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Self-Care: It’s Not Just a Theory

Changing Your Perspective Self-care is one of the most important things for personal well-being, yet professionals often report struggling with incorporating self-care in their busy lifestyles. This struggle exists because there are aspects of self-care that get left out. Self-care is believed to be something that is done outside of work or when there […]

Must-Do Relaxation Exercises for Teachers over Winter Break

If you’ve got a few days away from your classroom during the winter months, there are some potentially beneficial exercises to try. They may help to reduce stress levels, give you an opportunity to reflect on successes from the first semester, and prepare yourself for a fresh start when you return. Try one or […]

Real Teacher Tips for Keeping Fidgety Kids Focused

Students all work at different paces and come to school each day with varying levels of focus and attention. Instead of scolding fidgety students or allowing them to distract others, some teachers have come up with creative methods for keeping fidgety kids focused. Check out some of the best responses we gathered when we […]

Real Teacher Tips for an Anxiety-Free Classroom

Keeping students calm is a key part of getting through lessons and projects. Once one student becomes overwhelmed and anxious, the feeling tends to spread to others in the room. In order to keep students anxiety-free this school year, these teachers offered their own tips for calming down their class. Read these tips and […]

Real Teacher Tips for Organizing a Busy Classroom

Teachers have to prepare a classroom that will fit the needs of an entire class, and that can be a daunting task. One of the best ways to keep things in order during a busy school year is to have an organized set-up from the very beginning. Check out these organizational tips from real […]

10 Fun Teacher Gift Ideas for the Holidays

Whether you want to deliver a gift for an educator in your life, or are looking for inspiration for a “Secret Santa” exchange with a coworker, here are a few ideas to get you started. Choose one or a few to create a thoughtful gift that may add a little extra holiday cheer to […]

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 down time with these twenty tips to help you compile your summer to do list. 20 Things All Art Teachers Should Do This Summer Sleep. Sleep in, sleep late, sleep […]

Tried & True Tips – March 2016

This month we will focus on drawing and color media. My students often have a hard time just drawing, whether it’s free-drawing time or an assignment. This year, my middle-school students started to learn how to do visual journaling in their sketchbooks. For some, it was very hard at first but, now, many of […]

Daily Tips to Stay Happy and Healthy All Week Long

Teaching is an incredibly time-consuming job, and sometimes you’re so busy that there’s no time left over for yourself to eat right or get enough exercise. It can leave you totally stressed out. You can’t give your students your best without taking care of yourself, so it’s important to practice some self-care throughout the week — it can’t wait […]