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The resources to thrive—and the laughs to survive—as an educator.
Summer outings don't have to be expensive; there are lots of fun summer activities that are cheap or free. Here are some options that cost less than $10.
Thinking about quitting or changing careers? Hang on a second! These new teacher tips can help you come up with a plan when teaching gets difficult.
Weekly planning for school must include setting aside time for self-care if it's going to happen.
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.
Which career-boosting summer activities are worth your time? Some veteran teachers share their best experiences.
With vaccination rates improving and students returning to in-school education, it's a good time to think about becoming a teacher again.
Savor every minute with the change of pace starting NOW.
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.
Avoid these common mistakes and finish out the year strong.
Start grasping the summer you deserve now!
Professional development for teachers is more than attending conferences. These three actions are crucial for making sure you hit your career goals.
Send them on their way in the most memorable way.
School suspensions. Are they effective? Research says they cause a lot more harm than good.
As summer approaches, it can be a challenge to keep students engaged.
New teachers share why their surprising and heartwarming experiences are some of the best perks of the job.
Bring them back with these easy strategies.
If you've been feeling burned out lately, these four strategies for boosting teacher motivation will help you keep going.
Use these behaviors and put yourself on a “different” career path.
Show your struggling students that they can still succeed.
In difficult times, we can all use some good ideas about how to be joyful—both in the classroom and throughout our lives.
A classroom observation can be anxiety-producing, even for an experienced teacher. Here are some tips to help.
Take your teaching outside with these great tips for managing your students in a new, more distracting, location.
Use these five tips to make sure you come back rested and ready to educate your class after spring break.
In order to encourage more girls in STEM fields, consider trying these three strategies in your classroom.
Use this free activity to celebrate the day when everyone is Irish.
Here are a few homeroom ideas to help you plan a better advisory period that supports students and builds camaraderie.
Challenge your students to athletics and fun games during a spring field day. It's a great way to encourage school spirit.
Women scientists have been hidden, forgotten, or ignored for too long. Here are seven amazing women to introduce your students to during lessons.
When building a relationship with your principal, it's important to understand what principals value. Here are six characteristics principals look for.
Effective teacher collaboration is an absolute necessity. So how can teachers work successfully and productively in collaborative groups?
First-year teachers who have a strong mentor-mentee relationship increase their chances to grow and flourish—and return for a second year.
Use these five Presidents' Day projects to introduce your class to the men who once held our nation's highest office.
These Valentine's Day ideas for teachers are sure to make your classroom a fun-filled place on February 14.
Here are some suggestions for how to revisit our original school planning in order to make the most of this school year.
These Valentine's Day ideas for teachers are sure to make your classroom a fun-filled place on February 14.
First item on your back-to-school list: establish rapport with your students.
Should you adjust to student's preferences for faster-paced learning and technology? Here's what science says about instant gratification.
Before you're breaking point: remember you can do this!
This is the summer to finally take care of yourself.
Find out how implementing stretch goals can help your school become more productive and innovative.
Accomplish a goal within the first month of your summer break.
Classroom routines that are small but mighty can help kids feel safe, comfortable, and able to focus on learning.
Do you feel like you've stalled in your teaching career? Check out these tips to help you get unstuck and advance your career in the direction you want.
It can be especially difficult for teachers to stay on track with their health goals. Here are some tips to make things easier.
Here's how these teachers break their student's late homework habits.
Teaching multiple grade levels is a challenge that will keep you on your toes—and make you a better teacher.
When teachers believe they can make a positive difference, student performance improves. Here's how academic optimism can help your students.
There are so many reasons to be glad that you’re a teacher.
The holidays and cold weather are here. These winter-themed STEM activities can help keep your students motivated.
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.
Share the spirit of the season with your students through these videos.
Share the value of community service projects with your students by introducing these ideas and concepts into your classroom.
Let's acknowledge scientists of color who have been underrepresented in science classrooms in the past.
Teacher frustration has many outlets, including venting. What are some healthy ways to vent and deal with your frustration?
Clingy students can make life awkward and difficult for teachers. These five steps can help you handle your problem.
These three teachers, who went above and beyond for their students, prove why everyone should be thankful for teachers!
Here's your lifeline to survive the season.
Follow this four-step strategy to encourage participation from students in your classroom.
