100+ classroom ideas by experienced teachers

This article highlights 100+ classroom ideas by experienced teachers.

  1. Please, Don’t Assign Homework Over Winter Break - It sends the wrong message, period. The post Please, Don’t Assign Homework Over Winter Break appeared first on WeAreTeachers. Read more
  2. 5 Myths About Teaching Preferred Pronouns: Debunked - Three cheers for the singular they. The post 5 Myths About Teaching Preferred Pronouns: Debunked appeared first on WeAreTeachers. Read more
  3. This New Smartpen Is All You Need to Make Flipped-Classroom Videos - And our minds are kind of blown. 🤯 The post This New Smartpen Is All You Need to Make Flipped-Classroom Videos appeared first on WeAreTeachers. Read more
  4. 30 Easy Ornament Crafts for Kids That Parents Will Love to Display - Do you wanna build a snowman ornament? The post 30 Easy Ornament Crafts for Kids That Parents Will Love to Display appeared first on WeAreTeachers. Read more
  5. 5 Real-World STEAM Skills Used by National Geographic Explorers - Turn your students into problem solvers for the planet. The post 5 Real-World STEAM Skills Used by National Geographic Explorers appeared first on WeAreTeachers. Read more
  6. 20 Simple and Fun 2nd Grade Science Experiments and Activities - Drink root beer floats … in the name of science! The post 20 Simple and Fun 2nd Grade Science Experiments and Activities appeared first on WeAreTeachers. Read more
  7. 25 First Grade Science Projects to Pique Everyone’s Interest - From studying birds to blowing up balloons with gas, there’s something here to fascinate any kid. The post 25 First Grade Science Projects to Pique Everyone’s Interest appeared first on WeAreTeachers. Read more
  8. Supporting Seniors Through College Application Crunch Time - Six ways to help them through this busy time of life. The post Supporting Seniors Through College Application Crunch Time appeared first on WeAreTeachers. Read more
  9. How I Use Class Group Chats to Build Classroom Culture IRL - Because learning doesn’t happen on a seven bell schedule. The post How I Use Class Group Chats to Build Classroom Culture IRL appeared first on WeAreTeachers. Read more
  10. 16 Fun and Free First Grade Math Games and Activities - Teach them early on that math can be fun! The post 16 Fun and Free First Grade Math Games and Activities appeared first on WeAreTeachers. Read more
  11. Doing Student-Led Conferences the Right Way - Set it up for success, stand back, and reap the rewards. The post Doing Student-Led Conferences the Right Way appeared first on WeAreTeachers. Read more
  12. We’re Pressuring Students to Read Too Fast, Too Much, Too Soon - No wonder reading scores are on the decline. The post We’re Pressuring Students to Read Too Fast, Too Much, Too Soon appeared first on WeAreTeachers. Read more
  13. 50+ Reasons to Finally Buy that Cricut You’ve Been Coveting - You know you want one. The post 50+ Reasons to Finally Buy that Cricut You’ve Been Coveting appeared first on WeAreTeachers. Read more
  14. This Teacher Swapped Her Regular Chairs for Flexible Seating—Here’s What Happened - Flexible seating has been shown to improve academics and reduce anxiety. The post This Teacher Swapped Her Regular Chairs for Flexible Seating—Here’s What Happened appeared first on WeAreTeachers. Read more
  15. 10 School Recycling Centers We Really Love - Increase participation with a fun and colorful recycling center. The post 10 School Recycling Centers We Really Love appeared first on WeAreTeachers. Read more
  16. The Best Thanksgiving Books for the Classroom - Picks for grades K–12. The post The Best Thanksgiving Books for the Classroom appeared first on WeAreTeachers. Read more
  17. Teachers, You Can Get a Free Kindness Kit for Your Classroom - It comes with lessons, a classroom poster, and Hallmark greeting cards! The post Teachers, You Can Get a Free Kindness Kit for Your Classroom appeared first on WeAreTeachers. Read more
  18. 16 Clever and Cozy Ways to Use Stuffed Animals in the Classroom - It’s time for a cuddle party! The post 16 Clever and Cozy Ways to Use Stuffed Animals in the Classroom appeared first on WeAreTeachers. Read more
  19. We Asked Teachers What Their Most Successful Students Have in Common, and Their Answers Might Surprise You - Plus, suggestions for building the skills that matter most. The post We Asked Teachers What Their Most Successful Students Have in Common, and Their Answers Might Surprise You appeared first on WeAreTeachers. Read more
