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Prevent teacher burnout now to stay on your game before and after the holidays.

Classroom innovation

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

Beyond the classroom

Use these five tips to increase and sustain your teacher energy.

Teaching moments

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

Professional development

A happy teacher makes for happy students. Here are five tips from a pro on how to keep your spirits raised during a stressful school year.

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

Use these 12 perspectives about English Language Learner students.

Teaching moments

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

Professional development

Discovering our own weaknesses as a teacher is tough. How can colleagues and students show us what we can't see for ourselves?

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.

Beyond the classroom

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

Professional development

Workplace competition can cause stress and anxiety, or it can inspire teachers to take risks and try new things. How can you make it work for you?

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.

Professional development

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

Classroom innovation

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

Professional development

It's worth the effort to apply for teacher award recognitions.

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.

Teaching moments

Using one of your teacher sick days can be tough. This guide will help you get through the day if you have to be at school and make the most of a sick day.

Beyond the classroom

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

Professional development

No one will argue that teaching is easy, but millennial teachers entering the profession face unique challenges.

Teaching moments

Establish strong ground rules for debates in your classroom.

Classroom innovation

Keep your classroom clean, and your students healthy, by killing germs where they accumulate.

Beyond the classroom

Creepy stories about haunted schools across the United States.

Beyond the classroom

Take this fun quiz to find out which of the professors from the Harry Potter series you're most like!

Beyond the classroom

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

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.

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).

Beyond the classroom

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

Classroom innovation

When looking for new classroom management ideas, try asking your students. Here are eight ideas one teacher heard from her students.

Professional development

Ready for a school break now even though it's only October? Reanimate your classroom with these tips.

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.

Beyond the classroom

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

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.

Professional development

Develop the right tone, make clear lesson plans and stay consistent up to the last minute of class. 

Beyond the classroom

Feeling anxious about school? Here are some strategies to help you manage teacher anxiety.

Teaching moments

Teachers want students to learn for learning's sake, not because they've been promised a reward. Here's how to instill intrinsic motivation in students.

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.

Teaching moments

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

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!

Teaching moments

Use these five simple steps to maintain the right balance between friendliness and authority in the classroom.

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.

Professional development

These four education TED Talks are a great source of motivation and inspiration for any teacher.

Beyond the classroom

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

Teaching moments

Here are some common classroom management mistakes teachers make at the beginning of the school year that can lead to trouble down the road.

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.

Beyond the classroom

The end of summer break is almost here. Here are four things not to do as you enjoy your last days of vacation.

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.

Classroom innovation

Use this back-to-school checklist to prepare yourself for the upcoming school year.

Professional development

Which of the different school types fit your teaching style?

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

Entitled behavior can be frustrating. But before you lose your cool, check out these tips for how to deal with entitled behavior in the classroom.

Teaching moments

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

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.

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.

Classroom innovation

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

Beyond the classroom

The summer is full of reflection and planning for the year to come. Great curriculum organizers can make this process easier. Here are four to check out.

Beyond the classroom

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.

Beyond the classroom

Summer travel for teachers isn't always cheap. But you deserve to explore, so check out these tips for scoring discounts as you vacation.

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.

Professional development

For those who can swing it, teacher job sharing can reduce a teacher's work hours, leading to less stress and a better work-life balance.

Professional development

If you're curious about summer school teaching jobs, check out this handy guide to the experience.

Beyond the classroom

There are plenty of reasons to love teaching. Now is the perfect time to reflect on what makes the profession great.

Beyond the classroom

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

Professional development

At first glance, you might not think an introvert's teacher characteristics are conducive to leading a class. But they can be as successful as extroverts.

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?

Beyond the classroom

With the right 30-day challenge ideas, you can take your teaching to the next level. Here are five challenges that are worth the effort.

Professional development

Check out these four types of online teaching jobs and other opportunities for supplementing your teacher's salary during tough times.

Professional development

Wondering how to change careers? Mike Lewis's book <em>When to Jump: When the Job You Have Isn't the Life You Want</em> 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 Marche's "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

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?