School anxiety can be stressful for any child. Here are eight strategies to help students learn to cope.
This is your defense for sneezes and sniffling noses!
A veteran teachers talks about the various ways teachers can grow within their careers without leaving the classroom.
Research shows that successful charter schools focus on high expectations and high support. Should traditional schools look to do the same?
Use these fast and easy Halloween costume ideas.
Find out if your school is on this list!
Here's your time out from the mental gymnastics.
Halloween at school can sometimes get out of hand—especially if the kindergarteners are visited by a rude gorilla!
A teacher shares what she has learned about education around the world after working with educators from across the globe.
Look at student teaching as your first job interview.
Most teachers in the U.S. work with students who have learning disabilities.
Try these ideas when your students push your limits.
Every teacher faces these typical stressors throughout the year.
Prospective teacher fears are common to many people seeking new jobs but shining a light on them can make them more approachable.
Here are five active listening techniques you can use in your classroom to encourage this important skill.
What professional nail-biter is keeping you up tonight?
Teacher-parent communication is key to getting parents involved in their child's education, which can improve academic outcomes.
To ensure you don't fall prey to negative teachers' poor attitudes, follow these tips for staying positive.
Teachers are passionate about their work, but when it comes to your teaching career, it's important to preserve a work-life balance. Here's how.
What is it that teachers do that ensures they will not get hired back after their first year of teaching? We break down seven fatal mistakes.
Teachers can help struggling students by paying attention to signs of frustration and intervening quickly with extra help.
These three tips can help you create a positive classroom culture for your students.
Student retention might do more harm than good in making kids proficient readers. And there are alternative methods that can go a lot further.
See how one teacher used a recent earthquake to engage her students despite the natural disaster.
Education in Finland focuses on bringing joy to the classroom, so why not incorporate some of those strategies into your own class?
There's no bigger classroom distraction than a student using a phone. Teachers need practical strategies for dealing with cell phones in school.
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.
This might be the time to make your dreams come true.
Do your classroom decorations represent your students? Do they inspire or distract? Here's how to optimize the visual aspect of a learning environment.
Finish setting up your classroom with these great deals for teachers.
Start this list now for a stress-free first day at school.
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.
Don't just look at that checklist, get it DONE!
Teachers may use different teaching strategies and more technology when they return to school after remote learning.
Keep your emotions in check at home and in the classroom.
Now that your students are back in school, how about you?
Here is a high school summer reading list that is "teenager-approved" and can help combat summer brain drain.
Get back into your education frame of mind with these great TED Talks.
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.
Next year could be a transitional year with students and teachers back in schools. Here's how teachers can adjust.
Consider yourself a funny teacher? See how many of your best teacher jokes fall into these categories.
As the pandemic continues, teacher and student evaluation is less important and less useful than feedback and suggestions for improvement.
Remote learning poses unique challenges for teachers. Learn how connecting with students can help even the most reluctant remote learners.
Administering tests can be tricky under normal circumstances. Here's how to deal with the unique challenges of testing in the remote learning environment.
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.
Only 1 in 4 LGBTQ students feels safe at school. These tips will help teachers create safe, welcoming, inclusive spaces for all their students.
Don’t let them hit the “snooze button” during your golden moment of opportunity.
These are the things we gladly keep from our students.
Appreciation for teachers and the work they've done has grown since the pandemic began over a year ago.
Teachers should understand the role of a school social worker in order to best help students in need.
If you want school districts to notice you, your new teacher resume should be uniquely formatted and free of errors.
Student teachers are facing many challenges during remote learning. Here are a few tips on how to overcome them.
Catch on to your students’ own trendy language.
When it comes to struggling students, you should become familiar with your school's academic policies that could offer assistance for classroom success.
Use these five tips to increase and sustain your teacher energy.
Combat absenteeism during remote learning with these tips.
You're just about there: frazzled to a frizzle!
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 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.
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.
These tips and tricks can help you anticipate virtual teacher interview questions, avoid any technical hiccups, and ace your next interview.
Remote learning is here to stay but we need to improve its effectiveness.
Here's how avoiding perfectionism can help you be a more productive, healthy, and happy teacher.
Teaching through a pandemic is taking an emotional toll on teachers. Here are seven ideas for getting through your next tough day.
