Teaching Tips

We hope that every teacher who spends his or her days making a difference in the life of a child will appreciate these choice bits of wisdom from veteran teachers. A big thank-you to all of the teachers who contributed their sage advice to help make the lives of other teachers easier!
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In recent years, design thinking has caught fire among educators who understand just how much we need to prepare our students for an uncertain future. While we cultivate problem-solving skills among our students, we must also cultivate problem-finding abilities. And while we can encourage our students to achieve excellence, we can also coach them to think about how their efforts can serve others in their community. We can teach students to become engaged citizens and thoughtful leaders.

Design Thinking: A Catalyst for Classroom Change

In recent years, design thinking has caught fire among educators who understand just how much we need to prepare our students for an uncertain future. While we cultivate problem-solving skills among our students, we must also cultivate problem-finding abilities. And while we can encourage our students to achieve excellence, we can also coach them to think about how their efforts can serve others in their community. We can teach students to become engaged citizens and thoughtful leaders.

Self-care is important, especially when you spend the majority of your day focused on the well-being of others. Work/life balance is hard to achieve, but not impossible. Check out one teacher's tips for making the most out of your hectic life as a teacher and still feel fulfilled!

Maintaining Your Mental Health as a Teacher

Self-care is important, especially when you spend the majority of your day focused on the well-being of others. Work/life balance is hard to achieve, but not impossible. Check out one teacher's tips for making the most out of your hectic life as a teacher and still feel fulfilled!

In our new video series, fourth-grade teacher Lisa Koplik shares her best tips on classroom management. You'll be able to tame even the most difficult behavioral challenges after watching!

Classroom Management Strategies for Teachers (K-12)

Get instant ideas on how to manage your toughest behavior challenges. These strategies will help you improve behavior management in your classroom.

Tips on how to reach your teaching goal when your initial plan fails.

3 Ways Lesson Plans Flop—and How to Recover

Tips on how to reach your teaching goal when your initial plan fails.

Tom Loud is an educator from Tennessee with a passion for student achievement and a reputation for digital innovation in the classroom. We asked him 10 of our biggest questions about life as a modern-day teacher, and his answers did not disappoint! Read what he had to say in our Q&A.

10 Questions for Award-Winning Educator Tom Loud

Tom Loud is an award-winning teacher in Tennessee with a passion for student achievement and a reputation for digital innovation in the classroom. Now he's answering 10 of our biggest questions about life as a modern-day teacher.

Educators should be the most excited people on the planet for kids and learning. Your passion is needed in your school. Imagine what y...

Educators should be the most excited people on the planet for kids and learning. Your passion is needed in your school. Imagine what y...

School libraries today are in a state of flux: many are on the verge of closing or understaffed, and just as many are growing into the learning commons a library should be. No matter where your library falls on this spectrum, there is no question that your job as a librarian is to be all things to all users. That may seem daunting, but it really is simple if you have the right outlook.

Turning Libraries Into Learning Commons

School libraries today are in a state of flux: many are on the verge of closing or understaffed, and just as many are growing into the learning commons a library should be. No matter where your library falls on this spectrum, there is no question that your job as a librarian is to be all things to all users. That may seem daunting, but it really is simple if you have the right outlook.

Differentiated curriculum is individualized to meet the diverse needs of all the students in one class.

Differentiated Curriculum: A Successful Experience

Differentiated curriculum is individualized to meet the diverse needs of all the students in one class.

"Genius Hour." Just another education buzzword, or a remarkable way to personalize learning? According to Genius Hour evangelist and Shift This author Joy Kirr, it’s the latter. She’s discovered that adding Genius Hour to the classroom engages students, develops their creativity and persistence and—best of all—encourages them to become lifelong learners.

Build Future-Ready Skills with Genius Hour

Adding Genius Hour to the classroom engages students, develops their creativity and persistence and—best of all—encourages them to become lifelong learners.

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Advice from Veteran Teachers: Slideshows & Articles

New teachers will find valuable advice from veteran teachers on parent-teacher communication, lesson planning, and more. Use these resources to help manage your classroom and plan your curriculum.

So you’re a teacher (or you're thinking about becoming one), but you’re not so sure that you chose the right career path. If you happen to possess the following traits, you can rest assured that you’re heading in the right direction.

4 Signs That You Were Meant to be a Teacher

So you’re a teacher (or you're thinking about becoming one), but you’re not so sure that you chose the right career path. If you happen to possess the following traits, you can rest assured that you’re heading in the right direction.

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.

Dealing With Difficult Parents

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.

As a teacher, forming good working relationships with your students’ parents is imperative in helping your students be successful. Keep reading to learn how to communicate and collaborate with even the most difficult parents.

Dealing With Difficult Parents

As a teacher, forming good working relationships with your students’ parents is imperative in helping your students be successful. Keep reading to learn how to communicate and collaborate with even the most difficult parents.

Keep your classroom stocked with supplies while sticking to your budget using these money-saving tips from a veteran teacher.

10 Money-Saving Hacks for Teachers

Keep your classroom stocked with supplies while sticking to your budget using these money-saving tips from a veteran teacher.

Get information on cooperative learning, an instructional strategy in which small groups of students work together on a common task. This teaching method is an excellent way to allow students to think critically without relying on you for answers.

Cooperative Learning: Teaching Strategy (Grades K-12)

Get information on cooperative learning, an instructional strategy in which small groups of students work together on a common task. This teaching method is an excellent way to allow students to think critically without relying on you for answers.

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