  20. How to Create Inclusive Classroom Spaces for Students With Physical Disabilities - Five guiding principles to think about. The post How to Create Inclusive Classroom Spaces for Students With Physical Disabilities appeared first on WeAreTeachers. Read more
  21. 18 Clever Ways to Use Geoboards in the Classroom - Simple, classic, and fun. Every classroom needs these. The post 18 Clever Ways to Use Geoboards in the Classroom appeared first on WeAreTeachers. Read more
  22. 23 Must-Read Anti-Bullying Books for Kids - Sometimes a book can change a heart. The post 23 Must-Read Anti-Bullying Books for Kids appeared first on WeAreTeachers. Read more
  23. 26 Wood Craft Sticks Projects and Ideas for the Classroom - Stock up, because you’re going to need to try all of these. The post 26 Wood Craft Sticks Projects and Ideas for the Classroom appeared first on WeAreTeachers. Read more
  24. 63 Awesome Websites for Teaching and Learning Math - Bookmark this list STAT! The post 63 Awesome Websites for Teaching and Learning Math appeared first on WeAreTeachers. Read more
  25. The High School Teachers Ending Child Marriage in Pennsylvania - Pennsylvania’s first gender studies teachers turned a class assignment into a campaign to end child marriage. And it’s working. The post The High School Teachers Ending Child Marriage in Pennsylvania appeared first on WeAreTeachers....
  26. Paint-by-Numbers, or Picasso? How Structured Should We Make Kids Art? - As teachers, we need to give the structure to the kids who want it; but give space for children to explore. The post Paint-by-Numbers, or Picasso? How Structured Should We Make Kids Art? appeared...
  27. 5 Classroom Noise Monitor Apps to Help Calm the Chaos - Let technology teach them what “inside voices” means. The post 5 Classroom Noise Monitor Apps to Help Calm the Chaos appeared first on WeAreTeachers. Read more
  28. Why a Wireless Classroom Doorbell May Be Your Favorite Purchase Ever - The only attention-getter you really need. The post Why a Wireless Classroom Doorbell May Be Your Favorite Purchase Ever appeared first on WeAreTeachers. Read more
  29. The Best Pumpkin Math Activities for Grades K-3 - What’s round and orange and helps you teach math? Pumpkins! The post The Best Pumpkin Math Activities for Grades K-3 appeared first on WeAreTeachers. Read more
  30. Dogs in the Classroom Improve SEL, Cognitive, and Even Reading Skills - The research is compelling. The post Dogs in the Classroom Improve SEL, Cognitive, and Even Reading Skills appeared first on WeAreTeachers. Read more
  31. The Surprising Skills My Students Learned by Designing Mazes for Robots - Persistence, collaboration, and problem-solving to name a few. The post The Surprising Skills My Students Learned by Designing Mazes for Robots appeared first on WeAreTeachers. Read more
  32. These Strategies Help My Students Get Back on Track and Learn to ❤️ Reading - From incorporating community service to reading YA books, these strategies WORK. The post These Strategies Help My Students Get Back on Track and Learn to ❤️ Reading appeared first on WeAreTeachers. Read more
  33. 27 Satisfying Kinetic Sand Activities for PreK and Elementary School - More fun than a day at the beach! The post 27 Satisfying Kinetic Sand Activities for PreK and Elementary School appeared first on WeAreTeachers. Read more
  34. 15 Write the Room Activities for Reading, Math, and More - It’s like a scavenger hunt for knowledge! The post 15 Write the Room Activities for Reading, Math, and More appeared first on WeAreTeachers. Read more
  35. 13 Ways to Bring Hygge to Your Classroom - Let’s get cozy. The post 13 Ways to Bring Hygge to Your Classroom appeared first on WeAreTeachers. Read more
  36. 20 Genius Ways to Use Play-Doh in the Classroom - Play-Doh isn’t just for preschool! The post 20 Genius Ways to Use Play-Doh in the Classroom appeared first on WeAreTeachers. Read more
  37. Your Students Can Help Kids Fighting Cancer … by Doing Math! - Math problems for a great cause is an easy calculation. The post Your Students Can Help Kids Fighting Cancer … by Doing Math! appeared first on WeAreTeachers. Read more
  38. Flexible Seating on a Budget? You Can Do It! - When you want those coffeehouse vibes, but you don’t have the money. The post Flexible Seating on a Budget? You Can Do It! appeared first on WeAreTeachers. Read more
