Category: Teacher Tips

Tips to close out class

1. Exit Tickets or Tickets to Leave With 5 minutes left in class, present students with a small form that requires them to answer a few questions about the core concepts of the lesson for that class period or gives them space to reflect on what was the most important thing they learned in that… Read more »

Tips for Using Technology in the Classroom

1. Use a Noise Meter (we particularly like the one on our website or on our app). There are plenty of good options. You can use the noise meter to keep the class quiet or set a high bar and see if they can get excited and set off the meter (assuming you have something… Read more »

Stay Social, While Staying Sane

We all need to be aware of how social media can affect our mental health, but the risks are even greater for children and teens. Parents know that social media can expose kids to cyber-bullies and predators, but a study at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine also showed that the more time young… Read more »

Hardcore Tips to Beat Cold and Flu Season

We had such a good response to yesterday’s post, that we’ve collected some additional tips that are not for the faint of heart. We wouldn’t exactly recommend these tips for more than entertain or only for those who really want to got to extremes to prevent the cold and flu. 1. Vitamin load There are… Read more »

Tips to beat cold and flu season

This tips Tuesday was inspired by a member of our team, who is at home with a daughter sick with the flu. 1. Get the flu shot Even in years where the vaccine is not as effective, the flu shot is one of the best ways to prevent infection. 2. Wash your hands – all… Read more »

Five time-saving tips for teachers

Here are five ways to save time in and out of your classroom. 1. Use In and Out boxes to reduce clutter It’s easy to set up In and Out boxes for each of your class periods. They help take the clutter off your desk and create a structure that organizes everything from assignments to… Read more »

Tips for teachers dealing with mental health

As teachers, you have a unique relationship with young people and as such are often privy to, or made aware of, when young people are experiencing emotional or mental health issue. Here are a few tips to aiding those students in need. Show you care –  Often students don’t need anything more than someone who… Read more »

Humorous Advice for New Teachers

1. Always learn where the bathrooms are all located. 2. Never tell the kids how old you are. 3. Never, EVER, be SUPER NICE when disciplining a kid. 5. Most important people to get on your side first: custodians. 6. Don’t wear your really cool clothes to school: Your go-to daily wardrobe will consist of… Read more »

Ten Career Tips for Teachers

1. Build a Network Everyone needs support and no one will understand your needs, goals, and struggles like other educators. 2. Try Not to Take it Personally Teaching means that you are exposed to dozens, maybe even hundreds of individuals working through the ups and downs of their own lives. It will be hard –… Read more »