Back to School: Tips for Teachers Starting at a Brand New School

Starting at a new school is an exciting and transformative time in a teacher’s career. It’s also an opportunity to start fresh and establish strong relationships with the people in your new school community. But what’s the best way to make a good first impression? These helpful back to school ...

Change Their World: How Teachers Foster a Lifelong Love of Reading and Science

Conducting science experiments, reading textbooks and writing essays are ordinary tasks that all students complete during their education. Teaching students how to engage in these activities, however, is an entirely different challenge. Those teachers able to foster a love of learning are also helping their students develop social and emotional ...

Self-Care for Teachers: Wellness Practices for In and Out of the Classroom

Put simply, being a teacher is stressful. From managing students’ emotional and academic success, to creating lesson plans and grading papers, teachers have an immense weekly workload to handle. And with so many duties and so many students to care for, teachers often neglect their own self-care and wellness. Luckily, ...

Outdoor Learning: Get Out of the Classroom and Out Into Nature

Thanks to smart boards, tablets, computers and other forms of classroom technology, students can learn, explore and solve problems like never before. But what happens when we become too reliant on the technology tools that are designed to help us? According to education experts, students who spend too much time ...

Creating a Learning Climate: Experts Discuss Improving Equality in the Classroom

Positive school climates provide students, families and teachers with an equal opportunity to succeed. Unfortunately, political, cultural and socioeconomic factors can undermine school climates and threaten equality for all. This can be frightening and overwhelming, but luckily there are many resources and organizations dedicated to creating equitable school climates. Here, education ...

How Teachers Can Foster Empathy Through Social Emotional Learning

We’re all used to hearing phrases like “sharing is caring” and “treat others the way you want to be treated.” These principles once served as the basis for social emotional learning in pre-K and elementary school classrooms. But today, where children use a variety of technologies to connect and interact, ...

Inspiring Schools, Administrators and Communities That Advanced Education in 2016-17

From fighting for equal student opportunity to establishing new teacher training programs, there are endless ways that school communities can advance education for all. During the 2016-2017 school year in particular, schools, administrators and students came together to advance education activism and student rights across the country. To learn more about ...

16 Inspiring Teachers Who Left Their Marks on the 2016-17 School Year

Every teacher has a special impact on the students, colleagues and district they serve. And while many of these teacher stories remain inside the classroom walls, they sometimes are so powerful that the public grabs ahold of them. Here, we’ve rounded up the most popular and inspiring teacher stories that ...

Classroom Conflicts: How to Teach Students Healthy Ways to Resolve Differences

Students aren’t always going to get along, and conflicts are a normal part of childhood. In fact, learning how to resolve peer tension can teach many social skills, including empathy and sharing. But when conflicts arise at school, they can be a huge disruption to all learners in the classroom. ...