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The resources to thrive—and the laughs to survive—as an educator.
Keep your students—and yourself—sane and engaged during times of self-isolation and quarantine with these seven strategies.
Not every student teacher becomes a new hire as soon as they finish their program. Following these tips can make you the easy choice.
The end of the year is the perfect time for a teacher self-evaluation. Here are some questions to ask yourself as you evaluate own teaching career.
Here's how you handle the myths about what people think you do as a teacher.
One teacher's curiosity was piqued by Kagan cooperative learning. She set out to learn more about its benefits and challenges, and here's what she found.
Yes, there will be teaching jobs when schools open. Will they be any different?
Increasing teacher diversity takes innovation and creativity, and keeping those teachers requires building and promoting a larger vision.
Land your teaching job with this former principal's advice.
Accomplish a goal within the first month of your summer break.
Help your ELL students retain what they learned this year.
This is the summer to finally take care of yourself.
Which career-boosting summer activities are worth your time? Some veteran teachers share their best experiences.
This is the time you’ve worked for all year long.
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.
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.
Start your new organizing system now for a smoother school year.
We all need all the support we can get, so we’ve set up this page as a central resource for tips, tools, and assistance for teaching remotely!
Savor every minute with the change of pace starting NOW.
Send them on their way in the most memorable way.
Student retention might do more harm than good in making kids proficient readers. And there are alternative methods that can go a lot further.
Brace yourself for the end-of-year games coming your way!
Bring them back with these easy strategies.
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.
Enjoy these inspiring stories about making a difference in the classroom.
Celebrate the difference you make in kids’ lives.
This is how you put your best foot forward.
Here are seven effective classroom management tactics that teachers use every day.
You are likely your own harshest critic.
Use these behaviors and put yourself on a “different” career path.
It can be stressful dealing with difficult parents as a teacher. But there are plenty of methods you can use to ease the tension and find a solution.
If you've been feeling burned out lately, these four strategies for boosting teacher motivation will help you keep going.
Distance learning is the new normal for the foreseeable future. How can teachers help students facing remote learning challenges?
Distance learning is more successful with collaboration. Here's now teachers can support parents who are homeschooling kids for the first time.
These are the things we gladly keep from our students.
There are so many reasons to be glad that you’re a teacher.
WGU recently teamed up with leading lifestyle brand, POPSUGAR, to create a series of fun, inspirational profiles on the university’s amazing grads.
Many factors contribute to student achievement. Here are four teachers' opinions on the educator's role in enabling student success.
Check out five teacher tools and classroom management tips to ensure increased productivity.
From the classroom to your resume to your finances, spring cleaning all aspects of your professional life is simple with these tips.
Get ready for a real break during the school recess.
What are the biggest antagonists to proper time management for teachers, and how can you combat these time sucks?
This is your defense for sneezes and sniffling noses!
Don’t let them hit the “snooze button” during your golden moment of opportunity.
You're just about there: frazzled to a frizzle!
Many teachers deal with teaching anxiety in the classroom. But there are ways to reduce it.
Here's how you can cope with—and thrive in—a toxic school environment.
These Valentine's Day ideas for teachers are sure to make your classroom a fun-filled place on February 14.
Consider yourself a funny teacher? See how many of your best teacher jokes fall into these categories.
Mental health awareness is an important conversation few schools have with their students. Introducing the right resources can make a huge difference.
As a teacher, you hope to avoid being confronted with extreme student behaviors. Your best bet is to develop a plan and stop behaviors before they begin.
If you evaluated your teaching methods over the holidays and realized you're not where you need to be, you're not alone. Here's how to correct course.
Use these five tips to increase and sustain your teacher energy.
Get things under control with these "macro" strategies!
These five classroom activities will help you and your students truly honor the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and the civil rights movement.
Here's how avoiding perfectionism can help you be a more productive, healthy, and happy teacher.
When you're having trouble controlling your classroom, reining your students back in should be a top priority. Here's how one teacher hit the reset button.
Giving clear instructions to students is key to their success in the classroom. These steps can help ensure that your students tackle tasks confidently.
Breaking bad teacher habits and improving good ones will take some work—but the results are worth the effort. Here's how you can form healthier habits.
Use these five time management tips for kindergarten teachers to get a better handle on your classroom (and your life outside the school).
If you set only one or two New Year goals, you'll see more of a return. Use these tips to get started.
Engaging students during the long, dark winter months can be particularly challenging for teachers. Here are two concrete strategies to keep them awake.
Check out these five helpful tips so you can master email etiquette for teachers.
While many students love winter break, others struggle with class inequalities while school's out of session. These strategies can help your students.
Stress management for teachers takes many forms. To help you combat holiday season stress, here are five simple tricks that can be done at school.
