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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 […]

Desk Organization Solutions

Most teachers face a common challenge: keeping their desks clean and organized. With all the student work, lesson plan paperwork, and other classroom supplies you deal with on a daily basis, it’s understandable that keeping your desk neat and clutter-free can be a challenge. 5 Ways to Organize Your Teacher’s Desk Fortunately, with a […]

Essential Items for Classroom Organization

At the halfway point of the school year, many teachers take time to reflect on what’s working and what’s not working in their classroom. Many factors can throw off an otherwise great lesson plan or learning experience. One of those is lacking necessary items for a system of classroom organization. Having an organized classroom […]

The Schoolyard Podcast Episode 9: Sensory Spaces, Not Just for Students

Sensory spaces are carefully crafted to create a multisensory experience that can help us relax, focus, or simply enjoy the moment. In this episode, host Nancy Chung interviews occupational therapist and School Specialty’s subject matter expert for Special Needs, Cecilia Cruse. We also welcome back School Specialty’s National Education Strategist, Dr. Sue Ann Highland. […]

How to Get Parents On Board with Healthy Changes

Getting parents on board with healthy changes at school is a frequent question at our workshops across the country. There’s no single best answer, but as a leader of healthy change for kids, there are a few best practices you can begin using today. Check out these ideas for encouraging parents to be more actively […]

Stylish Teacher Tools & Accessories for Back to School

When it comes to filling a classroom space, there are a lot of decisions to be made. Having the right items and tools on hand makes the process quicker and easier. If you’re looking for the right decorations and ideas to make your classroom feel complete at the start of the new year, check […]

Teacher Must-Have Desk Accessories

Your desk is your space, and having the right tools and accessories can not only make your desk feel more like home, but it can make you more efficient at getting work done. Check out these all-time teacher favorite desk accessories and take your teacher desk or work area to the next level. Best […]

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 A […]

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 […]