100+ classroom ideas by experienced teachers

This article highlights 100+ classroom ideas by experienced teachers.

  1. Parents and Teachers, Sign Up for Our Weekly Learning at Home Newsletter - One for each grade level K-5! The post Parents and Teachers, Sign Up for Our Weekly Learning at Home Newsletter appeared first on WeAreTeachers. Read more
  2. Awesome Websites, Games, and Learning Activities for Fourth Graders - You’ve got to check these out! The post Awesome Websites, Games, and Learning Activities for Fourth Graders appeared first on WeAreTeachers. Read more
  3. 35 Really Cool Things to Do With Plastic Easter Eggs - We’ve hunted down all the best ideas out there. The post 35 Really Cool Things to Do With Plastic Easter Eggs appeared first on WeAreTeachers. Read more
  4. This is What it Looks Like to Teach From Home - It’s a whole new world for all of us. The post This is What it Looks Like to Teach From Home appeared first on WeAreTeachers. Read more
  5. Fantastic Websites, Games, and Learning Activities for Third Graders - So many amazing resources to tap into. The post Fantastic Websites, Games, and Learning Activities for Third Graders appeared first on WeAreTeachers. Read more
  6. Terrific Websites, Games, and Activities for Second Graders - We love these ideas just for second graders. The post Terrific Websites, Games, and Activities for Second Graders appeared first on WeAreTeachers. Read more
  7. 30+ Virtual Learning Platforms and Tools for Teachers and Kids - Get your classroom online and running smoothly. The post 30+ Virtual Learning Platforms and Tools for Teachers and Kids appeared first on WeAreTeachers. Read more
  8. Amazing Websites, Games, and Learning Activities for First Graders - So much to explore! The post Amazing Websites, Games, and Learning Activities for First Graders appeared first on WeAreTeachers. Read more
  9. 9 School Programs to Help You Recycle Just About Anything - Take advantage of these top school recycling resources.  The post 9 School Programs to Help You Recycle Just About Anything appeared first on WeAreTeachers. Read more
  10. How to Get Your Whole School On Board With a Recycling Program - Tips and resources to make your efforts a success. The post How to Get Your Whole School On Board With a Recycling Program appeared first on WeAreTeachers. Read more
  11. Wonderful Websites, Games, and Learning Activities for Kindergartners - You got this! The post Wonderful Websites, Games, and Learning Activities for Kindergartners appeared first on WeAreTeachers. Read more
  12. 16 Everyday Activities That Count as Learning - Cooking, card games, coloring, and chores! The post 16 Everyday Activities That Count as Learning appeared first on WeAreTeachers. Read more
  13. Remote Learning Doesn’t Mean Reading Needs to Become One-Size-Fits-All - Personalized learning is more important now than ever. The post Remote Learning Doesn’t Mean Reading Needs to Become One-Size-Fits-All appeared first on WeAreTeachers. Read more
  14. Kids (and Teachers) Don’t Need to Spend 8 Hours a Day on School Work Right Now - Experts agree: a few hours is enough. The post Kids (and Teachers) Don’t Need to Spend 8 Hours a Day on School Work Right Now appeared first on WeAreTeachers. Read more
  15. 40 Wet and Wild Outdoor Science Projects and Activities - The whole world is one big science classroom. The post 40 Wet and Wild Outdoor Science Projects and Activities appeared first on WeAreTeachers. Read more
  16. 65+ Best STEAM Apps for Students in the Classroom and at Home - Science, technology, engineering, art, and math … this list has them all. The post 65+ Best STEAM Apps for Students in the Classroom and at Home appeared first on WeAreTeachers. Read more
  17. These SEL Lessons Inspired by Dogs Are What Kids Need Right Now - And they’re free through June! The post These SEL Lessons Inspired by Dogs Are What Kids Need Right Now appeared first on WeAreTeachers. Read more
