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Tips for Keeping Classrooms Cool in the Summer

The summer months, especially when accompanied by time in the classroom, can be a learning challenge for students and a teaching challenge for educators. Instead of giving up on productivity completely, try one or a few of these tips to try and make your classroom space more bearable during the warmer months of the […]

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 […]

How to Find Balance Over Summer Break

Teaching is not for the faint of heart. It’s a tough job that requires most of your focus during the school year. And let’s face it, 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 the return to school […]

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 […]

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 […]

Use the Summer to Rest, Refresh and Regroup

When the school year is over, it’s time to push back and do something for yourself. But that doesn’t necessarily mean you can’t think at all about prepping for the coming term. Just be good to yourself as you go about it. Learn a new skill, explore a new subject, take foreign language classes, enroll […]

Enjoy Summer Without Worrying About Classroom Prep

Did you recently wake up and realize that summer break is halfway over? As you regroup and rejuvenate from the previous year, it can be difficult to wrap your mind around the fact that the new school year is only a few or several weeks away. You don’t have to spend the next month and a […]

7 Survival Tips for Summer School

Summer school can be an overwhelming or frustrating undertaking for educators facing disengaged students. Use these 7 survival tips to get ready and prepare students for a summer of growth and learning. 7 Ways to Make Summer School More Engaging These 7 tips might not be groundbreaking, but keeping stress levels low and boosting […]

Ways for Teachers to Relax Over Summer Break

Teachers are now on their well-deserved summer break. The last line of the old kids’ song that begins… “No more pencils, no more books” can easily be altered to include “no more student’s dirty looks.” Have you seen the scowl when you tell a child that you don’t believe the dog ate his homework? Teachers need down […]

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 […]