As a teacher, forming good working relationships with parents is imperative in helping your students be successful. Here's how to establish open communication and positive collaboration with your students' parents.
Your Secret Weapon: Wait Time (Professional Development Teaching Advice, Grades K-12)
We asked teachers to tell us about a fellow educator who inspired them, and we were not disappointed! We received so many amazing stories from all over the country - spouses who worked together and drew inspiration from the other, daughters who became teachers to emulate their mothers, and newer teachers expressing gratitude for their mentors, just to name a few. We’re going to be sharing some of our favorite entries throughout the summer, beginning with these two!
New This Week: MakeBeliefsComix's Character Education Resources
We're building on the theme of social-emotional learning and character development with creative new materials courtesy of MakeBeliefsComix.
Things They Don’t Teach You in Grad School
A fourth-grade teacher shares, "I have found that the majority of my most useful teaching lessons came from actually leading a classroom, not being a student in one. Here are the four biggest areas where grad school was not enough preparation." Keep reading to learn about those four critical lessons.
If you struggle when deciding how much homework to assign or how to differentiate assignments, you're not alone.
8 Apps You Need to Be Using in Your Classroom
There’s no question that teachers are busy people. We have new initiatives to implement, standard curriculum to follow, and social-emotional considerations to fit into our very short, very busy days. One way to help make teaching and learning more fun, innovative, and engaging is to utilize technology and apps in our classrooms. Keep reading to learn how you can better your classroom through a variety of free resources for teachers, students, and parents!
The No-Tech-Needed 2-Minute "Brain Gym" Exercises for Better Classroom Management
Learn how one third-grade teacher uses different types of "brain breaks" to accomplish a variety of learning goals in her classroom.
How to Stay Flexible and Create Optimal Seating in Your Classroom
There are so many factors to consider when creating a seating chart: age, academic skill, gender, friends, enemies, role models, behavioral issues, students on IEPs, students with language-based disabilities, quiet students, loud students, distracted students… the list goes on and on. That's why we're sharing a couple of flexible seating tips and tricks to help you run your classroom as effectively as possible.
Learning Centers: Tips & Advice for Teachers (Grades K-12)