  18. Zoom 101 for Teachers - Check out our tips and tricks! The post Zoom 101 for Teachers appeared first on WeAreTeachers. Read more
  19. The Big List of 100+ FREE Apps for Students in Middle and High School - Yeah, there’s definitely an app for that. The post The Big List of 100+ FREE Apps for Students in Middle and High School appeared first on WeAreTeachers. Read more
  20. Supporting Kids’ Mental Health During the COVID-19 Pandemic - Tips and resources for teachers and caregivers. The post Supporting Kids’ Mental Health During the COVID-19 Pandemic appeared first on WeAreTeachers. Read more
  21. 26 Fun, Easy Ways for Kids to Practice Their ABCs - Games, crafts, and more! The post 26 Fun, Easy Ways for Kids to Practice Their ABCs appeared first on WeAreTeachers. Read more
  22. The Dos and Don’ts of Teaching Online - It’s a whole new world. The post The Dos and Don’ts of Teaching Online appeared first on WeAreTeachers. Read more
  23. The Best Science Websites for Elementary School - Learn more about the scientific world. The post The Best Science Websites for Elementary School appeared first on WeAreTeachers. Read more
  24. Get a Free Downloadable Activity Guide for The Lorax, Just in Time for Earth Day - Plus eight mini-posters to encourage Earth-friendly practices. The post Get a Free Downloadable Activity Guide for <em>The Lorax,</em> Just in Time for Earth Day appeared first on WeAreTeachers. Read more
  25. 5 Ways Coding and Robotics Build a Growth Mindset in Your Students - Coding to learn makes “You Can Do It!” your official classroom motto. The post 5 Ways Coding and Robotics Build a Growth Mindset in Your Students appeared first on WeAreTeachers. Read more
  26. 24 Unbelievable Things You Can Do With Broken Crayons - Make them whole again! The post 24 Unbelievable Things You Can Do With Broken Crayons appeared first on WeAreTeachers. Read more
  27. The Best Writing Apps for Kids and Teens, at Home and in the Classroom - Writer’s block, you’ve met your match! The post The Best Writing Apps for Kids and Teens, at Home and in the Classroom appeared first on WeAreTeachers. Read more
  28. Creative Ways Teachers Are Building Classroom Community Online - We need our peeps wherever we’re learning. The post Creative Ways Teachers Are Building Classroom Community Online appeared first on WeAreTeachers. Read more
  29. Virtual Pen Pals: 5 Resources for Connecting Kids around the World - Connect across the globe. The post Virtual Pen Pals: 5 Resources for Connecting Kids around the World appeared first on WeAreTeachers. Read more
  30. Best Science Websites for Middle and High School - Biology, chemistry, physics, and beyond. The post Best Science Websites for Middle and High School appeared first on WeAreTeachers. Read more
  31. 25 Incredible Reading Apps for Kids - Because you can never have too many books. The post 25 Incredible Reading Apps for Kids appeared first on WeAreTeachers. Read more
  32. 25 Nature Webcams for Science Learning at a Distance - Get in on the animal action from afar! The post 25 Nature Webcams for Science Learning at a Distance appeared first on WeAreTeachers. Read more
  33. Our Favorite Virtual P.E. Resources to Keep Kids Moving at Home - Let’s get physical. The post Our Favorite Virtual P.E. Resources to Keep Kids Moving at Home appeared first on WeAreTeachers. Read more
  34. Best Social Studies Websites for Kids and Teens - Don’t you love it when other teachers do the research for us? The post Best Social Studies Websites for Kids and Teens appeared first on WeAreTeachers. Read more
  35. Audible Is Offering Free Audiobooks for Kids During School Closures - Check out our top picks. The post Audible Is Offering Free Audiobooks for Kids During School Closures appeared first on WeAreTeachers. Read more
