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Classroom Cleaning Hacks for Busy Teachers

A busy teacher has little, if any, time to devote to cleaning the classroom. Even so, it’s a necessary part of the job. Get your classroom in shape and keep it that way with our cleaning hacks. Whether it’s the end of the year, the beginning or somewhere in the middle, these tips will […]

Field Trip Preparation Kit Must-Haves for Teachers

Field trips are an exciting way to make learning more memorable and exciting. Most students and educators look forward to the change of environment and the potential for new adventures. However, heading into a field trip without the right tools and supplies can add unnecessary stress. Take these must-haves on every trip to ensure […]

5 Must-Do Relaxation Techniques for Teachers over Winter Break

If you’ve got a few days away from your classroom during the winter months, take some time to engage in relaxing activities. They can help reduce stress levels while giving you an opportunity to reflect on successes from the first semester and prepare for the next. Try a few of these winter break must-do […]

Packing It Up: Get Your Classroom Ready for Summer

As we approach the end of another school year, your classroom may be meticulously organized, a complete mess, or more than likely somewhere in between. No judgment here; even the best classrooms can get messy! Whatever your situation, it’s important to get your classroom ready for summer, which means preparing before the last day […]

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 […]

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 […]

12 First-year Teacher Must-haves

Many first-year teachers go in trying to make sure they have all the important bases covered. Lesson plans? Check. Fun week one icebreaker activities to get to know your students? Check. Supplies? It’s difficult to know exactly how to choose supplies you’ll use consistently over the many successful teaching years to come. Never fear! […]

Countdown to Summer: Prepping for Fall

Sure, as you finally reach the long-awaited end of the school year, the last thing most teachers want to think about is starting a new one. But not only will your future self thank you for doing a little ahead-of-time legwork, you also might just enjoy your summer break more knowing that you’ve got […]

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 […]

Summer To Do List for Art Teachers

Summer is upon us. You made it through another school year, and the next several weeks are your reward. Make the most of your time with these tips to help compile your summer to-do list. Things All Art Teachers Should Do This Summer Sleep Sleep in, sleep late, sleep long, sleep in the middle […]

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 […]