We know it’s going to be a super weekend for all you football fans out there. But if you’re looking to catch up on all the best teaching-related reads before Sunday’s big game, TeacherPop has a few suggestions for your reading list. Check out these nine teacher reads to kick off Super Bowl weekend!

“In terms of diversity, geography is just as important as racial and ethnic.” The New York Times reports on how colleges and universities are encouraging students from rural areas of the U.S. to consider higher education.

Do you know the best time to schedule recess? Or what to do if the weather fails to cooperate? NPR looks into new recess guidelines from the CDC and SHAPE, and the benefits of making recess part of your curriculum.

“I understand things visually, by finding them in paint. I don’t know if my dyslexia causes me to be this way, but I have a feeling it does.”

MindShift looks into the benefits of outdoor learning and offers some advice on how teachers can expand their classroom out in the wild.

MindShift also highlights five good reasons math teachers should make spatial reasoning a focus in their classrooms.

“Hidden gender biases in curricula and the socialization of gender roles lead to inequitable education for girls and for boys. What changes can be made to create a more equitable learning environment for all students?” The fine folks at Edutopia have some suggestions.

“When it seems as though politicians and others can’t agree on basic facts, it’s more important than ever to encourage our students to seek truth.” A high school teacher discusses why facts still matter.

“It’s such a special feeling when one of your students doesn’t think they can do something and see them over time develop that belief in themselves.” Teach For America corps member and NFL cheerleader, Areli Carreon (Bay Area ’15), shares her inspiring story helping students achieve success in the classroom.

If you’re looking to kick off this Super Bowl weekend with some cute competition, don’t miss today’s match up between two fierce and fluffy rivals, Team Longears and Team Lops!