17 Ideas to Motivate Students

December 15, 2023

Every teacher has seen it — the incredible drive and the resulting accomplishments of a motivated student. Motivation, whether the student is self-motivating or whether you are encouraging it, is more than a powerful emotion — it is a behavior and a characteristic that helps mature students and propel them to success. As a teacher, […]

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How to Improve Student Engagement

December 1, 2023

The primary goal for any educator is to keep students engaged so they understand learning material on a deeper level. Improving student engagement leads to better focus and enthusiasm toward lessons and activities throughout the learning process. As an educator, you will see better concentration levels from your students and gain appreciation from both parents […]

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14 100th Day of School Activities 

November 8, 2023

Reaching 100 days of school is a huge accomplishment for both you and your students! It’s an exciting day that your class needs to celebrate because you deserve it, and children usually need a good boost to motivate them in the middle of winter — 100th-day activities are a great way to do that. Celebrating […]

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25 Spooky Halloween Classroom Ideas

October 25, 2023

With costumes filling stores and a chill in the air, Halloween is right around the corner. Celebrate the spooky season with these fun and creative Halloween classroom activities for elementary school students. You’ll find various activities, from Halloween party games and crafts to educational activities like writing prompts and STEM challenges. Each of these delightfully […]

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Top Fun First Day of School Activities

July 14, 2023

The first day of school can set the standard for the rest of the term. Everyone is excited to be back or start at a new school year. Some might be a little nervous about making new friends, while others can’t wait to jump in and find their besties for the year or maybe even life. You […]

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The Guide to Managing Emotions in the Classroom

June 16, 2023

Big feelings are tough to deal with, especially when you’re still learning about them. Emotional skills are nothing short of crucial in the early years, but many children struggle to navigate complicated feelings. They might be prone to outbursts or bottle up their feelings in unhealthy ways. By teaching kids how to work through their […]

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Report Card Comments and Phrases for All Subjects

June 2, 2023

As the end of the grading period comes to a close, you’re faced with the daunting task of creating original and insightful comments about every student in your class. These meaningful report card messages should have a respectful balance of constructive criticism and kindness, helping your students see their strengths while learning where they can […]

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17 Last Day of School Activities

May 19, 2023

With the end of the school year coming up, your students likely have plenty of energy and excitement. They’ll be itching to start their summer vacation, so you probably won’t try to introduce a new concept or start a project within the last few days. As summer break looms closer, it’s helpful to have a […]

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Engaging and Creative Classroom Activities for Kids

April 21, 2023

When a student insists on you seeing their newest drawing or reading the poems they have been working on, they are sharing more than just their art. Creative activities allow students to express themselves in ways they may be unable to otherwise. Creative activities also give teachers a better look into their students’ hearts and […]

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10 Sensory Activities for Kids

April 6, 2023

When you imagine how young kids learn in school, you probably think of memorizing numbers, using flashcards or singing the alphabet. While these are certainly effective ways for kids to learn in school, it’s important to provide children with fun sensory activities that engage their senses, promote creativity and enhance scientific thinking. Sensory play includes […]

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The Top 30 Classroom Essentials for Teachers

March 24, 2023

For around 180 days a year, students and teachers alike view the classroom as a second home. With so much time spent in the classroom, it is essential to be prepared with all the necessary supplies you may need throughout the school year. From basics like pencils and paper to fun items like rugs and decorations, […]

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16 First Day of Spring Classroom Ideas

March 10, 2023

Spring is a time of rebirth and new beginnings. It’s a time to celebrate the arrival of new life and the coming warm weather. This also means it’s time to start thinking about the first day of spring classroom ideas. It can be challenging to come up with new and fun first day of spring […]

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