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12 Summer Break Reactions

Share your reaction! 1. Fist-pump 2. Awkward dancing 3. Hands in the air like you just don’t care 4. #3 while running out the door 5. Go crazy 6. Celebrate with friends 7. Hand wave 8. Raise the roof 9. Teacher bestie freak-out 10. Ended on the right track 11. Nailed the school year 12. Pop bottles However […]

11 Things That Make Summer the Best

We all know there are countless reasons why summer is the best… here are just a few: 1. Sunbathing 2. Ice cream 3. Parties 4. Beaches 5. Sunshine 6. Reading 7. Fireworks 8. S’mores 9. Friends 10. Rejuvenation 11. Naps And so much more. How do you plan to make the most out of summer?

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 […]

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 […]

Teacher Tools to Defeat Summer Learning Loss

The summer learning loss is real. Research shows that it can cause students to forget 22 percent or more of what they learned over the school year, making a teacher spend a month of review at the beginning of the next year just to get students caught back up. This might seem like the territory of […]

Are You a Good Role Model for Your Students When It Comes to Healthy Behaviors?

While parents may be their children’s first role models, teachers and other school staff are also very influential in shaping nutritional and physical activity behaviors of students. From kindergarten through high school, kids typically spend 6+ hours each day, 5 days a week, 180 days a year, at school. With that amount of time, […]

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 […]

Keeping a Traveling Sketchbook

Whether you’re traveling to exotic places or just to the corner coffee shop, the lazy days of summer offer a dramatic change of pace from the sights and sounds of the school year. From colors and textures to shapes and compositions, capturing the cool things you see in a traveling sketchbook can provide inspiration […]

Inspirational Tools to Beat the Winter Blahs

Winter months are a hard time to stay focused and inspired. With days being shorter it is easy to see where the winter doldrums comes from. It doesn’t help that summer vacation is approaching and everyone is looking forward to days playing the sun. But there are ways to become inspired and get into […]

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 […]

Regroup, Reorganize, Recharge

Educators have less summer than everyone else in education-if they get a summer at all. That makes time management and prioritization imperative. You simply won’t be able to do everything you want to do, so what takes precedence? To paraphrase the old saying, there are three R’s to the educator’s summer: regroup, reorganize, and […]