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October 20, 2017

What is Kids Care & Share™?  Really Good Stuff® is pleased to provide an opportunity for you and your students to get involved in community outreach and charitabl . . . read more

October 18, 2017

It’s not too late to create a fun and exciting Halloween costume for your children! The costume ideas below can be created inexpensively in less than a couple of ho . . . read more

October 16, 2017

Talking politics isn’t easy, but discussing the election process is important. Steer clear of the drama and approach elections with some of the terrific ideas found . . . read more

October 13, 2017

It’s bound to happen at least once during the year… you are sick and you need a substitute to run your class in your absence. Here’s the chance to plan . . . read more

October 11, 2017

Differentiated Classrooms “I have a differentiated classroom” is a phrase we often hear from teachers today. Most teachers differentiate learning by adding variety to . . . read more

October 9, 2017

Tired of the same bulletin boards every November?  This year spice things up with some boards that can be used throughout the busy weeks leading up to winter vacation.  . . . read more

October 6, 2017

It’s undeniable; technology has allowed teachers to take their lesson planning & organization to a new level. As this school year gets underway, there are some fun . . . read more

October 4, 2017

Service Learning & Community Service Teaching children about community engagement is often called “service learning”. It is a process of involving students in com . . . read more

October 2, 2017

Establishing a strong bond with the families of your students is vital. Good and frequent communication is key. Some of our Really Good Teachers share how they nurture th . . . read more

September 29, 2017

Be in control of the classroom this school year with the help of these teacher-tested Classroom Management Hacks. From organization to helping parents participate, these . . . read more

September 27, 2017

If your behavior management is spot on, your school year will be a breeze, but if it’s wobbly? Watch out for a rocky year. All Really Good Teachers know that . . . read more

September 25, 2017

Consider it the ultimate list of language arts lessons for elementary teachers! With over 50 teacher-tested, classroom-proven lesson and activity ideas, this list is fill . . . read more

September 22, 2017

Need some math lesson inspiration? We have your back! Here are 45 fun math ideas from Really Good Teachers across the country! All activities have been used and tested in . . . read more

September 20, 2017

Classroom organization goes to the next level with these teacher-suggested ideas. From organizing small classrooms to taming the paper monster, these activities and ideas . . . read more

September 18, 2017

Columbus Day is coming up quickly and it’s time to integrate some history and crafts into your lesson plans.  If you are looking for some fun new ideas, check out . . . read more

September 15, 2017

We asked Really Good Teachers around the country to share some of their best teaching tips for working with ESL and ELL students. Not only were their ideas and activities . . . read more

September 13, 2017

Do you have lunch with your students? This idea takes it to a whole new level! The next time you want to dine with your students, try this idea by . . . read more

September 11, 2017

Bullying doesn’t just happen between children.  Nor is it reserved for those who “don’t know better” or have not been through bullying awareness training.  . . . read more

September 8, 2017

Bullying prevention takes center stage with these tips and tricks from teachers around the country. The activities are designed to engage learners of all ages and help th . . . read more

September 6, 2017

It starts in early elementary school.  The breaking down of sentences and the discussion about parts of speech begins on those alphabet printed area rugs where kindergar . . . read more

September 4, 2017

The first half of my almost thirty years of teaching was in a primary regular education classroom. The second half has been in special education. My thoughts on behavior . . . read more

September 1, 2017

Let children talk about their family’s holiday traditions and teach your class about similarities and differences.  The ideas below can help you bridge the gap between . . . read more

August 30, 2017

Social studies can feel like the lost subject with the push toward STEAM and Language Arts. Despite not getting the limelight, teaching students about history, culture, a . . . read more

August 28, 2017

No closets in your classroom?  No problem!  If you are searching for ways to organize your teaching supplies and materials, but you are without closets, it can be a cha . . . read more

August 25, 2017

From preschool through high school, bullying is a problem in every grade, but you have the power to help minimize its impact and stop it altogether. The ideas below have . . . read more

August 23, 2017

It’s always fun to integrate food into lesson plans. While it may seem like a messy idea, using food is a great way to get even the most reluctant learners . . . read more

August 21, 2017

Are you ready for some new spelling and sight word activities for the new school year?  Break free of traditional ideas and try these three teacher-tested and approved a . . . read more

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

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