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August 18, 2017

Incorporating math into your classroom routine can be easy to do when you have a plan.  Whether it is an activity that carries through for the entire school year or . . . read more

August 16, 2017

Teachers around the country love The Daily 5! With their love for the method comes advice and ideas for practical classroom application. We asked some Daily 5 loving teac . . . read more

August 14, 2017

Scheduling is not only important for you as a teacher, but it is also important for your students.  Knowing what to expect throughout the day and, more importantly, when . . . read more

August 11, 2017

Move beyond plain pencils and paper and make writing practice fun!  The five ideas below are sure to have your students clamoring for more practice time.  The kinesthet . . . read more

August 9, 2017

How do you teach reading skills? Really Good Teachers from around the world shared their favorite techniques for developing a love for reading in their students. Their id . . . read more

August 7, 2017

As all teachers know, building and maintaining that sense of classroom community is a year-long process.  Keep your class going strong and on the right path with the ide . . . read more

August 4, 2017

It’s the first day of classes.  Despite a week’s delay in the opening of school due to Hurricane Irene, the day has gone surprisingly smoothly.  No nerves on my par . . . read more

August 2, 2017

Recently, we asked some of the really good teachers on Facebook, what their best advice was for teaching interviews.  While some of the answers were great reminders, oth . . . read more

July 31, 2017

Imagine for a moment that you are a new second-grade student entering your classroom for the first time.  You are excited and nervous as you walk through the doorway.  . . . read more

July 28, 2017

One of the evolutions of education is that students are now expected to know more than ever when they are in Kindergarten.  As Dorothy Hall, author and educator, pointed . . . read more

July 26, 2017

As the new school year bursts forth on the horizon, the desire to capture each and every moment of learning and fun begins. With lessons to teach and a classroom . . . read more

July 24, 2017

Books may not belong on trees, but don’t tell that to students in Donna’s 4th Grade class in Channahon, Illinois!  She motivates students to read throughout . . . read more

July 21, 2017

Really Good Teachers around the country shared their best literacy teaching tips to help others improve their teaching techniques. From using clever pointers while readin . . . read more

July 19, 2017

Make the most of back to school time with these teacher-tested and recommended ideas. They set the stage for behavior management and classroom management techniques that . . . read more

July 17, 2017

Ever wonder how Really Good Teachers around the country organize their classrooms for success? We asked some of them to share their best tips and tricks for organizing th . . . read more

July 14, 2017

Teachers are expert bulletin board designers.  They are filled with ideas, brimming with knowledge, and have an uncanny knack for visual design.  Along with those beaut . . . read more

July 12, 2017

Need some math lesson plan ideas for the new school year? We asked Really Good Teachers from around the country to share some of their favorite and most effective math . . . read more

July 10, 2017

Play dough has many uses, including this idea by Jill, a 1st Grade Teacher in Fort Worth, TX. It’s a great, inexpensive material that makes even the littlest (and n . . . read more

July 7, 2017

Seasons are changing and you’re tired of looking at the same bulletin board, the same posters. But really, you are tired of looking at the same classroom. To spice thin . . . read more

July 5, 2017

By mid-year, the classroom closets that were once so neat in August, have become a veritable war zone that requires a hard hat and shield every time you open the . . . read more

July 3, 2017

The library, or reading nook, is one of the most important areas of any classroom. Students need to be able to find books that are at their reading level quickly . . . read more

June 30, 2017

Being a new teacher in a school can be tough – even for veteran teachers! Make new teachers feel welcome with this thoughtful idea by Ann, a 2nd Grade Teacher, . . . read more

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

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