Best Teacher Discounts in 2022: The Ultimate List

If we ran the world, we’d give teacher discounts on every single thing. Fortunately, lots of businesses and organizations agree with us! Teachers can save on school supplies, clothing and shoes, tech like laptops and printers, and more if they know where to look. This list is always growing and changing, so bookmark it and … Read more

Should I Report My Creepy Coworker?

Dear WeAreTeachers,I was chatting with a group of former students over lunch. They showed me a bunch of pictures they’d taken over the summer that all looked similar, so I jokingly asked if they all hired the same photographer. That’s when they told me one of our social studies teachers took the photos for free. … Read more

Zones of Regulation Activities, Tips, and Ideas

Learning to identify and regulate emotions is a big job, especially for little kids! However, this skill is essential for students to master in order to be successful in school (and in life), and luckily there are plenty of Zones of Regulation activities and games to help teach them. Zones of Regulation, a curriculum developed … Read more

17 Easy Ways To Build Healthy Student Minds

Ready to feel a bit intimidated? According to the PEW Research Center, the American Academy of Pediatrics, the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, and the Children’s Hospital Association, the pandemic-related decline in child and adolescent mental health is a national health emergency. That’s huge. Especially since we know that teachers, yet again, are … Read more

24 Lesson Plan Examples for Every Grade and Subject

Writing lesson plans isn’t usually a teacher’s favorite part of the job, but it’s a necessary one. Whether you’re a brand-new teacher or an experienced educator looking for some new ideas, these lesson plan examples offer inspiration for every subject and every grade level. Lesson Plan Sections Many lesson plans include some or all of … Read more

Help! Our School Receptionist Is Mean

Dear WeAreTeachers,Last year was my first year at a new school (kindergarten teacher here). Looking back, I almost had exclusively negative experiences with our receptionist. She gossips, plays favorites, and vents about who she likes or doesn’t like often within earshot of parents waiting in the office. But the worst was when my partner teacher … Read more

19 Activities To Help Nurture Kindness in Your Students

We all can think back to elementary school and remember a time when a classmate or friend was unkind. Times like this often stick with us—and they can negatively impact young learners. Fostering and encouraging kindness at a young age is key to building compassionate, happy, and positive kids. Instilling these behaviors at a young … Read more

Why and How to Use Them, Plus 100s of Ideas

One of the best, most effective tools for the classroom is anchor charts, although you won’t find Anchor Charts 101 on most teacher training programs’ syllabi. If you’re new to teaching, you may have lots of questions about what anchor charts are, what purpose they serve, how to get started, and when to use them. … Read more