  36. 25 Ways Kids Can Read Free eBooks - Start reading within minutes. The post 25 Ways Kids Can Read Free eBooks appeared first on WeAreTeachers. Read more
  37. Just Let Them Play: An Alternative Approach to Schooling at Home During the Quarantine - This is an unprecedented opportunity to let children be children. The post Just Let Them Play: An Alternative Approach to Schooling at Home During the Quarantine appeared first on WeAreTeachers. Read more
  38. Just Let Them Play: An Alternative Approach to Schooling at Home During the Quarantine - This is an unprecedented opportunity to let children be children. The post Just Let Them Play: An Alternative Approach to Schooling at Home During the Quarantine appeared first on WeAreTeachers. Read more
  39. 26 Best Podcasts for Kids in Elementary, Middle, and High School - Plus related lesson ideas! The post 26 Best Podcasts for Kids in Elementary, Middle, and High School appeared first on WeAreTeachers. Read more
  40. 26 Best Podcasts for Kids in Elementary, Middle, and High School - Plus related lesson ideas! The post 26 Best Podcasts for Kids in Elementary, Middle, and High School appeared first on WeAreTeachers. Read more
  41. 35 Must-Watch TED Talks for Kids and Teens - Inspiring and educational. The post 35 Must-Watch TED Talks for Kids and Teens appeared first on WeAreTeachers. Read more
  42. 27 Awesome Free (or Low-Cost) Websites for Practicing Reading - There’s a reading site out there for every kid. The post 27 Awesome Free (or Low-Cost) Websites for Practicing Reading appeared first on WeAreTeachers. Read more
  43. The Big List of Children’s Authors Doing Online Read Alouds & Activities - Get reading and writing. The post The Big List of Children’s Authors Doing Online Read Alouds & Activities appeared first on WeAreTeachers. Read more
  44. 25 Amazing Virtual Field Trips for Kids—Spring 2020 - No permission slips needed. The post 25 Amazing Virtual Field Trips for Kids—Spring 2020 appeared first on WeAreTeachers. Read more
  45. This Principal’s List of Things to Do During COVID Closures Is Going Viral for All the Right Reasons - Choose one a day to get you through the next six weeks. The post This Principal’s List of Things to Do During COVID Closures Is Going Viral for All the Right Reasons appeared first...
  46. 30 Great Educational Hulu Shows - Happy streaming! The post 30 Great Educational Hulu Shows appeared first on WeAreTeachers. Read more
  47. 30 Great Educational Disney+ Shows - More than just musicals. The post 30 Great Educational Disney+ Shows appeared first on WeAreTeachers. Read more
  48. 35 6th Grade Science Projects That Will Wow Your Students - Balloon rockets, naked eggs, and apple wrecking balls … so many hands-on ways to learn! The post 35 6th Grade Science Projects That Will Wow Your Students appeared first on WeAreTeachers. Read more
  49. 20 Educational Games and Activities Kids Can Do With Alexa - Who knew Alexa could turn your living room into an escape room? The post 20 Educational Games and Activities Kids Can Do With Alexa appeared first on WeAreTeachers. Read more
  50. 35 Hands-On Third Grade Science Activities - Make sun prints, bouncing bubbles, recycled paper, and so much more! The post 35 Hands-On Third Grade Science Activities appeared first on WeAreTeachers. Read more
  51. 30 of Our Favorite Educational Shows on Amazon Prime - Looking for the best educational shows on Amazon Prime? We got you. The post 30 of Our Favorite Educational Shows on Amazon Prime appeared first on WeAreTeachers. Read more
  52. Teachers, The Next Weeks of Online Learning Don’t Have to Be Perfect - Keep lessons short and communication open. The post Teachers, The Next Weeks of Online Learning Don’t Have to Be Perfect appeared first on WeAreTeachers. Read more
