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17 Jan 2018

Advice for New Teachers

By | January 17th, 2018|K12, Teacher Tips|0 Comments

Walking into your new classroom can be intimidating, especially if it's your first time teaching. Here are some tips (directly from teachers) to keep in mind as you get adjusted in your classroom. Breathe. Don't try to be "cool" but don't be afraid to show your personality. Breathe some more. Be prepared to wing it. [...]

10 Jan 2018

Teaching New Concepts Without a Lecture

By | January 10th, 2018|K12, Teacher Tips|0 Comments

Coming up with new and interesting ways to present subject matter can sometimes be a challenge. Instead of defaulting to lecture mode, consider some of these other methods! Flip your classroom. Have them do an edpuzzle if you have access to laptops. Pair and group work activities. Whole class activities can be a bit slow [...]

3 Jan 2018

Bouncing Back After the Holidays

By | January 3rd, 2018|K12, Teacher Tips|0 Comments

It’s easy to get burnt out right before a holiday break. Now that we’re back from a long weekend, it can be difficult for you and your students to get back into the swing of things. Here are some tips on how to keep your momentum up and running. Give students some time to talk [...]

20 Dec 2017

Making the Most of Your Break

By | December 20th, 2017|K12, Teacher Tips|0 Comments

Christmas break is right around the corner, and it’s a great time to relax and recharge for the upcoming semester. Here are some tips on how to make the most of this time and to get geared up for an awesome 2018! Create – Enjoy some arts and crafts, try out a new recipe, or [...]

13 Dec 2017

Teacher Tips for Relaxation

By | December 13th, 2017|Teacher Tips|0 Comments

We asked our teachers about their favorite ways to relax. We see a bit of a trend with the bubble baths and wine! Check out this list and see what appeals to you. “Steaming hot baths with an aromatherapy shower bomb!” “I get together with my colleagues for dinner a few times a year. It [...]

6 Dec 2017

Student Led Lesson Plans

By | December 6th, 2017|K12, Teacher Tips|0 Comments

Successfully structuring a way for students to teach their peers can prove to be challenging. We directly asked teachers what they do to implement this process and for tips they could share. When it comes to math, pick a problem that has multiple ways of being solved. Have students explain or show their way of [...]

6 Nov 2017

Coaching 101: Asking Curious and Powerful Questions

By | November 6th, 2017|Teacher Tips|0 Comments

One of the most important skills of a coach – think life coach, instructional coach, or leadership coach -  is asking curious and powerful questions.  Here are three tips to amplify your question asking and elevate your coaching skills – even if you are not a trained coach: Tip #1:  Start your questions with “what,” [...]

14 Jun 2017

Fun Summer Jobs for Teachers

By | June 14th, 2017|Teacher Tips|0 Comments

Teachers, we know the summer supposed to be your time to relax. But if you find yourself getting stir crazy and you miss the excitement of work, we’ve got you covered. Here are five summer jobs that are perfect for teachers! 1. Camp Counselor This can be a great part-time or full-time summer position, depending [...]

7 Jun 2017

10 Summer Must-Do Activities

By | June 7th, 2017|Teacher Tips|0 Comments

Summer is the time where you can finally relax and unwind, at least for a little bit! Here is a list of 10 things that should be on your summer to-do list. Go on a Road Trip Now is the time to take that adventure you’ve always thought about. Whether it’s a full-fledged cross-country exploration [...]

31 May 2017

Name Brand Stores with Teacher Discounts

By | May 31st, 2017|Teacher Tips|0 Comments

Teachers, we know you work hard. Check out our list of retail stores that help support teachers by offering special discounts and promotions. All store discounts in the list have been verified! Banana Republic – 15% off full-priced purchases for both students and teachers, in stores only Barnes & Noble – Sign up for their [...]