Putting off that dentist appointment? When your teeth fall out without warning and plop into your soup bowl, you might regret that. Sign up for this free event/video, in which you and your kids can learn Five Fun Facts to keep your teeth happy, healthy, and where they belong—in your mouth.
It happens to us all. As soon as you walk into school, you become a different person. Here are 13 ways that we change from “regular person” to “teacher” when we walk through those classroom doors.
When students have a robust vocabulary, it strengthens their reading, writing and discussion skills. But how do you build students’ vocabulary without resorting to vocab lists and memorization? These 30 ideas will have students applying their vocabulary words in new and engaging ways.
You post them to showcase sight words, alphabetized vocabulary and content-area terms, but some teachers take word walls to the next level. Here are 19 word walls that will have you rethinking how you’re using that coveted classroom space.
On Valentine’s Day, your shoebox mailbox will be filled with cards, candy and trinkets. Don’t forget to show your students how much you care. Here are 14 Valentine’s Day gifts you can give your students that don’t break the bank (though some of them will dip in to your stockpile of school supplies).
You know your students appreciate you—even the ones who would never ever admit it—but sometimes you are lucky enough to get proof. We asked our WeAreTeachers community on Facebook to share special student notes they’ve received. Here are 24 of our favorites and the best lines from each.
In the countdown to winter vacation there are only so many days for teachers to spread holiday cheer—and these teachers got it just right.
Pull up a seat, take a breath, relax, and enjoy these 21 images that reaffirm what teaching is all about. After all, you know these realistic stock photos sum up your day.
You are happy to see students’ hands raised … until you hear one of these questions come out of their mouths.
Whether you’ve been teaching for 19 days or 19 years, chances are you’ve succumbed to at least a few of these teacher mishaps.
These are teachers who go all out! Here are 31 costumes that will impress your students and (some) that reinforce your teaching. Thanks to the many educators who shared their Halloween duds. And teachers: If you haven’t done it already, remember to order Unicef Trick-or-Treat boxes for your students. American kids have helped save the lives of kids through Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF since 1950. Let’s keep it going. Order at www.unicefusa.org/mission/usa/trick-or-treat
Anchor charts are a great way to make thinking visible as you record strategies, processes, cues, guidelines and other content during the learning process. Here are 25 of our favorite charts for teaching your students all about writing. This is the first post in the Teaching Young Writers blog series sponsored by Zaner-Bloser’s Strategies for Writers.
Now in its 64th year, UNICEF engages children in collecting money along with candy as they ring doorbells and chime, “Trick-or-treat for UNICEF!” Here are 25 reasons to have your students trick-or-treat for UNICEF this October 31.
Close reading is a hot topic that’s just getting hotter! Here are 21 anchor charts, bulletin board ideas and other resources that you can bring into your classroom to turn your readers into even closer readers.
From that first sweltering August in-service day, it’s not the same. There was Life Before Back-to-School, and then there’s Life After.
What better way to welcome your students than a bright classroom door (or wall or bulletin board if you’re not allowed to decorate your door). These 29 doors will inspire you to roll out the butcher paper, unpack the construction paper and break out the scissors.
There are a lot of kids and only one of you. When you need your students quiet, focused and ready to learn, you better have a plan to get there. And it doesn’t hurt to bring your sense of humor. We asked our Facebook community and Reddit to share their favorite attention grabbers. These are our 27 favorites.
Forget iPads and hand sanitizer. As back-to-school shopping starts up, these are the school supplies we remember fondly.
No question, teaching is one of the toughest and most satisfying gigs around. We’ve gathered 27 of our favorite quotes on the high-wire act that is being a teacher. Save them for that day when it’s raining papers to grade and IEP forms and you need a little inspiration.
What would happen if Violet, the Dowager Countess of Grantham, were a teacher? By Nicole Leigh Shaw