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

Teaching moments

Send them on their way in the most memorable way.

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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.

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New teachers share why their surprising and heartwarming experiences are some of the best perks of the job.

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

Teaching moments

Show your struggling students that they can still succeed.

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In difficult times, we can all use some good ideas about how to be joyful—both in the classroom and throughout our lives.

Professional development

A classroom observation can be anxiety-producing, even for an experienced teacher. Here are some tips to help.

Classroom innovation

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

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

Classroom innovation

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

Classroom innovation

Use this free activity to celebrate the day when everyone is Irish.

Classroom innovation

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

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

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.

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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.

Beyond the classroom

Effective teacher collaboration is an absolute necessity. So how can teachers work successfully and productively in collaborative groups?

Professional development

First-year teachers who have a strong mentor-mentee relationship increase their chances to grow and flourish—and return for a second year.

Classroom innovation

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

Classroom innovation

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

Professional development

Here are some suggestions for how to revisit our original school planning in order to make the most of this school year.

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

First item on your back-to-school list: establish rapport with your students.

Professional development

Should you adjust to student's preferences for faster-paced learning and technology? Here's what science says about instant gratification.

Beyond the classroom

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

Classroom innovation

Classroom routines that are small but mighty can help kids feel safe, comfortable, and able to focus on learning.

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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.

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

Professional development

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

Teaching moments

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

Classroom innovation

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

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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.

Classroom innovation

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

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

Teaching moments

Let's acknowledge scientists of color who have been underrepresented in science classrooms in the past.

Teaching moments

Teacher frustration has many outlets, including venting. What are some healthy ways to vent and deal with your frustration?

Teaching moments

Clingy students can make life awkward and difficult for teachers. These five steps can help you handle your problem.

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

Classroom innovation

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

Professional development

School anxiety can be stressful for any child. Here are eight strategies to help students learn to cope.

Classroom innovation

This is your defense for sneezes and sniffling noses!

Professional development

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

Classroom innovation

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

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Here's your time out from the mental gymnastics.

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

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

Professional development

Prospective teacher fears are common to many people seeking new jobs but shining a light on them can make them more approachable.

Classroom innovation

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

Beyond the classroom

What professional nail-biter is keeping you up tonight?

Beyond the classroom

Teacher-parent communication is key to getting parents involved in their child's education, which can improve academic outcomes.

Professional development

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

Beyond the classroom

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.

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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.

Teaching moments

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

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.

Classroom innovation

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

Classroom innovation

Education in Finland focuses on bringing joy to the classroom, so why not incorporate some of those strategies into your own class?

Teaching moments

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

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

Do your classroom decorations represent your students? Do they inspire or distract? Here's how to optimize the visual aspect of a learning environment.

Classroom innovation

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

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

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

Professional development

Teachers may use different teaching strategies and more technology when they return to school after remote learning.

Classroom innovation

One of the many challenges teachers face is dealing with all of the paper. Learn how to organize paperwork with these three tips.

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

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.

Professional development

Get back into your education frame of mind with these great TED Talks.

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

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.

Beyond the classroom

Next year could be a transitional year with students and teachers back in schools. Here's how teachers can adjust.

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

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

Teaching moments

Avoid these common mistakes and finish out the year strong. 

Professional development

As the pandemic continues, teacher and student evaluation is less important and less useful than feedback and suggestions for improvement.

Beyond the classroom

With schools reopening, teachers should focus less on what kids missed and more on connecting with them.

Teaching moments

Administering tests can be tricky under normal circumstances. Here's how to deal with the unique challenges of testing in the remote learning environment.

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The remote student learning experience has been, well, educational. Here's what teachers can learn from it.

Teaching moments

Only 1 in 4 LGBTQ students feels safe at school. These tips will help teachers create safe, welcoming, inclusive spaces for all their students.

Classroom innovation

Teachers may have to help kids with wearing a face mask correctly so that it's effective.

Teaching moments

These are the things we gladly keep from our students.

Beyond the classroom

Appreciation for teachers and the work they've done has grown since the pandemic began over a year ago.

Beyond the classroom

Teachers should understand the role of a school social worker in order to best help students in need.

Professional development

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

Classroom innovation

Student teachers are facing many challenges during remote learning. Here are a few tips on how to overcome them.

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.

Teaching moments

Combat absenteeism during remote learning with these tips.

Professional development

You're just about there: frazzled to a frizzle!