  39. 31 Fun and Educational Halloween Games for the Classroom - Mix fun and learning this Halloween season. The post 31 Fun and Educational Halloween Games for the Classroom appeared first on WeAreTeachers. Read more
  40. A Minimalist’s Guide to Classroom Design - If it’s not in the top three things I’m teaching THAT week, I don’t need to display it. The post A Minimalist’s Guide to Classroom Design appeared first on WeAreTeachers. Read more
  41. We ❤️ These Free Music Resources for Teachers from Carnegie Hall - Rich, culturally diverse songs, videos, and lessons you’ll love to teach. The post We ❤️ These Free Music Resources for Teachers from Carnegie Hall appeared first on WeAreTeachers. Read more
  42. It’s a Recycling Bin Makeover Challenge, and These Teachers Conquered It! - They made amazing classroom art out of recycling bins! The post It’s a Recycling Bin Makeover Challenge, and These Teachers Conquered It! appeared first on WeAreTeachers. Read more
  43. 5th Graders Learn Powerful Life Lessons by Writing Letters to Cancer Survivors - This teacher wants his students to know that even the smallest act matters. The post 5th Graders Learn Powerful Life Lessons by Writing Letters to Cancer Survivors appeared first on WeAreTeachers. Read more
  44. Here’s How to Get Kids to Have Meaningful Conversations About Math - The first step is giving them meaningful problems to solve. The post Here’s How to Get Kids to Have Meaningful Conversations About Math appeared first on WeAreTeachers. Read more
  45. Turn Muggles into Wizards With Harry Potter Science Experiments - Because sometimes science seems like magic. The post Turn Muggles into Wizards With Harry Potter Science Experiments appeared first on WeAreTeachers. Read more
  46. 10 Ways to Clean Scribbled-On, Germ-Ridden, Chewed-Gum Desks - The 411 on getting EVERYTHING off desks. The post 10 Ways to Clean Scribbled-On, Germ-Ridden, Chewed-Gum Desks appeared first on WeAreTeachers. Read more
  47. 10 Ways to Help Students Who Struggle With Anxiety - Breathe in. Breathe out. The post 10 Ways to Help Students Who Struggle With Anxiety appeared first on WeAreTeachers. Read more
  48. These Free Fairy Tale Storybooks Get Kids Thinking About Being Outdoors - Once upon a time, these fairy tale characters stayed inside instead. The post These Free Fairy Tale Storybooks Get Kids Thinking About Being Outdoors appeared first on WeAreTeachers. Read more
  49. 18 Number Line Activities You’ll Want to Try in Your Classroom - The line to learning starts here. The post 18 Number Line Activities You’ll Want to Try in Your Classroom appeared first on WeAreTeachers. Read more
  50. 12 Clever Clipboard Hacks for the Classroom - These are a classroom essential. The post 12 Clever Clipboard Hacks for the Classroom appeared first on WeAreTeachers. Read more
  51. The Big List of K–2 Literacy Centers - Forty ideas to inspire you! The post The Big List of K–2 Literacy Centers appeared first on WeAreTeachers. Read more
  52. Samsung Is Hosting a STEM Contest and Giving Away $3 Million in Classroom Technology! - Submit a STEM idea and you could win BIG. The post Samsung Is Hosting a STEM Contest and Giving Away $3 Million in Classroom Technology! appeared first on WeAreTeachers. Read more
  53. This New Dr. Seuss Book Gives Kids a Wild and Expansive View of Art History - We’re loving Dr. Seuss’s Horse Museum. The post This New Dr. Seuss Book Gives Kids a Wild and Expansive View of Art History appeared first on WeAreTeachers. Read more
  54. 10 Smart Ideas for Using a Document Camera in Language Arts Class - An imaginative tool that makes English-teaching life easier? Yes, please. The post 10 Smart Ideas for Using a Document Camera in Language Arts Class appeared first on WeAreTeachers. Read more
  55. 20 Great Ideas for School Auction Art Projects - Art projects that will be fun for your kids and bring in big bucks for your school auction. The post 20 Great Ideas for School Auction Art Projects appeared first on WeAreTeachers. Read more
  56. By the Numbers: Why You Should Enter Samsung’s Solve for Tomorrow Contest - Doing a meaningful project is one of the best ways to get your students excited about STEM subjects. The post By the Numbers: Why You Should Enter Samsung’s Solve for Tomorrow Contest appeared first...