Professional development

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

Classroom innovation

A student working on a Mother's Day card

Professional development

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

Teaching moments

What makes a teacher memorable hasn't changed over the years. Kids remember teachers who are kind, funny, smart, and care about kids.

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

Whether you just accepted your first teaching job or you're a veteran, there are plenty of mistakes teachers make in the classroom at the end of the year.

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.

Teaching moments

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

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.

Professional development

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

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

Is student absenteeism becoming a problem in your school at the end of the year? Here's how to encourage your students to keep showing up.

Beyond the classroom

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

Professional development

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

Beyond the classroom

Even if it doesn't come naturally, all teachers need a vacation from teaching. Here's how to make the most of your break.

Professional development

Teachers can create a digital teaching portfolio using different platforms to showcase their work, experience, approach, and skills.

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.

Classroom innovation

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

Professional development

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

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.

Professional development

A happy teacher makes for happy students. Here are five tips from a pro on how to keep your spirits raised during a stressful school year.

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.

Classroom innovation

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

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

Student evaluation is a process that requires the teacher and student to be partners in achieving success. Here are some tips from an experienced teacher.

Classroom innovation

Making ends meet on a teacher salary can be a challenge. What are some options for supplementing your income?

Professional development

Takes these 7 consistency actions now to reach your goals.

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 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

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

Classroom innovation

After the holidays, use this checklist for teachers, which is full of tips and tricks for running full steam ahead to summer break.

Classroom innovation

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

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!

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.

Professional development

To ensure you don't fall prey to negative teachers' poor attitudes, follow these tips for staying positive.

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.

Topics

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.

Beyond the classroom

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

Classroom innovation

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

Teaching moments

Some fun Thanksgiving facts to get your students into the holiday spirit.

Classroom innovation

In the remaining minutes before recess, break or the end of the day, use these easy five minute games.

Classroom innovation

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

Professional development

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

Beyond the classroom

Dealing with conflicts in school between teachers is part of a principal's job. Here's one administrator's experience and what she's learned.

Professional development

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

Teaching moments

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

Professional development

See if any of these situations related to your own reasons for going back to school to become a teacher.

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.

Professional development

When a master's in education is part of a professional development plan for teachers, they find that many new doors open for them in the field.

Professional development

These WGU teachers college graduates use time management techniques to succeed at work despite their chronic illnesses.

Beyond the classroom

Teachers can help enforce the student dress code, and other classroom rules, in a way that's fair and equitable.

Professional development

If you've never attended 504 or IEP meetings before, these tips will help you set the stage for your student's success.

Teaching moments

Educational videos can increase student motivation in the classroom

Classroom innovation

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

Teaching moments

These days, students often ask if they can listen to music in the classroom. Here's what the research, and a veteran teacher, has to say about this.

Beyond the classroom

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

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.

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

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

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

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

What I Look For In a Teacher Candidate: Tips for Success

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.

Professional development

A former principal offers advice for new teacher graduates as they start looking for jobs.

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.

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.

Professional development

Consider handing out a student survey at the end of the year to get feedback. Here's how this process has worked for one teacher.

Teaching moments

Saying goodbye to students is hard, but these activities make getting closure a fun, collaborative process.

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

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

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

Teacher movies can be enlightening and inspirational. Here are a few tips I learned from fictional teachers and their storied lessons.

Classroom innovation

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

Teaching moments

Learn about a great resource for teachers, parents, and students to understand the important relationship between teenagers and sleep.

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.

Teaching moments

Here are five tips to help you find teaching resources on a budget.

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

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.

Teaching moments

April Fools' Day jokes in the classroom can relieve stress and help create long-lasting memories in the classroom. Here are some fun ideas to inspire you.

Professional development

Here are five counterintuitive classroom management tips to keep your class productive.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Classroom innovation

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

Teaching moments

Learn some fun facts about the interesting characters who have served as president.

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.

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.

Professional development

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

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.