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18 May 2016

How to Turn Reading Into Kids’ Favorite Summer Pastime

By | May 18th, 2016|Teach Talk, Teacher Tips|0 Comments

Research shows that children who do not read over the summer can fall behind on their reading progress, and this setback can have a long term impact on their education. Get your students amped up and excited to read this summer with our Summer Reading Challenge. Included are log sheet examples, as well as tips [...]

13 May 2016

Keep Calm and Teach On: 10 Ways to Calm an Upset Student

By | May 13th, 2016|Classroom Management, Teacher Tips|0 Comments

It’s an inevitable part of teaching -- an angry student. Unfortunately, some students simply don’t know how to self-calm and effectively manage their anger. While there is no magic fix for these stressful encounters, these ten tips can help diffuse situations by showing students respect and teaching self-regulation skills. 1. Stay Calm It is crucial [...]

28 Apr 2016

Tips for Parents to Teach Social Skills in Children

By | April 28th, 2016|Classroom Management, Teacher Tips|0 Comments

Social and emotional skills are critical to our children’s success. Research shows that these skills can be learned and taught, and they can have an important impact on students’ ability to thrive in school and in life. While schools are beginning to recognize the importance of strong social and emotional skills, parents and other caregivers [...]

26 Apr 2016

5 Creative Ways to Celebrate the End of the School Year with Your Students

By | April 26th, 2016|Teach Talk, Teacher Tips|0 Comments

Summer break is almost here! Celebrate the end of the school year by taking a break from your usual curriculum. Your students will love these activities as a reward for all of their hard work throughout the year. 1. Throw a Theme Party What better way to celebrate the end of the school year but [...]

26 Apr 2016

7 Ways to Keep Middle Schoolers Engaged in May and June

By | April 26th, 2016|Classroom Management, Teach Talk, Teacher Tips|0 Comments

The end of the school year is a time when educators and students alike may begin to lose focus. With the anticipation of summer break, both teaching and learning can become a challenge. Eighth-grade teacher Michelle asked the WeAreTeachers HELPLINE! for suggestions on fun activities to engage her class during the last week of school. [...]

22 Apr 2016

10 Creative Ways to Teach Social and Emotional Skills

By | April 22nd, 2016|Classroom Management, Teacher Tips|0 Comments

You know the importance of teaching students social and emotional skills. Here are a few ideas to help your students learn and develop these critical skills. Have fun incorporating them into your lessons. You’ll reap the rewards of better classroom management as well as engaged and ready-to-learn students! 1. The Power of Systematic Compliments Chris [...]

18 Apr 2016

How to Celebrate Cinco de Mayo in the Classroom

By | April 18th, 2016|Teach Talk, Teacher Tips|0 Comments

In Mexico, Cinco de Mayo is a holiday to commemorate the Mexican army’s 1862 victory over France at the battle of Puebla during the Franco-Mexican War. In the United States, the holiday has become a celebration of Mexican culture and heritage. For teachers, this special time of year means two things: warm weather has arrived [...]

13 Apr 2016


By | April 13th, 2016|Classroom Management, Teach Talk, Teacher Tips|0 Comments

School testing season is upon us. Beat the test prep blues with these creative tips and activities that will help make preparing for tests an engaging and productive activity. As an added bonus, many of these activities include downloadable handouts to help minimize prep time. Click the titles below to discover more. 1. Review Jeopardy [...]

13 Apr 2016

10 Books to Help Students with Test Anxiety

By | April 13th, 2016|Classroom Management, Teach Talk, Teacher Tips|0 Comments

Testing season is here and it’s a stressful time for students and teachers alike. Thank goodness for the authors who have tackled this tough topic and provided kids with stories to help them deal with the anxiety they may be feeling about upcoming tests and state exams. Take a look at these ten titles and [...]

13 Apr 2016


By | April 13th, 2016|Classroom Management, Teach Talk, Teacher Tips|0 Comments

Inspired by National Library Week (April 10-16), we’ve compiled a list of 10 books that help children understand their feelings and emotions. Social-emotional learning is critical to student development and their overall well-being. Learning to understand and cope with their feelings will help ensure students achieve their maximum potential in school and beyond. Whether you [...]