  57. 16 Card Games That Will Turn Your Students Into Math Aces - We’re stacking the deck in your favor, math teachers. The post 16 Card Games That Will Turn Your Students Into Math Aces appeared first on WeAreTeachers. Read more
  58. 5 Surprising Things You Can Do With Seesaw - This portfolio app is a real classroom powerhouse! The post 5 Surprising Things You Can Do With Seesaw appeared first on WeAreTeachers. Read more
  59. Reading Strategies That Work, According To Science - Get their brains to light up. Literally. The post Reading Strategies That Work, According To Science appeared first on WeAreTeachers. Read more
  60. Kids Often Confuse Greater Than/Less Than. This Simple Switch Can Help. - It’s time to ax the alligator mouth. The post Kids Often Confuse Greater Than/Less Than. This Simple Switch Can Help. appeared first on WeAreTeachers. Read more
  61. 23 Fun Beach Ball Games and Activities to Pep Up Your Classroom - So many ways to have a ball … without getting sand in your shoes. The post 23 Fun Beach Ball Games and Activities to Pep Up Your Classroom appeared first on WeAreTeachers. Read more
  62. Will These iPad Cases Stand up to Kindergartners? We Put Them to the Test - Spills and accidents are part of kindergarten, which is why you need iPad cases that last. The post Will These iPad Cases Stand up to Kindergartners? We Put Them to the Test appeared first...
  63. Logical Consequences in the Classroom - We need to teach students the hows and whys of good decisions, rather than punishing them for making a bad choice. The post Logical Consequences in the Classroom appeared first on WeAreTeachers. Read more
  64. 15 Reasons Your Classroom Needs Carpet Spots (Also, Deal Alert!) - We’ve got a real soft spot for these clever classroom tools. The post 15 Reasons Your Classroom Needs Carpet Spots (Also, Deal Alert!) appeared first on WeAreTeachers. Read more
  65. 8 Classroom Tasks Teachers Should Stop Doing for Their Students - It’s not doing them any favors. The post 8 Classroom Tasks Teachers Should Stop Doing for Their Students appeared first on WeAreTeachers. Read more
  66. 40 Creative and Simple Sight Word Activities for the Classroom - The inspiration we needed. The post 40 Creative and Simple Sight Word Activities for the Classroom appeared first on WeAreTeachers. Read more
  67. Want to Help Your Students Get Better-Paying Jobs? - Get them certified while they’re still in school. The post Want to Help Your Students Get Better-Paying Jobs? appeared first on WeAreTeachers. Read more
  68. A Teacher’s Guide to Hearing Impairment in Children - Whether hearing loss is mild or severe, there’s plenty teachers can do to help students succeed. The post A Teacher’s Guide to Hearing Impairment in Children appeared first on WeAreTeachers. Read more
  69. 30 Interactive Bulletin Boards That Will Engage Students at Every Level - Because learning is best when it’s hands-on. The post 30 Interactive Bulletin Boards That Will Engage Students at Every Level appeared first on WeAreTeachers. Read more
  70. Cell Phones in Class Driving You Nuts? Try One of These Clever Ideas - For times when you need their undivided attention. The post Cell Phones in Class Driving You Nuts? Try One of These Clever Ideas appeared first on WeAreTeachers. Read more
  71. Why I Scrapped My Classroom Library - And what I’m doing instead. The post Why I Scrapped My Classroom Library appeared first on WeAreTeachers. Read more
  72. What Makes for Good Classroom Rules? - Free printables, plus advice from our teacher community. The post What Makes for Good Classroom Rules? appeared first on WeAreTeachers. Read more