  53. Easy Hands-On Activities Families Can Do At Home (Teacher Approved!) - There are so many ways to practice what you learn in school! The post Easy Hands-On Activities Families Can Do At Home (Teacher Approved!) appeared first on WeAreTeachers. Read more
  54. Top Educational Netflix Shows - Happy streaming! The post Top Educational Netflix Shows appeared first on WeAreTeachers. Read more
  55. 50 Brain Breaks Your Students Will Love - Quick, easy activities to help your students re-energize, refocus and give their brains a boost. The post 50 Brain Breaks Your Students Will Love appeared first on WeAreTeachers. Read more
  56. The Ultimate Guide to Student Writing Contests - Help your students take their writing to the next level. The post The Ultimate Guide to Student Writing Contests appeared first on WeAreTeachers. Read more
  57. 9 of the Biggest Parent Communication Mistakes (Plus How To Fix Them) - Saying you’re sorry can go a long way. The post 9 of the Biggest Parent Communication Mistakes (Plus How To Fix Them) appeared first on WeAreTeachers. Read more
  58. 26 Awesome Ways to Use Alphabet Beads for Learning - String sight words, have an alphabet battle, and so much more. The post 26 Awesome Ways to Use Alphabet Beads for Learning appeared first on WeAreTeachers. Read more
  59. Why Aren’t More Schools Doing PBL? - Research says it works. So what are the roadblocks? The post Why Aren’t More Schools Doing PBL? appeared first on WeAreTeachers. Read more
  60. Florida Officially Ditches Common Core—Here’s What You Need to Know - We take a closer look at the B.E.S.T. Standards. The post Florida Officially Ditches Common Core—Here’s What You Need to Know appeared first on WeAreTeachers. Read more
  61. Teachers Love Explorer Magazine! Here’s a Free Sample and a Special Discount - Introduce your students to the inspiring work of real National Geographic Explorers. The post Teachers Love <em>Explorer</em> Magazine! Here’s a Free Sample and a Special Discount appeared first on WeAreTeachers. Read more
  62. 35 5th Grade Science Projects That Will Blow Your Students’ Minds - Dry ice bubbles, invisible ink, and the coolest floating marker man. The post 35 5th Grade Science Projects That Will Blow Your Students’ Minds appeared first on WeAreTeachers. Read more
  63. Teens Can Tackle Issues Like Sustainability and Food Insecurity In This Spring 2020 Competition - And compete to win thousands of dollars in scholarships and prizing. The post Teens Can Tackle Issues Like Sustainability and Food Insecurity In This Spring 2020 Competition appeared first on WeAreTeachers. Read more
  64. 11 of the Biggest Classroom Management Mistakes (Plus How to Fix Them) - You can right the ship. The post 11 of the Biggest Classroom Management Mistakes (Plus How to Fix Them) appeared first on WeAreTeachers. Read more
  65. 6 Current Teaching Trends We’ll Look Back On and Think WHAT?! - Too much screen time, scripted curriculum, and more. The post 6 Current Teaching Trends We’ll Look Back On and Think WHAT?! appeared first on WeAreTeachers. Read more
  66. Should eLearning be Mandatory for High School Graduation? - Some students aren’t set up for success. The post Should eLearning be Mandatory for High School Graduation? appeared first on WeAreTeachers. Read more
  67. This Award Is Just for High School Girls and Could Be Their Ticket to College - Encourage your students to go Gold! The post This Award Is Just for High School Girls and Could Be Their Ticket to College appeared first on WeAreTeachers. Read more
  68. How to Handle the Death of a Class Pet - Honesty really is the best policy. The post How to Handle the Death of a Class Pet appeared first on WeAreTeachers. Read more
  69. Girl Power! Best Podcasts for Women’s History Month - Get listening! The post Girl Power! Best Podcasts for Women’s History Month appeared first on WeAreTeachers. Read more
