stresses of the classroom. Here are three student success stories to reaffirm your love of teaching.

Beyond the classroom

With the help of Stephen Marches "The Unmade Bed," this teacher learned why it's important to combat stereotypes and gender roles in education.

Professional development

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

Teaching moments

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.

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.

Teaching moments

Are your students getting restless toward the end of the school year? Invest some time in year-end activities to get them motivated and energized.

Teaching moments

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.

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.

Teaching moments

Use these three Earth Day activities to teach your students how to be environmental problem solvers and create positive change.

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.

Professional development

A few college courses, online or on-site, may be all that separate a paraprofessional educator from becoming a teacher.

Beyond the classroom

It's hard to stay inspired the last few months of teaching, but these inspirational books can renew your spirit and drive to be a truly effective educator.

Professional development

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

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.

Professional development

Parapros represent an important pool of potential teaching talent.

Classroom innovation

Are you on the fence about whether science notebooks would work for your class? Learn about their benefits and how to best implement them.

Professional development

If you're ready to become a teacher, you're likely applying to teaching programs. Here's everything you need to know about applications.

Classroom innovation

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

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

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

Classroom innovation

Share the spirit of the season with your students through these videos.

Classroom innovation

Using technology in the classroom, like mobile apps, allows teachers to enhance their students' learning environment and also save time!

Classroom innovation

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

Beyond the classroom

Share the value of community service projects with your students by introducing these ideas and concepts into your classroom.

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.

Classroom innovation

Use these mindfulness activities and bring your students into a state of calm and focus for the day.

Professional development

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

Professional development

Start networking with teachers and other educators now before you plan your next job move.

Classroom innovation

Revitalize boring writing assignments with a curriculum based on The Walking Dead TV series.

Professional development

If you feel hopeless because of failure, hold on; you're actually in the moment you can choose success.

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

See how one teacher used a recent earthquake to engage her students despite the natural disaster.

Classroom innovation

These books are great tools for teaching safety lessons in the classroom.

Professional development

Use these tips to maximize your mentor-student teacher relationship and build new teaching skills.

Teaching moments

Educational videos can increase student motivation in the classroom

Classroom innovation

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

Classroom innovation

Women scientists have been hidden, forgotten, or ignored for too long. Here are seven amazing women to introduce your students to during lessons.

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.

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.

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

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.

Classroom innovation

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

Classroom innovation

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 innovation

Classroom gamification is a hot trend and a fun way to encourage participation — as long as it's done right.

Beyond the classroom

If you teach at a school that's open all year, here are three summer crafts for kids to keep your students smiling.

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.

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.

Classroom innovation

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.

Professional development

These tips will help you prepare for your first teaching job interview and potential demonstration lesson.

Beyond the classroom

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.

Beyond the classroom

The 10-week summer break is the perfect time for teachers to relax, reflect on the past year, and come up with new strategies for the upcoming year.

Classroom innovation

Celebrate your students by awarding them meaningful and entertaining classroom superlatives at an end-of-year ceremony.

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.

Beyond the classroom

These seven heartwarming videos of teacher surprises will surely brighten your day.

Classroom innovation

Use these fun activities to celebrate National Pet Week in your classroom.

Classroom innovation

Thinking about getting a smart board for your classroom? Check out our overview/review first.

Teaching moments

You can help your students with SAT and ACT test prep by pointing them to good, free resources and building their test-taking confidence.

Beyond the classroom

Be ready to handle any prom season situation, whether it occurs in or out of your classroom, by following these tips.

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

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.

Classroom innovation

How well do your students communicate in class? Try using the Think-Pair-Share strategy to engage students in effective discussions.

Beyond the classroom

Balancing sports and academics can be a challenge for high school students.

Teaching moments

Classroom videos are a great way to keep students engaged. Here are five great ones to check out, plus some advice on how to use them to your benefit.

Professional development

Making the transition from elementary to middle school classes can be a challenge. Here are some tips on how to help your students adjust.

Professional development

Teaching after recess or lunch is tough. Here are some tips from a teacher on how to use meditation to make it easier.

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 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

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.

Beyond the classroom

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

Professional development

School IT has its challenges. Be prepared to meet them with these tips from three savvy teachers who use technology in their classrooms.

Teaching moments

Teaching diversity is essential in today's world. Here are four activities to help you celebrate diversity during Black History Month.

Professional development

Teaching at a private school has advantages and disadvantages. Here's what one teacher had to say after making the switch.

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

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.

Classroom innovation

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.

Teaching moments

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

Classroom innovation

Celebrating student birthdays is supposed to be fun. And with clear guidelines as to how, when, and what, everyone will feel equally loved.

Beyond the classroom

Plagiarism and cheating in the classroom have always been difficult for teachers, but these incidents are also the perfect teachable moments.

Classroom innovation

Working diligently with gifted and talented students in the regular classroom can be challenging, but it's well worth the results.

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.

Classroom innovation

Students from underserved communities explore robotics and programming.

Beyond the classroom

Teacher burnout can creep up on you. To keep it at bay, you need to take these proactive steps.

Professional development

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

Classroom innovation

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.

Teaching moments

A parent-teacher meeting doesn't need to be stressful. These eight powerful tips will help you make sure yours are meaningful and effective.

Teaching moments

Public speaking causes anxiety in the classroom. Here are some presentation tips for students which can ease them into this important skill.