It's almost time to shower teachers with tokens of appreciation. Here are a few ideas for awesome teacher gifts, like gift cards or thank-you notes.
Living with a teacher can be overwhelming. Once you accept these truths, you'll be better equipped to share your space with the educator in your life.
The best time for a teacher sick day is never!
Here's your lifeline to survive the season.
Check out this review for a great read over the break.
This is how you make this day something more than a date on the calendar.
Find out if your school is on this list!
Implement these habits now before the holidays make mornings even harder.
Keep your roles at home and school in working order.
Spice up dry subjects with these seasonal ideas!
Prepare to handle colleague challenges before they come.
Here's your time out from the mental gymnastics.
Which Hogwarts Professor do you most resemble?
This might be the time to make your dreams come true.
Use this great poster in your classroom for National Bullying Prevention Month
These students know what actually works in the classroom.
Have you recognized these faces of bullying in your classroom yet?
Now that your students are back in school, how about you?
What professional nail-biter is keeping you up tonight?
Be mindful that what you share can be shared by others in a myriad of ways!
Know both the opportunities and limits for teacher friendships at school.
Finish setting up your classroom with these great deals for teachers.
Avoid these patterns now before it's "too late"!
Read about perfect timing and other common teacher wishes.
Maintain the right balance between friendliness and authority in the classroom.
Just remember these things when you become overwhelmed!
Look at student teaching as your first job interview.
Use this to prepare for your first days in the classroom.
Here's why guys make great teachers too.
This is your indispensable guide to set up your class FAST!
Just remember to do these 3 things to start the new school year.
Start this list now for a stress-free first day at school.
Don't just look at that checklist, get it DONE!
Don't let these mistakes wreak havoc on your life before school starts!
Use these silly scenarios to help you prepare for school!
This may be your optimal work-life balance solution!
Use these ideas at home now, and in the classroom later.
Tackle these common unknowns with this advice.
Will a private, public or charter school be the right place for you?
Keep your emotions in check at home and in the classroom.
Use a long weekend to binge on these movies with messages for teachers.
Use these teacher perks to afford that dream trip.
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.
Keep the cash coming in over the summer break.
Yes, you can have a successful lifelong teaching career.
Set yourself up for great summer starting right now.
How do you decide when two roads are equally appealing?
Start grasping the summer you deserve now!
Prepare them for the year-end spelling bee!
One of these fun activities will help you fill post-testing time gaps.
It’s that time of year when pressure can come at you from all directions.
There’s still time to efficiently finish out the school year.
Carefully weigh your decision before become a principal or director.
Show your struggling students that they can still succeed.
Celebrate April Fools’ Day throughout the month with these fun ideas.
You body language as a teacher can impact your students' learning, and their body language is a window into their mood.
This will help see you through to summer vacation.
This is how you edge above the competition for teaching jobs.
Use these actual empathy teaching methods in your classroom.
Many teaching techniques of the past belong right there.
These quick activities are going to give your students the energy boost they need.
This quick activity will add a spark to your Presidents Day unit.
These four effective and efficient classroom hacks will make your life as a teacher easier.
Use these 12 perspectives about English Language Learner students.
Advice from alumni is sometimes the perfect tool for increasing student engagement. Discover how an alumni speaker series can help your students.
There is no set curriculum for how to teach happiness, but with no shortage of student stress—the need is undeniable.
Stop letting your projects squeeze out personal priorities.
Taking online classes in a teaching program is one thing. Doing it while working full-time adds another layer. Read these accounts of making it work.
Find out how implementing stretch goals can help your school become more productive and innovative.
One of these actions will help you start the year strong.
Using humor in the classroom can make learning fun for both teachers and students! Here's how one teacher raps lessons to keep her class excited.
Holiday breaks are one of the best perks of being a teacher. But enjoying a relaxing break requires planning and productivity before your break begins.
How do you prepare yourself for a role as a substitute teacher? Follow these six tips from a pro!
It's worth the effort to apply for teacher award recognitions.
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.
Kids vaping is a dangerous health issue with long-term impact. Here's how parents and teachers can deal with the e-cigarette epidemic.
Use these fast and easy Halloween costume ideas.
Halloween at school can sometimes get out of hand—especially if the kindergarteners are visited by a rude gorilla!
Tired of your lesson plan getting derailed by outside distractions? Here are five tricks you can use to get everything back on track.
Find out what one teacher learned when she investigated the use of restorative justice in schools.
What happened when dogs began visiting this teacher's classroom window? Read about the power of dogs to build relationships in school.
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.
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.
When building a relationship with your principal, it's important to understand what principals value. Here are six characteristics principals look for.
Use these tips to help your students learn the value of group work.
