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7 April Fools’ Pranks for Teachers That Will Melt the Minds of Students
I treat April Fools’ Day the way I treat my morning iced coffee: Go big or go home.
After enriching minds and making a difference in the lives of young people, my next favorite thing about being a teacher is tricking children. Sometimes I use trickery for good, like tricking students into thinking grammar is fun, or that reading is, in fact, not a waste of time. But sometimes, like on April 1, I use trickery for … well, trickery. Read more >>
26 Must-Watch TED Talks to Spark Student Discussions
Who knows? The next TED speaker may be in your classroom.
TED is a nonprofit organization dedicated to sharing important ideas on a variety of topics. TED brings together the world’s most innovative people to deliver short, powerful talks on issues that matter. At 18 minutes or less, these TED Talks can be a phenomenal classroom resource. TED Talks can engage students and spark meaningful conversations. Here are some of the best TED Talks students (and you) will find informative, funny, and uplifting. Read more >>
Lawnmower Parents Are the New Helicopter Parents & We Are Not Here for It
Chances are, you’ve met this new breed of parent.
Recently, I was called down to the main office in the middle of my planning period. I needed to pick up an item that a parent dropped off for their child. Thinking it was something like an inhaler or money for dinner, I was happy to go retrieve it. Read more >>
40 Teacher Catchphrases You May Want to Steal
Some teachers just have a way with words!
Some teachers are naturally gifted for throwing down a memorable verse. And truly, we’ve all had those teachers whose lines have stuck in our minds for years! One of our favorite teachers threw out the challenge on our WeAreTeachers Helpline to share our favorite catchphrases in the classroom and the response was huge. Disclaimer: Not all comments are appropriate for all age groups! Read. Enjoy. And yes, steal your favorites! Read more >>
Share These Free Character Ed Posters Featuring Historical Figures with Your Whole School
These historical figures embody the traits we want to see in our students.
When we think about the qualities we want to nurture in our students, there are no greater role models than those from history, both recent and distant. That’s why we’re delighted to share these free character ed posters from HMH Into Social Studies, featuring real-world heroes Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Malala Yousafzai, and Rosa Parks. These historical figures embody the traits we want to see in our students, including problem solving, resilience, and perseverance. Read more >>
11 Ways Keep Subs Happy and Make Them Want to Return to Your School
Tip number one: Don’t call them subs.
It can be challenging to find qualified substitute teachers who mesh well with your students and staff. Once you find those rockstar subs, it becomes a mission to keep them in your regular rotation, especially with sub shortages on the rise. After all, it’s downright painful to ensure appropriate staff coverage without combining classes, which is the last resort. Read more >>