Nurturing a positive community in your classroom is an ongoing process — with significant benefits for students.

The Importance of Building Community in the Classroom

Nurturing a positive community in your classroom is an ongoing process & with significant benefits for students.

31 School Supplies You'll Want To Steal From Your Kids

School Resources, School Supplies, Buzzfeed, Stationery, Christmas Ideas, Organisation, The Product, Unicorns, Getting Organized

I teach in an urban school environment with much socioeconomic diversity, and my students also span a broad range of academic achievement. Some students need significant support for standard coursework, while others need challenges beyond their grade level. This vast spectrum of needs makes differentiation an enormous challenge. This is why project-based learning is a mainstay in my classroom. When done correctly, PBL evens the playing field. Learn more about implementing PBL at the link!

6 Reasons to Make Project-Based Learning a Core Practice in Diverse Schools

I teach in an urban school environment with much socioeconomic diversity, and my students also span a broad range of academic achievement. Some students need significant support for standard coursework, while others need challenges beyond their grade level. This vast spectrum of needs makes differentiation an enormous challenge. This is why project-based learning is a mainstay in my classroom. When done correctly, PBL evens the playing field. Learn more about implementing PBL at the link!

A teacher’s first year is exceptional. Veteran teachers can all recall just how exhausted we were, swamped with expectations and responsibilities. It can feel overwhelming at times, and can cause some to lose confidence in their abilities. But knowing how to approach the year can be the difference between feeling successful in June and giving up in October.  There are a few things new teachers can do before the school year gets into full swing to make their first year the Best Year Ever.

6 Ways to Deal with Your First Year of Teaching

Knowing how to approach your first year as a teacher can be the difference between feeling successful in June and giving up in October.

Higher test scores. Better graduation rates. Increased lifetime earning potential. Incorporating social-emotional learning and character education into ...

To Develop Future-Ready Students, Project-Based Lessons Teach Real World Skills

Don't let standardized testing send you—or your students—into a panic. You don’t need to completely abandon best practices in order to help students prepare to take a standardized test. Many of the test-prep strategies I teach my students are actually tools that help build real-world problem-solving skills. Here are nine of the key concepts I equip my students with every year.

The Do's and Don'ts of Test Prep

A teacher’s first year is exceptional. Veteran teachers can all recall just how exhausted we were, swamped with expectations and responsibilities. It can feel overwhelming at times, and can cause some to lose confidence in their abilities. But knowing how to approach the year can be the difference between feeling successful in June and giving up in October.  There are a few things new teachers can do before the school year gets into full swing to make their first year the Best Year Ever!

6 Ways to Deal with Your First Year of Teaching

Knowing how to approach your first year as a teacher can be the difference between feeling successful in June and giving up in October.

From classroom decorating ideas to fun DIY projects for the whole class, we've gathered 24 of our favorite fall-themed ideas for teachers.

24 Fun and Creative Fall Classroom Ideas

From classroom decorating ideas to fun DIY projects for the whole class, we've gathered 24 of our favorite fall-themed ideas for teachers.

This week, we're sharing our new FutureFit Projects, which incorporate social-emotional, real-world, and college- and career-readiness skills into core curriculum through our FutureFit skill set.  In updates outside the realm of FutureFit, we've also added three lesson plans from Blick Art Materials.

New This Week: FutureFit Projects and Lessons From Blick Art Materials

This week, we're sharing our new FutureFit Projects, which incorporate social-emotional, real-world, and college- and career-readiness skills into core curriculum through our FutureFit skill set. In updates outside the realm of FutureFit, we've also added three lesson plans from Blick Art Materials.

FutureFit consists of 9 skill domains that are easy to understand, easy to teach, and easy to integrate into existing curriculum. Below, you'll find a description of all 9 domains and detail on the individual skills and abilities covered in each.

Teach 21st Century Skills

FutureFit consists of 9 skill domains that are easy to understand, easy to teach, and easy to integrate into existing curriculum. Below, you'll find a description of all 9 domains and detail on the individual skills and abilities covered in each.

FutureFit is a curriculum enhancement framework designed to empower you to easily integrate social-emotional learning and character education into traditional academic curriculum. Through specially-curated resources, project-based lessons, and a variety of mini-activities, you can bring life skills to the classroom and new life to your teaching. Learn more at TeacherVision.com!

What is FutureFit?

FutureFit is a curriculum enhancement framework that uses specially-curated resources to bring social emotional and life skills into you classroom.

Make your first lessons of the 2017-2018 school year relevant with these literature guides focused on back-to-school icebreakers, elections, and more. You will find titles appropriate for elementary, intermediate, and high-school students. (Grades K-12)

2017 Back-to-School Literature Guides & Activities

Make your first lessons of the school year relevant with these literature guides focused on back-to-school icebreakers, elections, and more. You will find titles appropriate for elementary, intermediate, and high-school students.

Learn more about inclusion and how it impacts the classroom. Featuring answers to questions such as, "How can inclusive practices be incorporated in early childhood settings, and how can parents become involved?", "Is it possible to meet the needs of gifted students in the regular education (inclusion) classroom?", and more.

Frequently Asked Questions on Inclusion

Learn more about inclusion and how it impacts the classroom. Featuring answers to questions such as, "How can inclusive practices be incorporated in early childhood settings, and how can parents become involved?", "Is it possible to meet the needs of gifted students in the regular education (inclusion) classroom?", and more.

Learn about the "skills gap" for new graduates, why SEL and 21st-century skills are so important, and best practices for implementing them in the classroom with this guide. Includes social-emotional learning definitions and theories from several leading educational authorities, helpful research and studies, and project-based learning resources for the classroom.

The Building Blocks of a 21st Century Classroom

Learn about the "skills gap" for new graduates, why SEL and 21st-century skills are so important, and best practices for implementing them in the classroom with this guide. Includes social-emotional learning definitions and theories from several leading educational authorities, helpful research and studies, and project-based learning resources for the classroom.

Get the creative inspiration you need this fall with these 25 teacher-approved classroom decor ideas—and a pumpkin spice coffee, of course!

Our Favorite Fall Bulletin Boards and Classroom Door Decorations

Get the creative inspiration you need this fall with these 25 teacher-approved classroom decor ideas—and a pumpkin spice coffee, of course!

Find out what successful teachers use to start the school year off on the right foot in our FREE back-to-school e-book!

Find out what successful teachers use to start the school year off on the right foot in our FREE back-to-school e-book!

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