Student anxiety is one issue every teacher will face. Here's how to understand the signs and help students cope.
If you're looking for stellar material to supplement your curriculum, check out these 10 free resources for teachers.
Here are five active listening techniques you can use in your classroom to encourage this important skill.
An increase in phenomena-based activities means learning how to properly manage science lab equipment usage. Here are three tips for building a strategy.
Too many students can make teaching a challenge. Here are three tips for how to manage an overcrowded classroom.
A teacher's job is to create a learning environment where all students feel safe. Here's how you can make LGBTQ students feel welcome in your classroom.
You can become a teacher with a bachelor's degree even if you didn't study education. These three teachers are proof.
Follow this four-step strategy to encourage participation from students in your classroom.
Listening to parents articulate the student skills they want their children to have can be very valuable for teachers. Here are five skills I focus on.
Financial planning for teachers is extremely important. Here are some tips to help you master your money.
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.
How you set up your classroom can make a big difference in your students' success.
It's your first day as a teacher. Just take a deep breath and read these tips from someone who has been there before.
Trust is vital to a productive classroom. Here's how to build trust with students and create a healthy classroom environment for learning.
Building the parent-teacher relationship has never been easier thanks to these tools that are designed for proactive, positive communication.
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.
Education trends will always impact a teacher's classroom. Here's how the trend of flipped learning has transformed one teacher's classroom.
Check out these three techniques for incorporating more formative assessments into your curriculum.
An effective social-emotional learning curriculum helps students see that behavioral changes can lead to success in the classroom.
There are no time machines, so take it from a veteran who's seen it all.
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.
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.
These 10 questions will gauge your tech savviness as a teacher.
A teacher shares what she has learned about education around the world after working with educators from across the globe.
Figuring out how to achieve work-life balance as a teacher is a huge challenge, but it's essential to avoiding burnout. Here are some tips on how to do it.
Career coaches for teachers can help educators put their best foot forward in the classroom. Here are three benefits, according to one science teacher.
America's current teacher shortage is influenced by poor job satisfaction and a marked disinterest in the profession. How can schools fix the problem?
Wondering how to change careers? Mike Lewis's book "When to Jump: When the Job You Have Isn't the Life You Want" is a step-by-step guide.
All teachers sometimes feel frustrated by the stresses of the classroom. Here are three student success stories to reaffirm your love of teaching.
With the help of Stephen Marches "The Unmade Bed," this teacher learned why it's important to combat stereotypes and gender roles in education.
Teaching multiple grade levels is a challenge that will keep you on your toes—and make you a better teacher.
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.
Supporting and guiding students can ensure that they choose the path that's right for them. Here's how one teacher succeeded.
Professional development for teachers is more than attending conferences. These three actions are crucial for making sure you hit your career goals.
If you plan on becoming a teacher, you've picked the right time. Technology innovations make for next-level classroom experiences.
Whether you're simply attending or participating as a presenter, education conferences encourage professional growth among teachers.
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.
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.
Use these three Earth Day activities to teach your students how to be environmental problem solvers and create positive change.
Check out these tips on how to prepare for a field trip to ensure every adventure is a success.
If you want school districts to notice you, your new teacher resume should be uniquely formatted and free of errors.
Are you preparing your students for state standardized testing as best as possible? Here are four tips to help them succeed.
Differentiated learning is the key to helping struggling students reach the finish line. Here's what you need to know to put it to work.
A few college courses, online or on-site, may be all that separate a paraprofessional educator from becoming a teacher.
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.
A veteran teachers talks about the various ways teachers can grow within their careers without leaving the classroom.
Going digital improved a popular but dated school project in this teacher's classroom.
In the world of education trends, supporting girls in STEM is leading the pack. So what can you do to support your students?
Black History Month is the perfect time to acknowledge scientists of color who have been underrepresented in science classrooms in the past.
When it comes to struggling students, you should become familiar with your school's academic policies that could offer assistance for classroom success.
Parapros represent an important pool of potential teaching talent.
Are you on the fence about whether science notebooks would work for your class? Learn about their benefits and how to best implement them.
If you're ready to become a teacher, you're likely applying to teaching programs. Here's everything you need to know about applications.
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.
Active learning centers can transform more than just the classroom.
It can be especially difficult for teachers to stay on track with their health goals. Here are some tips to make things easier.
Use this guide to create an unforgettable spy headquarters interactive classroom experience for your students.
Find out how implementing stretch goals can help your school become more productive and innovative.
Share the spirit of the season with your students through these videos.
Using technology in the classroom, like mobile apps, allows teachers&nbsp;to enhance their students' learning environment and also save time!
These tips for substitute teachers help maximize those times when students are quietly engaged in work and don't need direct instruction.
