Best Merit-Based Scholarships for High School Seniors

Getting a college education can open doors for many students, but figuring out how to pay for tuition can be difficult. While student loans are an option, it’s best to look for alternatives that don’t require repayment. We’re beginning to see colleges and universities highlight different ways of helping students afford their education. Fortunately, there … Read more

Second Grade Reading Comprehension Activities

Second graders are some of the most enthusiastic readers out there. They are transitioning from the basics into readers looking for meaning. As they build upon their comprehension skills, they are beginning to make connections to themselves and the world at large. These second grade reading comprehension activities will help your students dig deeper into … Read more

Help! The Awards at My School are Rigged

Dear WeAreTeachers:I teach high school art and every year we collaborate as a department team to choose the senior who is most deserving not just by grades, but by talent, attitude, perseverance, and growth. One of my students joined the Advanced Placement Art class with very little experience. He worked hard to catch up and … Read more

Why We Need to Address Controversial Topics in the Classroom

To engage students in their learning, we must find connections to their daily lives. But what happens when the current events reel overflows with “controversial” topics like gun violence, racism, homophobia, abortion rights, or other issues that straddle political divides? It may be more “comfortable” to continue with our planned curriculum, but if we do … Read more

Teaching Juneteenth: Ideas for the Classroom

The Fourth of July is widely known as a holiday dedicated to celebrating independence, but many people also celebrate Freedom Day—Juneteenth. Juneteenth takes place annually on June 19 to commemorate the day in 1865 when federal orders read in Galveston, Texas, stated that all previously enslaved people in Texas were free. This was an important … Read more

Best Teacher Planners, as Recommended by Educators

Teacher planners are a hot topic of conversation on the WeAreTeachers HELPLINE group. Educators are always in search of the perfect planner, one that will help them keep up with lessons, meetings, activities, and maybe even their personal lives too. We rounded up the planners teachers recommend most to one another. Take a look and … Read more

Help! I Don’t Want to Job-Share Anymore

Dear WeAreTeachers:I’ve been teaching for 12 years now. For the last six, I’ve been in a job share with another teacher. She works Mondays and Tuesdays, and I work Wednesdays and Thursdays. We trade off Fridays. She is an excellent teacher, and it’s been such a wonderful partnership. We know we can count on each … Read more

How To Find Work That Fits Your Schedule

Full-time teaching is a lot more than 40 hours a week, as experienced educators know. That just doesn’t work for everyone. If you love to teach but don’t want full-time work, there are plenty of options! Here are some common part-time teaching jobs, and tips on how you can get one for yourself. Job-Share Teaching … Read more

Best Father’s Day Crafts for Kids

With Father’s Day approaching, many teachers get in a last-minute craft they can send home to gift the dads and father figures in their students’ lives. We know every student has a different home situation, but for those wanting to participate, these Father’s Day crafts for kids are all easy to do and don’t require … Read more