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June 28, 2017

Make the first day of school a memorable one with these teacher-tested ideas! They’ll help put students at ease and establish the groundwork for a fun and education . . . read more

June 26, 2017

Let’s face it – teaching is hard work!  From the moment you wake up until the moment you go to bed, you have thoughts of your next lesson plan, your . . . read more

June 23, 2017

Looking for some great professional development books to dive into this summer?  Check out 20 of the must-have education/teaching books below.  Is your favorite not lis . . . read more

June 21, 2017

Whether it is your first year in your own classroom or you are about to begin your student teaching assignment, that first year teaching can be stressful.  We asked vete . . . read more

June 19, 2017

Need some quick and effective classroom management techniques to keep the school day on track?  Try some of the easy classroom management ideas below to stay focused and . . . read more

June 16, 2017

End classroom clutter this school year with a fun idea by Kelly, a 6th Grade Teacher, from Aberdeen, WA. Her clever idea is sure to make your students laugh and . . . read more

June 14, 2017

Thematic units are perfect for teaching information in fun and exciting ways. While the idea of creating them sounds easy enough, it can take a lot of time to find . . . read more

June 12, 2017

We know that our teachers are more than just awesome educators. They are also moms, dads, aunt and uncles who often have children of their own or nieces and nephews . . . read more

June 9, 2017

Picnic Day is June 18th and what better way to celebrate and teach all at the same time! Encourage your students to bring lunch on the 18th and head outdoors . . . read more

June 7, 2017

Craft Camp is a great way to expose children to crafts they may not otherwise do during the school year. If your daycare or community recreation department is looking for . . . read more

June 5, 2017

With the end of the school year coming up quickly, now is the time to start thinking about creating a gift for students graduating from your class.  Mary Anne, a . . . read more

June 2, 2017

Make a splash this year with this idea by Cindy, a 3rd Grade Teacher, in Houston, TX. For our end-of-the-year celebration we plan a Water Games Day.  We set up . . . read more

June 1, 2017

Another school year is almost over! These ideas to celebrate the end of the year are great ways to send kids off in style. Celebrate the memories and pack up . . . read more

May 31, 2017

Make summer learning activities fun with the help of these teacher-tested ideas below! They’re a great way to get kids excited about learning during the summer mont . . . read more

May 26, 2017

Summer is right around the corner and you’ve gotten at least half the class to pay attention. You’re just finishing up cleaning caked up glue off of desks as you . . . read more

May 22, 2017

Helping students get ready to transition to the next grade is an important part of the end of the school year preparations.  Although there are many different ways to do . . . read more

May 19, 2017

The end of the school year  is approaching and students cannot wait until summer vacation.  Teachers finally get a break they most definitely deserve (even though they& . . . read more

May 15, 2017

Just a few more weeks to go!  Summer is just on the horizon and if you look very closely, you might even be able to see the last day of . . . read more

May 12, 2017

The end of the school year is just around the corner and kids are itching for their fun and wild summer break. Even you, as the brilliant teacher that you . . . read more

May 8, 2017

As a recent college graduate with a brand new teaching degree, this topic seems all too familiar to me.  Four long, hard years of studying, exams, and student teaching h . . . read more

May 5, 2017

To celebrate Really Good Stuff’s 25th Anniversary, we’re celebrating the amazing teachers who have made it all possible.  From May 1st through August 31, 201 . . . read more

May 4, 2017

Teachers make a difference everyday in the lives of their students. That influence and the memories of the teacher’s impact doesn’t stop when the school year . . . read more

May 3, 2017

June is fast approaching! Do you have your bulletin board planned out for the month? Whether you are looking for an inspiring end of the year bulletin board or a . . . read more

May 1, 2017

Keeping kids focused at the end of the school year can be a Herculean task. With warm weather and vacation beckoning, it’s not easy to stay on task.  Thankfully, R . . . read more

April 28, 2017

With the new school year on the horizon in a few months, anxiety is sure to be running high for soon to be students. Teachers are busy with the end . . . read more

April 26, 2017

It would be wonderful if teachers were paid what they are worth. However, as every educator knows, there is a huge discrepancy between what teachers earn and the responsi . . . read more

April 24, 2017

By the time April rolls around, not only are teachers thinking about the end of the year, but so are students.  Turning the focus back to the things that need . . . read more

April 21, 2017

The first day or so back in the classroom after a nice summer break can be overwhelming.  From organizing to planning to simply remembering where you packed everything, . . . read more

April 19, 2017

Learning the alphabet should be fun and Mary, a Pre-K Teacher, in Boston, MA has a way of doing just that.  When we asked how to best teach the alphabet . . . read more

April 17, 2017

Growth Mindset, a term coined by Carol Dweck, a Stanford University psychologist, is the idea that when people change their beliefs about their own efforts, they can bett . . . read more

April 14, 2017

It’s that time of year when the classroom centers and decorations say goodbye for yet another summer.  One of the most challenging things about packing up your cla . . . read more

April 12, 2017

Are you ready for the end of the year? Believe it or not, there are only a dozen or so weeks left of school left (depending on where you live, . . . read more

