With Halloween’s tricks and treats right around the corner, it’s time to begin prepping your classroom for the studious ghouls, ghosts, and goblins you’ll have the pleasure of teaching that day. Looking for some spooky inspiration? Check out these 15 Halloween activities and projects from Pinterest to help spookify your classroom!
For new teachers, getting to know your students—and giving them the opportunity to get to know you—is incredibly important. The first day of school can be a whirlwind of excitement and nervous apprehension for both teacher and student.
So, after a fun and eventful summer, it’s a good idea to have a few ice-breakers up your sleeve to help ease your students back into the swing of things. Check out these five activities to help everyone get to know each other on the first day of school!
Happy spring, y’all! In honor of longer days and blooming bulbs, we’re revisiting one of our favorite posts from the TeacherPop archives—and adding a little something special to it. Enjoy!
We’re celebrating the 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 14 favorite 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.
Looking for ways to incorporate black history into your curriculum in February and beyond? We’ve rounded up some of our favorite resources from Pinterest to get you started. Check out our top 10 Pinterest picks for Black History Month.
Depending on your school’s academic calendar, you’re likely gearing up to celebrate the 100th day of school any time between now and the end of February. TeacherPop is getting in on the action, too! We’ve collected some of our favorite 100th day activities, from crafts to lesson plans, straight outta your favorite online mood board…yep, you guessed it: Pinterest.
Check out our 17 favorite activities for the 100th day of school.
Are you looking forward to a well-deserved few weeks off to relax, sing holiday songs, eat delicious cookies, and unwind? We hear you, but first things first: Pinterest! Yes, we’re talking about scouring everyone’s favorite digital scrapbook for cute student gifts that won’t break the bank. Here are seven easy, cheap, and fun holiday gift ideas for teachers to give to their students.
Grab that laminator, and design a bookmark with a picture of your class, an inspirational quote about reading, or featured student artwork. Print it out double-sided with four or five per page and, voila, no more dogged-eared pages in your classroom library books!
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.