It won't take to much time of money for these healthy changes.
The coronavirus pandemic has generated the need for a SPED teacher who can develop fresh, creative solutions to reach the most vulnerable kids.
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.
Gear up for holiday jobs now and manage any classroom.
Every teacher should work toward abolishing prejudices in the classroom. Here are three books that can help any educator become an anti-racist educator.
Inevitably, you're going to get bad advice from teachers. Here's how you can tune it out and turn it into something positive.
Teachers need more training and support in remote learning to reach kids and be successful.
Check out this review for a great read over the break.
We rate the trendiest diets to use now, before the holidays!
Spice up dry subjects with these seasonal ideas!
These simple tricks can turn around the story in your head.
These students know what actually works in the classroom.
How do you prepare yourself for a role as a substitute teacher? Follow these six tips from a pro!
Education trends will always impact a teacher's classroom. Here's how the trend of flipped learning has transformed one teacher's classroom.
These three free online tools can help you create fun, collaborative quizzes for students.
It's your first day as a teacher. Just take a deep breath and read these tips from someone who has been there before.
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.
Here are four critical points that may help alleviate students’ anxieties with math.
Just remember these things when you become overwhelmed!
Keep your students—and yourself—sane and engaged during times of self-isolation and quarantine with these seven strategies.
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.
Here's how you handle the myths about what people think you do as a teacher.
Reap the Professional Benefits from Teaching Over the Summer.
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.
This is how you work with those contrary students.
Increasing teacher diversity takes innovation and creativity, and keeping those teachers requires building and promoting a larger vision.
Help your ELL students retain what they learned this year.
This is the time you’ve worked for all year long.
Today's teacher job interview may have questions about remote teaching and students' mental health.
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?
The most important opinions on your performance comes from your students.
You don't have to fake alertness now!
Take stock of the past year while you have a break.
Enjoy these inspiring stories about making a difference in the classroom.
Celebrate the difference you make in kids’ lives.
Here are seven effective classroom management tactics that teachers use every day.
This is how you keep your students from consuming pencil fragments during testing time.
Learn about a great resource for teachers, parents, and students to understand the important relationship between teenagers and sleep.
Here’s how you land that job when opportunity calls.
Distance learning is more successful with collaboration. Here's now teachers can support parents who are homeschooling kids for the first time.
You can actually teach kids empathy throughout all of your curriculum subjects.
What are the biggest antagonists to proper time management for teachers, and how can you combat these time sucks?
Here's how you can cope with—and thrive in—a toxic school environment.
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.
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).
Check out these five helpful tips so you can master email etiquette for teachers.
The best advice for teachers regarding gossip is to avoid it. But if you can't, here are some tips!
Help your students grasp international peace with this challenge
Prepare to handle colleague challenges before they come.
Have you recognized these faces of bullying in your classroom yet?
Be mindful that what you share can be shared by others in a myriad of ways!
This is for those students who are dressing like they're still on vacation!
Here's how you work through these sensitive and potentially challenging meetings.
Read about perfect timing and other common teacher wishes.
Use these tips NOW before those cute little faces aren't so cute anymore!
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!
Use these silly scenarios to help you prepare for school!
This may be your optimal work-life balance solution!
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!
Use a long weekend to binge on these movies with messages for teachers.
Summer can be restful, but stressful on the budget.
Rest and relax this summer, then elevate your game!
Take this actionable advice to land that teaching job.
Shift from being a teacher to a parent with these tips.
Bring in quick cash with one of these fun gigs.
Keep the cash coming in over the summer break.
Set yourself up for great summer starting right now.
How do you decide when two roads are equally appealing?
Use these ideas when science class starts to drag.
It’s the last thing, but sometimes the necessary thing to do.
It’s that time of year when pressure can come at you from all directions.
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.
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.
This is how you edge above the competition for teaching jobs.
Use these actual empathy teaching methods in your classroom.
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.
These four effective and efficient classroom hacks will make your life as a teacher easier.
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.
Discovering our own weaknesses as a teacher is tough. How can colleagues and students show us what we can't see for ourselves?
There is no set curriculum for how to teach happiness, but with no shortage of student stress—the need is undeniable.
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?
Learning to say no is an important skill some of us need to develop. Here's some teacher advice on the most effective ways to say no.