April 10, 2017

Let people know how much they are appreciated! Sometimes it is the small things that they do that enrich our lives, while other times, their help and generosity is so . . . read more

April 7, 2017

STEM (science, technology, engineering, mathematics) is the movement designed to promote educational activities related to the sciences and math across all grade levels. . . . read more

April 5, 2017

Earth Day is a great time to break out the science and craft supplies to create up-cycled and engaging activities for the classroom. From reusing plastic bags to turning . . . read more

April 3, 2017

Start planning now for Mother’s Day with some fun and easy crafts that are perfect for the classroom.  Instead of waiting until the week before, start getting things i . . . read more

April 1, 2017

Reduce, reuse, recycle – and get kids excited about doing it! This Earth Day, focus on conservation and recognizing the challenges of our planet. These teacher-test . . . read more

March 31, 2017

As a first year teacher, things can be a little bit overwhelming. I recently graduated college and was lucky enough to be given my very own classroom in October. However, . . . read more

March 29, 2017

There is no denying that we are living in the digital age and now, more than ever, students are exposed to images from around the world in almost real-time.  Figuring . . . read more

March 27, 2017

After you set up your writing center, you may need some ideas as to what to include for activities. Poetry is the perfect answer to your activity woes. Try some . . . read more

March 24, 2017

Spring has sprung and those winter-themed bulletin boards are a thing of the past!  Make April’s bulletin boards a testament to bright colors and engaged learning with . . . read more

March 22, 2017

While there is nothing like the feel of a good book in your hands, eBooks are a great alternative – especially for struggling readers.  The ability to change font . . . read more

March 20, 2017

Teaching isn’t for the faint of heart. It’s filled with unexpected moments and never-ending paperwork.  Thankfully, it’s also a profession that’s . . . read more

March 17, 2017

Before you know it, summer will be here and vacation season will be in full swing. If you are one of those people who forgets to start planning for vacation . . . read more

March 15, 2017

There is no denying that music lyrics are easier to memorize than some of the basic facts that your students are asked to remember.  Instead of fighting for their attent . . . read more

March 13, 2017

Last week, my family and I went to see a stage adaptation of The Little Prince. A scene in it reminds me of the always-complex, sometimes-awkward relationship between par . . . read more

March 10, 2017

Before you know it Easter will be here. Stop the last minute dash for craft ideas with one of the four fun ideas below. They can be easily adapted for . . . read more

March 8, 2017

Test anxiety often interferes with learning and lowers test performance.  Signs of anxiety include headaches, stomach aches, sweating, shortness of breath, and rapid hea . . . read more

March 6, 2017

It does not matter what your nationality, on St. Patrick’s Day, everyone can pretend to be a little bit Irish.  Make this year’s celebration one that your students w . . . read more

March 3, 2017

While you may not be able to predict exactly which vocabulary words will be on the tests your students will have to take, you can expand their vocabulary to help . . . read more

March 1, 2017

Break free of the dust and stale air of winter by giving your classroom a good old spring cleaning.  The tips and tricks below will make your classroom shine and . . . read more

February 27, 2017

March is the month for celebrating spring and gearing up for standardized testing.  Are your bulletin boards ready?  If you’re looking for some fun new ways to bright . . . read more

February 24, 2017

Crafts, science fun, and class rewards with a St. Patrick’s Day theme are a great way to work the holiday into your lesson plans.  The seven ideas below are fun . . . read more

February 22, 2017

Dr. Seuss, born Theodor Geisel on March 2, 1904, is one of the most revered children’s authors of all time.  His books are engaging, imaginative, colorful, and easy fo . . . read more

February 20, 2017

Start off the school day with routines and expectations that make students successful.  Whether this is your first class or you have been teaching for years, finding the . . . read more

February 17, 2017

Spring is in the air! For many schools, March and April bring higher stress levels, increased behavior concerns, and rigorous academic assessments. School staff and stude . . . read more

February 15, 2017

Every teacher has at least one in their classroom.  That one student who struggles with traditional work, but thrives when presented with creative assignments.  He is t . . . read more

February 13, 2017

One of the most valuable teaching moves we can make to help our students become more thoughtful, more self-directed learners is to build reflection activities into our in . . . read more

February 10, 2017

It was not so long ago that classrooms only had individual student desks. In fact, many teachers preferred that each child had their own space. As teaching changes, so to . . . read more

February 8, 2017

Reading is one of the most challenging subjects for students to grasp.  While some instantly take to decoding, fluency, and comprehension strategies, many others struggl . . . read more

February 6, 2017

Read Across America Day (March 2) is also Dr. Seuss’ birthday and the perfect time to have a little bit of fun by dressing up in costume.  Not only will . . . read more

February 3, 2017

Successful learning centers begin with a planning and goal setting.  Understanding what you want your students to accomplish and master in each center is essential to fi . . . read more

February 1, 2017

Are you searching for a big classroom project that students will remember for years to come?  Try this hands-on science activity from Heather, a 5th Grade teacher, in Na . . . read more

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