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.
Today we’re giving major shout-outs and high fives to the latest group of future teachers to be accepted to Teach For America.
First-year, Teach For America instructor Brian Townsend teaches more than 70 students at LEARN 7 Elementary School in a severely underserved section of Chicago. His students are creative and extremely motivated to learn, but lack access to the breadth of resources available in other districts to fully develop their potential.
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.
Brown Baggin’ It is our weekly food blog brought to you by TeachEatRepeat. Each week, these Brooklyn-based teachers present their favorite recipes for workday lunches.
This week we’re sharing one of our favorites: zoodles and meatballs! Zoodles are zucchini noodles; they are delicious and good for you. We’ve hooked nearly our whole school on the zoodle train. Even better: this dish tastes more delicious a day or two after you make it.
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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.