After a long day of teaching, the last thing you want to do is tackle a bunch of chores to get ready for the next school day. Buck up, teachers, and be a friend to your next day’s self: tackle as many quick tasks as you can before you depart for the evening. Most importantly, get your students to help! Many schools have non-instructional time—for example, during dismissals. Take advantage of this time to assign quick classroom jobs to your students.
For all the new teachers out there, soon you’ll be standing in front of a classroom (if you’re not already) and shaping young minds, at last. It’s going to be great; we promise. You have a lot more support than you think, from fellow teachers, mentors, and even yours truly, TeacherPop. Believe it or not, one of the resources you’ll likely turn to most is Pinterest. The social media site is a treasure trove of teaching resources, includes everything from lesson plans to classroom management guides, and provides a unique opportunity to connect with other teachers who are looking for inspiration.
Isn’t Earth the BEST? Our lovely planet has hosted billions of years of life and its rotation around the sun is always on point. It rarely complains, even when its party guests are super rude and don’t clean up after themselves.
TeacherPop bows down to Earth’s many selfless qualities every day, but we’re going the extra mile on April 22 for Earth Day. In our search for great ways to celebrate Earth Day in the classroom, we turned to our bestie/online bulletin board: Pinterest. Check out our top 14 Pinterest picks for Earth Day activities in the classroom.
St. Patrick’s Day is right around the corner, so we thought it was a great time to take a peek at Pinterest for some inspiration. Whether you’re planning a lowkey day of shamrock crafts or going big with green food coloring, we’ve got you covered.
Here are TeacherPop’s top 12 Pinterest Picks for celebrating St. Patrick’s Day in the classroom.
4. Pipe Cleaner Snake (ICYMI: Pat chased snakes out of Ireland!)
Still looking for ways to celebrate Black History Month in the classroom? Don’t miss our Black History Month Pinterest board chock full of educational and creative ideas for all grade levels. Here are 7 of our top picks.