Summer Employment Ideas for Teachers on a Job Hunt

When the heat starts to rise and students go off to camp, many teachers feel a wave of relief at the prospect of summer. And while many educators have summer homework of their own, this can be the perfect time to earn some extra cash. Whether it’s a day camp, a ...

Professional Development: How to Host a Training Session Teachers Will Actually Want to Attend

Let’s face it: Teacher trainings and faculty meetings have a bad reputation. And no matter how much we enjoy our colleagues and respect their company, being forced to endure a day of lectures and workshops just isn’t fun. But what if that weren’t always the case? Because professional development is an ...

20 Inspiring Midwest Education Conferences for Professional Growth

Despite the fact that you’re constantly surrounded by students and colleagues, teaching can sometimes be an isolating profession. Fortunately, the Midwest is home to an array of professional development conferences that help teachers learn, collaborate and grow. Whether you’re a technology teacher, a school administrator or simply an educator seeking knowledge, ...

Need Inspiration? Tips and Ideas From Past Teacher of the Year Winners

Despite the demanding, high-stakes nature of teaching, many educators never get the recognition they deserve. Teacher of The Year is one award that seeks to change this pattern and honor the hard work of educators across the globe. However, Teacher of the Year gives more than just an award. It ...

19 Technology Grants and Organizations to Help Expand Your Classroom

Digital classrooms have immediate and long-lasting benefits for both students and teachers. But when school budgets are tight, buying new tablets or computers is often out of the question. When you lack the funds to buy digital tools, should your students miss out on technology’s many benefits? We don’t think ...

Bridging the Digital Divide: Ways to Teach Technology on a Budget

Using technology in the classroom helps prepare students for future success, but it remains expensive and hard to access. As not all schools have the resources to provide digital classroom experiences, this creates a learning disparity between students of varying socioeconomic backgrounds. Also known as the digital divide, this gap can ...

Know an Educator Who Deserves Recognition? Nominate Them for These National Teacher Awards

From motivating us through challenging times to helping us discover our passions, teachers play an important role in our lives. And when we meet a teacher who truly inspires us, it’s not uncommon to feel that influence for many years to come. Sometimes, teachers have such a profound impact on us ...

Flipped Classroom: Thoughts from Teachers Who Made it Work

Today’s teachers and administrators are faced with constant pressure to meet state and federal standards. Because failing to meet these measures can entail long-term consequences, many teachers are testing creative, unexpected ways to drive engagement, passion and performance in the classroom. Flipped learning is one concept that’s been gaining traction among ...

The Anatomy of a Great Lesson Plan Template

Lesson plans are as old as teaching itself is. And every teacher has his or her own approach to creating a lesson plan. Some have the vaguest outlines. Some plan their lessons to the minute. Some follow tried-and-true templates while others draw up lesson plans from scratch. Still, the best lesson ...