  73. We’re Loving This Service Learning Project That Inspires Students to Become Global Citizens - Activate students in the fight against the Global Water Crisis. The post We’re Loving This Service Learning Project That Inspires Students to Become Global Citizens appeared first on WeAreTeachers. Read more
  74. My Students and I Just Love This Online Quiz Tool - Here’s why. The post My Students and I Just Love This Online Quiz Tool appeared first on WeAreTeachers. Read more
  75. 30 Tips for Setting up an Inspired, Organized Classroom Library - Keep kids reading from day one. The post 30 Tips for Setting up an Inspired, Organized Classroom Library appeared first on WeAreTeachers. Read more
  76. We Shouldn’t Let Reading Levels Define Our Students - A child is not an N or a K. The post We Shouldn’t Let Reading Levels Define Our Students appeared first on WeAreTeachers. Read more
  77. I Let My Middle School Students Investigate With Fire (and Here’s Why You Should Too!) - I survived and so can you. The post I Let My Middle School Students Investigate With Fire (and Here’s Why You Should Too!) appeared first on WeAreTeachers. Read more
  78. This Digital and Print News Subscription Will Energize Your High School - Keep your students engaged in the world they want to change. The post This Digital and Print News Subscription Will Energize Your High School appeared first on WeAreTeachers. Read more
  79. 5 Tips for Classroom Management in Middle and High School (That Actually Work) - Don’t yell. Have a sense of humor. Make them dance. The post 5 Tips for Classroom Management in Middle and High School (That Actually Work) appeared first on WeAreTeachers. Read more
  80. 9 Quick and Easy Ways to Do Lunch Count - Hot or cold? You won’t have to worry about it once you put one of these systems in place. The post 9 Quick and Easy Ways to Do Lunch Count appeared first on WeAreTeachers....
  81. How Saying “Times” When Teaching Multiplication Confuses Students - And what to say instead. The post How Saying “Times” When Teaching Multiplication Confuses Students appeared first on WeAreTeachers. Read more
  82. How to Do Goal Setting With Your Students This School Year - Books, printables, and tools that can help. The post How to Do Goal Setting With Your Students This School Year appeared first on WeAreTeachers. Read more
  83. How to Learn All Your Students’ Names the First Day of School - Without requiring a brain transplant. The post How to Learn All Your Students’ Names the First Day of School appeared first on WeAreTeachers. Read more
  84. These Hands-on, Self-Checking Activities Are a Must for Elementary & Middle School Teachers - Here’s why. The post These Hands-on, Self-Checking Activities Are a Must for Elementary & Middle School Teachers appeared first on WeAreTeachers. Read more
  85. We Love It! How Teachers Are Using Osmo to Solve Classroom Management Problems - If you thought Osmo was just a game, think again. The post We Love It! How Teachers Are Using Osmo to Solve Classroom Management Problems appeared first on WeAreTeachers. Read more
  86. 22 Active Math Games and Activities for Kids Who Love to Move - For all those kids who think math is boring… The post 22 Active Math Games and Activities for Kids Who Love to Move appeared first on WeAreTeachers. Read more
  87. 34 Refreshing and Relatable Books to Teach in Middle School - What would you add to the list? The post 34 Refreshing and Relatable Books to Teach in Middle School appeared first on WeAreTeachers. Read more
  88. 16 Smart Ways to Use a Document Camera in Science Class - Your visual learners will thank you. The post 16 Smart Ways to Use a Document Camera in Science Class appeared first on WeAreTeachers. Read more
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