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Teaching New Concepts Without a Lecture

January 10th, 2018|

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 [...]

Bouncing Back After the Holidays

January 3rd, 2018|

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 [...]

Making the Most of Your Break

December 20th, 2017|

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 [...]

Student Led Lesson Plans

December 6th, 2017|

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 [...]

Class Rewards That Don’t Involve Money

November 29th, 2017|

Finding ways to reward your students without breaking the bank can sometimes be a challenge. Check out this list of awesome class reward ideas that will not cost you any money! 1. Win a day [...]

Unexpected Classroom Moments – by a teacher!

October 18th, 2017|

Teaching is a profession you can study and plan for, but is something you can’t fully prepare for except by just diving right in. An anonymous teacher gave us these insightful reflections on what surprised [...]

Tips for Managing Middle Schoolers

October 11th, 2017|

There are different challenges that come with teaching each grade level. Here are some tips directly from teachers on how they manage their middle school classes. Establish your expectations and teaching procedures Think about how [...]

Keeping the Classroom Fresh

October 4th, 2017|

Attempting to work, think, and innovate in a stale environment can be an incredibly difficult task for anyone. Going day-to-day in the same room can make you lose interest and passion in what you’re doing. [...]

Tips for Reducing Test Anxiety

September 27th, 2017|Tags: , , |

Test anxiety is something that unfortunately affects many students. The fear of not knowing the right information and the fear of failing can be paralyzing. In turn, this can cause students to score lower on [...]

15 Book to Movie Adaptations for High School

September 20th, 2017|

They say that movies are never as good as the books. Do you agree? Check out this great list of 15 books that have been made into movies and cast your vote! The Road   [...]

15 Book to Movie Adaptations for Middle Grades

September 13th, 2017|

They say that movies are never as good as the books. Do you agree? Check out this great list of 15 books that have been made into movies and cast your vote! Percy Jackson and [...]

10 Book to Movie Adaptations for Elementary Grades

September 6th, 2017|

Have your students read these books and then watch the movie adaptation! This can be a great classroom discussion. Charlotte's Web     The Polar Express     Diary of a Wimpy Kid     [...]

Free Downloadable Back-to-School Student Information Forms

August 23rd, 2017|

The first day of school is quickly approaching, and it can be intimidating to meet your new group of students. It’s a busy and hectic time of the year, and getting all your ducks in [...]

First Day Activities for Your Students

August 16th, 2017|

Nancy Foote has developed these five great “First Day Challenges” to encourage creativity, enhance problem-solving skills, and to get to know your students. Not to mention, classroom fun! Be sure to download the entire contents [...]

Build a Solar Eclipse Viewer

August 9th, 2017|Tags: , , |

A total solar eclipse will be visible on Monday, August 21, 2017. Share this cool phenomenon with your students by having them build a solar eclipse viewer so everyone can enjoy the view! Be sure [...]

First Day of School Student Welcome Gifts

August 2nd, 2017|

The first day of class is right around the corner, and finding the right way to welcome your new students can sometimes be difficult. Check out this fun list of "punny" classroom giveaways for some [...]