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4 Ways to Stretch your Back-to-School Budget

You’re already on a budget, and asking parents to cover more costs isn’t the best way to start off the year. Use one or more of these frugal shopping tips to stretch your classroom budget and be sure you have everything you need when the first day of school rolls around. Barter You found an […]

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 […]

2020 School Specialty Crystal Apple Award Winners

Teachers and their students work hard to grow and learn together every year. That’s what inspired us to create the Crystal Apple award. It’s our chance to recognize and reward all the transformational efforts teachers and their classrooms make. This year, at a time when we see teachers and classrooms coming together in innovative […]

2019 School Specialty Honor Roll Winners

Every year teachers and their students work hard to grow and learn. The School Specialty Honor Roll is an annual opportunity to recognize and reward some of the incredibly resilient, kind, and talented students and teachers in our communities. 2019 School Specialty Honor Roll Winning Entries This year’s nominated teachers and students were incredibly […]

2018 School Specialty Honor Roll Winners

Teachers and their students work hard to grow and learn together every year. The School Specialty Honor Roll is an opportunity to recognize and reward some of the incredibly resilient, kind, and talented students and teachers in our communities. See the 2019 Honor Roll Winners 2018 School Specialty Honor Roll Entries This year’s nominated […]

10 Reasons NOT to Do School Work During Winter Break

Even when winter break comes, most teachers still have a pile of work to complete. Working through your breaks can drain your energy for the rest of the school year. Here are ten reasons you shouldn’t work through your winter break. 10 Reasons to Put Work Aside Over Winter Break When you’re considering taking out […]

First Day of School: Getting to Know Your Students

First impressions are lasting impressions, so you want to make sure that on the first day of school you make a good first impression on the students. Part of that is learning everything you can about the students where the student knows they aren’t just another student to you. 1. Before the Students Come […]

10 Myths About Homeschooling Debunked

Homeschooling is a wonderful educational option, but misconceptions abound about this unique and interesting model of education. Here are 10 homeschooling myths, and the truth about each one. 1. You have to have a teacher’s license. Different areas have different rules about homeschooling, but most places make it easy for the dedicated parent to […]

Preparing for a Great School Year

While kids and parents are relaxing through the last days of summer, teachers are back to work, preparing their classrooms, lesson plans, and trying to make everything ready for the start of the school year. For new teachers and experienced alike, this is a stressful time but there are four easy steps to ensuring […]

4 Tips to Stay Creative Over School Breaks

As an art teacher, it’s your job to develop and nurture a student’s creative side, assist with bringing more dimension and understanding to core subjects like math and science and help students express their individuality. That’s much easier done when you yourself are bright-eyed and bushy-tailed about the prospect of creation, right? Well, there’s […]

Making Summer School a Positive Experience

If you took a poll everyone would rather be at the pool, however, there are ways to make summer school as valuable an experience as the regular school year can be—in fact, it can be a vital part of success come fall. Use these 4 tips to make this year’s summer school environment a […]