As a special education teacher in middle school, your job is to help your students through this pivotal time by empowering them to be their best selves.
What's the best way to avoid tension during crucial conversations? Check out these techniques from a book with the same name.
Use these tips to wrap things up before the long Thanksgiving weekend.
Never underestimate how your suggestions will impact your students.
Establish strong ground rules for debates in your classroom.
Here are five ways to reframe negative thoughts as a teacher in order to stay happy and healthy.
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.
Use these tips to help your students learn the value of group work.
Feeling anxious about school? Here are some strategies to help you manage teacher anxiety.
If you're looking for stellar material to supplement your curriculum, check out these 10 free resources for teachers.
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.
An increase in phenomena-based activities means learning how to properly manage science lab equipment usage. Here are three tips for building a strategy.
You can become a teacher with a bachelor's degree even if you didn't study education. These three teachers are proof.
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.
Financial planning for teachers is extremely important. Here are some tips to help you master your money.
How you set up your classroom can make a big difference in your students' success.
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.
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?
Becoming pen pals with international students is a great way for your class to learn to appreciate other cultures.
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.
There are no time machines, so take it from a veteran who's seen it all.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A student working on a Mother's Day card
If you plan on becoming a teacher, you've picked the right time. Technology innovations make for next-level classroom experiences.
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.
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.
Use these three Earth Day activities to teach your students how to be environmental problem solvers and create positive change.
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.
Teachers can create a digital teaching portfolio using different platforms to showcase their work, experience, approach, and skills.
Are you preparing your students for state standardized testing as best as possible? Here are four tips to help them succeed.
Differentiated learning is the key to helping struggling students reach the finish line. Here's what you need to know to put it to work.
A few college courses, online or on-site, may be all that separate a paraprofessional educator from becoming a teacher.
Going digital improved a popular but dated school project in this teacher's classroom.
A class video project can be an empowering experience for students that enhances learning in the classroom.
Parapros represent an important pool of potential teaching talent.
Are you on the fence about whether science notebooks would work for your class? Learn about their benefits and how to best implement them.
Energize your students with these 100th Day of School activities.
Teachers should know how to teach handwriting, which is still an important part of students' education.
Takes these 7 consistency actions now to reach your goals.
If you're looking to make the move toward an environmentally friendly classroom, start with these five simple tips.
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.
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.
Rise to popularity just for knowing how to make math fun and easy with these strategies.
Some fun Thanksgiving facts to get your students into the holiday spirit.
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.
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.
These WGU teachers college graduates use time management techniques to succeed at work despite their chronic illnesses.
These books are great tools for teaching safety lessons in the classroom.
Use these tips to maximize your mentor-student teacher relationship and build new teaching skills.
Educational videos can increase student motivation in the classroom
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.
By tracking the sun, students will learn about the seasons and understand patterns, cause, and effect. Learn how to implement this activity in your class.
Are you wondering how to create a curriculum that builds on the standard lesson while giving it your own personal flair? Check out these four tips.
Learning management systems (LMS) can help teachers, students, and parents stay organized and on the same page. Here are the pros and cons you should know.
Classroom gamification is a hot trend and a fun way to encourage participation — as long as it's done right.
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.
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.
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.
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.
These seven heartwarming videos of teacher surprises will surely brighten your day.
Use these fun activities to celebrate National Pet Week in your classroom.
You can help your students with SAT and ACT test prep by pointing them to good, free resources and building their test-taking confidence.
Here are five tips to help you find teaching resources on a budget.
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!
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.
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.
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.
Here are some top ed tech trends for 2017 and what they can mean for your classroom.
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.
School IT has its challenges. Be prepared to meet them with these tips from three savvy teachers who use technology in their classrooms.
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.
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.
Plagiarism and cheating in the classroom have always been difficult for teachers, but these incidents are also the perfect teachable moments.
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.
Working diligently with gifted and talented students in the regular classroom can be challenging, but it's well worth the results.
Some facts to inform the debate.
Students from underserved communities explore robotics and programming.
Here are some ways to use technology in classrooms to make learning fun for your students, 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.
Public speaking causes anxiety in the classroom. Here are some presentation tips for students which can ease them into this important skill.
Thank goodness these teaching strategies are a thing of the past.