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.

Professional development

Classroom management plans for remote learning need to include ways to encourage kids to attend class and participate.

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.

Beyond the classroom

Teaching through a pandemic is taking an emotional toll on teachers. Here are seven ideas for getting through your next tough day.

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It won't take to much time of money for these healthy changes.

Professional development

The coronavirus pandemic has generated the need for a SPED teacher who can develop fresh, creative solutions to reach the most vulnerable kids.

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.

Beyond the classroom

Inevitably, you're going to get bad advice from teachers. Here's how you can tune it out and turn it into something positive.

Teaching moments

Check out this review for a great read over the break.

Beyond the classroom

We rate the trendiest diets to use now, before the holidays!

Teaching moments

Spice up dry subjects with these seasonal ideas!

Teaching moments

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

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.

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

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

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

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

Classroom innovation

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

Professional development

Award-winning Principal Baruti Kafele shares powerful advice for teachers.

Teaching moments

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

Beyond the classroom

Keep your students—and yourself—sane and engaged during times of self-isolation and quarantine with these seven strategies.

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

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

Professional development

Reap the Professional Benefits from Teaching Over the Summer.

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

Yes, there will be teaching jobs when schools open. Will they be any different?

Professional development

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

Teaching moments

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

Beyond the classroom

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

Professional development

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

Professional development

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

Beyond the classroom

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

Beyond the classroom

A school countdown can help students stay on top of due dates, focus on the present, and get excited about the future.

Classroom innovation

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

Teaching moments

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

Professional development

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

Beyond the classroom

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

Beyond the classroom

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

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.

Beyond the classroom

The best advice for teachers regarding gossip is to avoid it. But if you can't, here are some tips!

Teaching moments

Be mindful that what you share can be shared by others in a myriad of ways!

Beyond the classroom

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

Professional development

Here's how you work through these sensitive and potentially challenging meetings.

Professional development

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

Professional development

This may be your optimal work-life balance solution!

Beyond the classroom

These are the reasons you became a teacher in the first place.

Classroom innovation

Use these ideas at home now, and in the classroom later.

Beyond the classroom

Tackle these common unknowns with this advice.

Beyond the classroom

Shift from being a teacher to a parent with these tips.

Professional development

Yes, you can have a successful lifelong teaching career.

Beyond the classroom

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

Classroom innovation

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

Beyond the classroom

Carefully weigh your decision before become a principal or director.

Teaching moments

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.

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.

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

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

Beyond the classroom

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

Professional development

Taking online classes in a teaching program is one thing. Doing it while working full-time adds another layer. Read these accounts of making it work.

Classroom innovation

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.

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.

Beyond the classroom

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

Beyond the classroom

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

Beyond the classroom

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

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.

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.

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!

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.

Classroom innovation

Journal writing can be a fun way to get students to connect to lessons. Here's how one teacher has used this activity to inspire her class.

Beyond the classroom

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.

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

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

Classroom innovation

Check out three global collaboration projects that will help promote cultural empathy in your classroom.

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

These 10 questions will gauge your tech savviness as a teacher.

Classroom innovation

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

Professional development

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

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

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.

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.

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

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

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.

Professional development

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

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.

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

Knowing how to become a teacher includes knowing how to be a good student teacher. Use these tips to have a great student teaching experience.

Teaching moments

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

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.

Classroom innovation

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

Professional development

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

Classroom innovation

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.

Professional development

Takes these 7 consistency actions now to reach your goals.

Classroom innovation

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

Classroom innovation

Active learning centers can transform more than just the classroom.

Classroom innovation

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

Classroom innovation

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

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

Classroom innovation

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

Teaching moments

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

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.

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

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

Beyond the classroom

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

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.

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

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

Classroom innovation

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

Beyond the classroom

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

Classroom innovation

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

Classroom innovation

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

Beyond the classroom

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

Professional development

If you're wondering how to become a special education teacher, here's what one successful educator had to say about having the right passion and attitude.

Professional development

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

Classroom innovation

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

Classroom innovation

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

Professional development

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

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

Teaching is hard, but there are some ways you can make it easier on yourself.

Professional development

It's easy to connect with some students, but parents can be a different story. Here's how to foster positive parent-teacher communication during the year.

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.

Beyond the classroom

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

Teaching moments

I learned very early the phrases to avoid with students, and I understood even at a young age that teacher comments could be devastating or empowering.