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Thanksgiving Service Project

Tips for teaching students the joy of giving to others in need, while giving thanks for what they have.

routines and procedures

Keeping a Germ-Free Classroom

Lynn Cashell, a teacher in Springfield, Pennsylvania

Keep your classroom one step ahead of cold and flu season with these great tips!

learning activity

Planting "Corn"

Elberta Clinton

This yummy activity helps young students better understand how Native Americans helped the Pilgrims grow crops. 


Integrated Pumpkin Activities

An anonymous fourth grade teacher

A pumpkin party to celebrate and learn about Halloween across the curriculum.

Connect with Your Peers

Students Making Excuses

Oct. 21, 2014

Pat says, “When I tell a student to stop talking, he will reply, "I'm not the only one talking". How do I respond to this student? ”

Oct. 21, 2014

Kate Ortiz says, “It is helpful to make sure that your expectations are clear and students know when they are and aren't supposed to be talking. This clarity needs to include what you consider to be appropriate volume in different situations and what individual volume should sound like during group work.…”

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What to Expect in 2015

Saad Alam, CEO of edtech company Citelighter, shares lessons learned from helping over 3,000 schools adopt new technology.