In 30 Days of Poet Warriors: Young, Diverse Students, Writing for Change, I have compiled 30 poems and 16 videos by first-time poets and students that address race, immigration, moms, Michael Brown, and more.
More than half of teaching includes classroom management. If you can run a classroom efficiently, the opportunities for kids to learn are endless. Check out these 7 tips for managing a classroom like a boss, adapted from a longer article, 101 Tips for a First Year Teacher, by Teach For America alums Emily and Maggie Pettit.
If you find yourself struggling to maintain your confidence in a classroom full of rowdy students, congratulations! You are completely normal. The good news is you can appear confident even if you’re not feeling it all the time. Let’s take a trip back to 2010 and a post written by TeacherPop writer Molly Eigen. She shares three solid principles to help you act confident and keep your class on track.
Advantages and disadvantages of being a floating teacher—or one who doesn’t have his or her own classroom and depends on the rooms of others—abound. On one hand, you will never have to put up or take down a classroom. On the other, you never have your own space and need to adjust your plans to suit the teacher in whose room you are teaching. It is definitely possible to be a successful floating teacher. Check out our five tips for staying organized.
Spring is in the air! We’re celebrating this weekend’s much-anticipated change of seasons by going all in for spring activities—gardening, science experiments, crafts, you name it. Of course, we couldn’t resist turning to Pinterest to round up our top 10 spring picks for the classroom. Check them out below, and don’t forget to follow us on Pinterest for many more creative ideas for your chickadees.
By now, most first-year teachers know that school budgets vary widely for classroom materials. Some schools provide basic supplies, but those materials are likely dwindling during this last stretch of the school year. TeacherPop recommends keeping a few essential things on hand to make your life easier as we march toward summer break. Check out these 19 materials that every teacher needs in the classroom.
Wouldn’t it be amazing if you had all of your lesson plans mapped out for the rest of the year? A girl can dream. In fact, TeacherPop is dreaming so big that we’ve stepped into our time machine to revisit an old blog by Andrea Janssen about long-term lesson planning. Sometimes you have to take a few steps back to move forward, teachers, and Andrea’s advice stands the test of time. Learn how to avoid school night meltdowns with these three smart ways to tackle your lesson plans in advance.