Still looking for a teaching job? Part three of Emma McDonalds new series focuses on preparing for the hiring process.
Now that the weather is getting warmer and kids are spending more time outdoors, you might want to think about asking your resident artist to paint a playground map. Its a great way for students to learn geography actively.
The warmer weather also has brought back the animals from their winter retreats, inspiring a brand new GoFigure! puzzle -- The Animals in My Yard.
May 3-9 is Teacher Appreciation Week. I hope your students, parents, and administrators take the time to let you know how appreciated you are.
Have a great week!
Teacher Appreciation Week We asked our "Principal Files" principals, "Who was the teacher who had the most significant impact on your life?"
Ways to Celebrate Teacher Appreciation Week Teachers around the country share their favorite Teacher Appreciation Week celebrations.
Rainforest Rescue: The Earth Foundation Project Laura Candler explains how you can save a rainforest -- and maybe even visit one.
Playground Maps A large-scale map painted on playground asphalt "provides a 'clean slate' on which students can do all kinds of activities," says Ed Bonne, "The Playground Map Guy."
The Creatures in My Yard In my busy back yard, you can spy….?
Math and Literature Literature is the ideal vehicle to help students see the importance of numbers in their daily lives.
Springtime Math In spring, you and your students might like to explore math in the great outdoors. Wendy Petti offers a number of creative ideas for teaching math outside the classroom.
Math Mnemonics Area and Circumference
From the Math Machine Guess a Number Use your powers of deduction and your math skills to make logical guesses and identify the mystery digit. (Grades K-12)
Look for more math resources, lessons, and activities in our Math Corner and on our Lesson Planning page.
Emma McDonald In order to successfully navigate the hiring process for schools, you need to prepare yourself with the right information, dress, attitude, and words.
Ask Dr. Shore My fifth-grade daughter is home alone after school. What can I do to make sure shes safe?
Professor Joe Martin Are you a change-phobic?" This Teacher for a Day activity will change your ways.
Ruth Sidney Charney When we take the time to review and record the work of a school year, we see the power of hopes and dreams." We see the evidence of much learning and the value of our teaching.
Ms. Powells Tips for Organizing Your Classroom Label a hanging file folder for each student, and two additional folders that read, To Be Filed" and No Name Papers."
Meet the other members of Education Worlds Columnist Team.
Design Your Own Homework Once a month, students in Valerie Grimes' class design their own homework assignments and report to the group about their activities.
Exploring the First R: To Reinforce The first structure that supports encouraging and empowering language is "to reinforce."
Bulletin Board Ideas
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