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12 Apr 2016

Celebrate Earth Day in the Classroom

By | April 12th, 2016|Teacher Tips|0 Comments

In celebration of Earth Day on April 22, engage your students with this delicious and educational activity about soil structure. Students will learn about soil horizons while building an edible soil model that they can enjoy after the lesson. Materials/Ingredients: Clear plastic cups and spoons (one for each student) Chocolate Rock Candy (substitute chocolate chips [...]

11 Apr 2016

The Best New Earth Day Books for Grades K-12

By | April 11th, 2016|Classroom Management, Teach Talk, Teacher Tips|0 Comments

Will you be talking about our planet and the challenges it faces with your students? With Earth Month starting on Monday, we thought we’d gather some of the latest books for kids and teens that celebrate nature, environmentalism and the outdoor world. They’re perfect for jumpstarting discussion, research and potentially even activism on the part [...]

6 Apr 2016

Creating a Positive Place to Learn: 10 Classroom Management Tips

By | April 6th, 2016|Classroom Management, Teacher Tips|0 Comments

Establishing classroom rules. A positive note home to parents. Clear and organized lesson plans. These are a few of the strategies proven to be effective in creating a positive learning environment for you and your students. Whether you’re a new or experienced teacher, these ten classroom management strategies will help you maintain a positive and [...]

1 Apr 2016

Peanut Butter & Jelly Day: Healthy New Takes on the Tried and True

By | April 1st, 2016|Teacher Tips, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Did you know that in the early 1900s peanut butter was considered a delicacy and was generally only enjoyed by the upper classes? Today, the peanut butter and jelly sandwich (PB&J) is a classic lunchbox staple. In fact, it is estimated that the average American will have consumed over 2,000 PB&Js before the age of [...]

28 Mar 2016

Our All-Time Favorite Books About Teaching

By | March 28th, 2016|Teach Talk, Teacher Tips|0 Comments

  Teach Like a Champion: 49 Techniques ​That Put Students on the Path to College by Doug Lemov So much of the daily work of leading a classroom is never taught in an education classroom. This book has received a great deal of buzz among teachers thanks to its detailed, step-by-step teaching techniques written in [...]

25 Mar 2016

Shh… Students Testing.

By | March 25th, 2016|Classroom Management, Teach Talk, Teacher Tips|0 Comments

So the school year is winding down. You've put together lesson plan after lesson plan. You've taught five days a week and never taken time off. Your students have learned and grown as individuals. You've successfully navigated the emotional rollercoaster that is being an educator for another full year, but all your effort boils down [...]

24 Mar 2016


By | March 24th, 2016|Teach Talk, Teacher Tips|0 Comments

We found free books for low-income schools, literacy grants, free ebook databases and we even offer some of our favorite ideas for finding books on the cheap. We hope this helps you fill the shelves of your classroom library and foster a love of reading in your students. 1. First Book - If at least [...]

23 Mar 2016

9 Ways to Keep the Classics Fresh in High School English

By | March 23rd, 2016|Teacher Tips|0 Comments

“But this book is so old!” Sound familiar? Never fear! Here are some foolproof ways to keep the classics fresh for the modern-day student. 1. Pair contemporary poetry and short stories with the classics. Invite students to read modern short stories and poetry and make thematic connections to a classic you are reading in class. [...]

23 Mar 2016

Top 20 Books That Teach Social Skills

By | March 23rd, 2016|Teach Talk, Teacher Tips|0 Comments

There are few things bookworms revere more than a quality book list. For that reason, we're sharing one with you. Some of these will surely look familiar. Some will be brand new. Without further adieu, here are the Top 20 Books That Teach Social Skills. Click the title to learn more about the book on [...]

18 Mar 2016

Spring Bulletin Board Ideas

By | March 18th, 2016|K12, Teacher Tips|0 Comments

Spring is the season for new beginnings. The weather gets warmer. The daytime gets longer. Trees grow new leaves and flowers bloom to brighten everything in sight. For teachers, the season provides a perfect opportunity to redecorate the classroom and incorporate fun, fresh activities into the lesson plan. In an effort to spread some springtime [...]