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Online Teaching Tips and Resources for Educators and Administrators

With school closures throughout the country, online education has become a significant alternative for many districts. As teachers, administrators, and students adjust to a new way of learning, there are a myriad of resources to help smooth out some of the inevitable bumps encountered along the way. We’ve compiled a list of helpful tips […]

Starting a Teaching Job Mid-Year: What to Do Over Winter Break

The new semester is starting soon, and for freshly hired teachers, this means that it’s time to get everything ready before the storm hits. Not only will you be starting that first day without knowing the kids in your class, but you’ll be getting used to a new classroom space, building, and school culture. […]

12 First-Year Teacher Must-Haves

New teachers have a lot to learn, and a lot to buy. Many new teachers go into the first year trying to make sure they have all the important bases covered, and that might be enough, but why not use tips from seasoned veterans? Get your first teaching year under your belt with the […]

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 […]

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 […]

How to Find Balance Over Summer Break

Teaching is not for the faint of heart.  It’s a tough job that requires 100 percent of your focus during the school year. And let’s face, that spills over into the summer, too. While it might be a challenge, it’s important for educators to practice self-care during summer break so that the return to […]

How Educators Can Help Stop Summer Slide

On average, teachers spend the first three to six weeks of the new school year reviewing skills lost over summer break. Often, parents are unaware of the effects of summer slide, as illustrated by a 2014 poll by Reading is Fundamental that found only 17 percent of parents think reading should be a top […]

Forming an Art Club

Some of your students may be more passionate about art than others. You know…the ones who show up while you’re still setting up and the ones you have to scoot out the door 10 minutes after the bell rings? An after-school art club is the perfect place for these passionate student artists to try […]

Tried & True Tips – June 2016

We made it through another school year and I’m sure many of you are already thinking about projects for next year. But before you get ahead of yourself, let’s finish off the year with a bang. Here are some great tips to get organized, clean up your room, and use up all of the […]

Your Holiday Break Checklist So You Can Enjoy the Holidays

Students aren’t the only ones who look forward to the holiday break. Teachers and administrators also enjoy spending time with family and friends. Many educators spend part of the break preparing their classrooms for the return of students in January. A proactive approach will allow you to truly enjoy your holiday break while being […]

4 Tips for Managing Stress in an Educator’s World

Teachers are known for their dedication to others, their long hours, and the sacrifices they make every day. While having a humanitarian job may fill you with satisfaction, it doesn’t always make for the most stress-free working environment. Unfortunately, burnout is a serious problem in the educational sphere. If you don’t want that to happen […]