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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 […]

The To-Do List: Wrapping Up the School Year

The end of the school year always comes too quickly. You thought you had plenty of time to get things done, but then you look at the calendar and see it’s late May. As you panic, keep this to-do list in mind. Start trashing now There are a few reasons why you would start […]

Get Ahead of the Class

As the end of the school year approaches, teachers and administrators find themselves in a variety of budget discussions and considerations. Should you invest in one big purchase? Store up and stash some essential supplies? Time to update old equipment or make use of previously unused space? We’re here to help you get ahead […]

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 […]

How to Find Balance Over Summer Break

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

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 […]

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 […]

Planning Your Summer Vacation

Summer means fun in the sun and free time on your hands! Kids aren’t the only ones excited about the idea of long summer days and nothing in particular to do. Working with kids is one of the most rewarding jobs a person can have, but it’s important for teachers to refresh both body […]

Prepping Your Classroom for Summer

Let’s face it; even the most devoted of teachers look forward to summer break. However, one daunting task that can put a damper on an impending break from teaching is that of cleaning out and prepping your classroom for break. Here are five simple, yet effective steps you can follow to prepare your classroom […]