24 Perfect Secret Santa Gifts for Teachers

It’s the most wonderful time of the year… for coworker Secret Santas! Teacher Maria wrote in to the WeAreTeachers HELPLINE with the following Christmas conundrum: “What do I get for a Secret Santa gift for teachers I don’t really know at all? There’s a $25 maximum.” Here are 25 no-fail ideas from our awesome community … Read more

Here’s what they really want

Preschool teachers use a lot of supplies. During the holidays, gifting them with classroom essentials can help them get a jump start on the next year. Of course, splurging on something more personal for your teacher friend, family member, or little one’s teacher will also brighten their day! Whatever you do, be sure to send … Read more

Best Gifts for Paraprofessionals and Other School Support Staff

Teachers, especially in elementary school, usually receive plenty of presents during the holiday gifting season. Despite the best of intentions, however, it can be easy to overlook school support staff like paraprofessionals, cafeteria workers, custodians, and secretaries. Whether you are a teacher or administrator looking to give back to your staff or a parent of … Read more

Help! My Students Found My Tinder Profile

Dear WeAreTeachers,A colleague told me that several of her 8th grade boys wouldn’t stop whispering and laughing. When she asked them what was up, they told her, “We found Ms. Wagner on Tinder during lunch.” I AM MS. WAGNER. One of them must have made an account using a fake birthday to appear in my … Read more

25 Best Educational Toys and Games for Kindergarten

Kindergartners are just starting to get excited about academic skills, but they still love to—and need to—learn by doing and playing. Give them materials that allow them to have fun and build with this list of our favorite educational toys for kindergarten learning. (Just a heads up, WeAreTeachers may collect a share of sales from … Read more

The Best 2022 Black Friday Deals for Teachers

The WeAreTeachers team is on the hunt for the best Black Friday deals for teachers! Our favorite stores have been hosting sales nearly all month long with weekly and daily deals. We’re linking our favorite categories below, but be sure to join our WeAreTeachers Deals group on Facebook for deal announcements chosen by our editors. … Read more

Help! My Students Found My Tinder Profile

Dear WeAreTeachers,A colleague told me that several of her 8th grade boys wouldn’t stop whispering and laughing. When she asked them what was up, they told her, “We found Ms. Wagner on Tinder during lunch.” I AM MS. WAGNER. One of them must have made an account using a fake birthday to appear in my … Read more

Best Magazines for Kids to Share in Your Classroom

No matter how many awesome tech tools we find, we’ll always love a great print magazine. There are so many classroom uses, from adding variety to your classroom library to using excerpts for reading or writing mini-lessons, or to boost kids’ background knowledge about a topic. Whether you get a classroom subscription or stock up … Read more