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Classroom Bulletin Board Tips & Tricks

Bulletin boards are powerful tools in K-8 classrooms. They pair personality with functionality, and when featuring student creations, provide incentive for students to do their best work. Read on for tips and tricks to make the most of your time, space and resources. Creative Block? We all get creative block from time to time.  When that […]

Spring Clean Your Classroom in 2 Weeks

Getting a classroom cleaned up for spring might seem like an overwhelming project. But the good news is you don’t have to tackle it all in one day. Instead, spread the tasks over 10 working days with the Schoolyard’s 2 week guide to spring clean your classroom. Clean Your Whole Classroom in 10 Days […]

Your Classroom Holiday Wish List

The end of the first semester gives most teachers and students a sense of relief, as there’s a short break before the second semester begins. Getting the classroom ready to take on the rest of the academic year is an important part of returning to school, and we’ve gathered some useful inspiration for ways […]

5 Cost Effective Bulletin Board Tips for Teachers

Your bulletin boards not only set the theme for your classroom, they are valuable teaching tools and kids love to see them change with the seasons. Costs can add up quickly, though, so reusing items you already own (and storing them safely until next year) allows you to stretch your bulletin board budget and […]

5 Back-to-School Tips and Ideas from Veteran Teachers

Back-to-school can be both an exciting and overwhelming time for teachers. There are several nuggets of advice that veteran teachers wished someone would have told them when first starting out. Here are five of them: 1. Organize Your Classroom as Soon as Possible Teachers need to organize their classrooms as soon as possible. For those who […]

Laminating Tips, Tricks and Ideas for the Classroom

The laminating machine can be an educator’s best friend. From craft projects to flash cards, laminating lets you up your DIY game. It’s cost effective, stretching the life of your classroom paper goods and allowing you to make things you would otherwise have to buy (or do without). A high-quality machine gives you more options […]

5 Tips for Keeping Your Art Room Clean

The art room can feel like a crazy place, but that’s part of why you love it, right? Still, with the number of different kids you get to work with and the range of projects you get to teach them, it can be a lot to keep track of. Luckily, with a good system, you’ll […]

Classroom Organization Hacks for Busy Teachers

An organized classroom is important to the process of teaching and learning. Maintaining classroom organization can be challenging when you have students to focus on, lessons to plan and papers to grade. Classroom Organization Hacks These tips and tricks will help you streamline organizational tasks so that your classroom looks and feels organized. By achieving […]

Prepping Your Classroom for Summer

Let’s face it; even the most devoted of teachers look forward to summer break. However, one daunting task that can put a damper on an impending break from teaching is that of cleaning out and prepping your classroom for break. Here are five simple, yet effective steps you can follow to prepare your classroom […]

When You Ask a Teacher If They’re Looking Forward to Summer

Teachers love their students. They love to see them learn, grow, and laugh. They love watching them share with each other, help one another, and show kindness to others. However, teachers also often find themselves worn out at the end of a long school year. So, what response will you get when you ask […]