Share the value of community service projects with your students by introducing these ideas and concepts into your classroom.
To get students engaged in reading, try these five classic books and plays that offer timeless lessons on life, love, and phonies.
Rise to popularity just for knowing how to make math fun and easy with these strategies.
Use these mindfulness activities and bring your students into a state of calm and focus for the day.
Utilize your parent teacher organization troupes these four ways and make life easier for you as you head into the holiday breaks.
Start networking with teachers and other educators now before you plan your next job move.
Revitalize boring writing assignments with a curriculum based on The Walking Dead TV series.
If you have a story to tell, consider sharing it on your own teacher's blog.
If you feel hopeless because of failure, hold on; you're actually in the moment you can choose success.
To stop bullying, teachers need to empower students to govern themselves and foster a sense of community in the classroom. Here are three tips.
Don't miss out on these great ed tech offerings!
See how one teacher used a recent earthquake to engage her students despite the natural disaster.
These books are great tools for teaching safety lessons in the classroom.
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.
Women scientists have been hidden, forgotten, or ignored for too long. Here are seven amazing women to introduce your students to during lessons.
These three tips can help you create a positive classroom culture for your students.
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.
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.
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.
These first day of school ideas are a great way to get acquainted with your new kindergarten students.
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.
If you teach at a school that's open all year, here are three summer crafts for kids to keep your students smiling.
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.
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.
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.
These tips will help you prepare for your first teaching job interview and potential demonstration lesson.
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.
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.
Celebrate your students by awarding them meaningful and entertaining classroom superlatives at an end-of-year ceremony.
Here, a couple educators discuss their strategies for making the most of teaching after AP tests.
Take your teaching outside with these great tips for managing your students in a new, more distracting, location.
A first-generation graduate may have to overcome enormous adversity to succeed. Here's William's story.
These seven heartwarming videos of teacher surprises will surely brighten your day.
Use these fun activities to celebrate National Pet Week in your classroom.
Thinking about getting a smart board for your classroom? Check out our overview/review first.
You can help your students with SAT and ACT test prep by pointing them to good, free resources and building their test-taking confidence.
Be ready to handle any prom season situation, whether it occurs in or out of your classroom, by following these tips.
Chad Boender's inspiration to be a teacher stems from his love of, and passion for, teaching today's youth to be lifelong learners.
Use these activities to have the ultimate Arbor Day celebration and teach your class the importance of trees to our world.
It can be tricky to teach your students how to effectively conduct online research. Here are three Internet research tips to make every search a success.
How well do your students communicate in class? Try using the Think-Pair-Share strategy to engage students in effective discussions.
Balancing sports and academics can be a challenge for high school students.
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.
Making the transition from elementary to middle school classes can be a challenge. Here are some tips on how to help your students adjust.
Teaching after recess or lunch is tough. Here are some tips from a teacher on how to use meditation to make it easier.
It's imperative to maintain a substitute teacher preparation guide for days you miss school. Here's how to compile one.
Here are a few homeroom ideas to help you plan a better advisory period that supports students and builds camaraderie.
Think you might be ready to teach advanced classes? Here are four tips from a teacher to help you be successful.
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.
Here's how almost getting a speeding ticket changed one teacher's view on teacher attire.
School IT has its challenges. Be prepared to meet them with these tips from three savvy teachers who use technology in their classrooms.
Teaching diversity is essential in today's world. Here are four activities to help you celebrate diversity during Black History Month.
Teaching at a private school has advantages and disadvantages. Here's what one teacher had to say after making the switch.
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.
A simple reward system in the classroom can keep students engaged if it's used in the right way. Here's how it has worked for one teacher and her peers.
Changing careers as a teacher can mean going from high school to middle school, and the transition can be difficult. Here's what one teacher learned.
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.
Warmly welcoming every new student is a priority in our K-8 building. Here's how I've made them feel welcome.
Celebrating student birthdays is supposed to be fun. And with clear guidelines as to how, when, and what, everyone will feel equally loved.
Plagiarism and cheating in the classroom have always been difficult for teachers, but these incidents are also the perfect teachable moments.
Working diligently with gifted and talented students in the regular classroom can be challenging, but it's well worth the results.
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.
Some facts to inform the debate.
Students from underserved communities explore robotics and programming.
Teacher burnout can creep up on you. To keep it at bay, you need to take these proactive steps.
With education Twitter chats, teachers can gain and give expert advice, discover innovative classroom practices, and collaborate with peers.
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.
A parent-teacher meeting doesn't need to be stressful. These eight powerful tips will help you make sure yours are meaningful and effective.
Public speaking causes anxiety in the classroom. Here are some presentation tips for students which can ease them into this important skill.