  70. Dice in Dice Are a Thing 🤯 —12 Clever Ways to Use Them - Double dice are twice as nice! The post Dice in Dice Are a Thing 🤯 —12 Clever Ways to Use Them appeared first on WeAreTeachers. Read more
  71. What is Balanced Literacy? - This approach means pulling in a variety of resources and methods into your curriculum. The post What is Balanced Literacy? appeared first on WeAreTeachers. Read more
  72. Why Dolls Belong in Kindergarten - Hint: Pretend play is important. The post Why Dolls Belong in Kindergarten appeared first on WeAreTeachers. Read more
  73. 31.4 Mathtastic Pi Day Activities for the Classroom - The day that brings out the inner math geek in us all. The post 31.4 Mathtastic Pi Day Activities for the Classroom appeared first on WeAreTeachers. Read more
  74. 13 Activities to Help Teach Your Students About the Wild and Wonderful Rainforest - Rainforest yoga looks like fun! The post 13 Activities to Help Teach Your Students About the Wild and Wonderful Rainforest appeared first on WeAreTeachers. Read more
  75. 40 Amazing 1st Grade Art Projects to Bring Back Creativity and Play - There’s an artist inside all of us. The post 40 Amazing 1st Grade Art Projects to Bring Back Creativity and Play appeared first on WeAreTeachers. Read more
  76. Donuts Are the Sweetest Classroom Theme, and We’re Here to Prove It - Make every day donut day. The post Donuts Are the Sweetest Classroom Theme, and We’re Here to Prove It appeared first on WeAreTeachers. Read more
  77. I Ditched Tests for Group Assessments—Here’s Why I’ll Never Go Back - It’s less stressful AND more meaningful. The post I Ditched Tests for Group Assessments—Here’s Why I’ll Never Go Back appeared first on WeAreTeachers. Read more
  78. 5 Critical Thinking Activities That Get Students Up and Moving - More movement means better learning. The post 5 Critical Thinking Activities That Get Students Up and Moving appeared first on WeAreTeachers. Read more
  79. 22 Creative Ways Kids Can Respond to Books - From mint tins to cereal boxes to T-shirts. The post 22 Creative Ways Kids Can Respond to Books appeared first on WeAreTeachers. Read more
  80. 35 of the Best 8th Grade Science Experiments for Classrooms or Science Fairs - Did somebody say Rube Goldberg machine? The post 35 of the Best 8th Grade Science Experiments for Classrooms or Science Fairs appeared first on WeAreTeachers. Read more
  81. 7 Teacher Desk Alternatives To Help You Get Organized & Free Up Space - Encourage creativity and free up space with these ideas. The post 7 Teacher Desk Alternatives To Help You Get Organized & Free Up Space appeared first on WeAreTeachers. Read more
  82. 50 of the Best Books for 4th Grade - Inspire your students with these fresh reads. The post 50 of the Best Books for 4th Grade appeared first on WeAreTeachers. Read more
  83. Start Early with Statistics Instruction - You’re already doing it … here’s how to connect the dots. The post Start Early with Statistics Instruction appeared first on WeAreTeachers. Read more
  84. Want to Advocate for Your Students? How to Speak Up in a Way That Makes a Difference - Every kid needs a champion. The post Want to Advocate for Your Students? How to Speak Up in a Way That Makes a Difference appeared first on WeAreTeachers. Read more
  85. 20 Must-Have Classroom Cleaning Supplies (Trust Us, You Need These!) - From grime to goo we’ve got you covered. The post 20 Must-Have Classroom Cleaning Supplies (Trust Us, You Need These!) appeared first on WeAreTeachers. Read more
  86. 21 of the Best Board Games for the Elementary Classroom - For indoor recess, centers, skill building, and fun! The post 21 of the Best Board Games for the Elementary Classroom appeared first on WeAreTeachers. Read more
  87. Take the Dr. Seuss Word Challenge for the Chance to Win Prizes - And get the free 2020 activity guide, too. The post Take the Dr. Seuss Word Challenge for the Chance to Win Prizes appeared first on WeAreTeachers. Read more
  88. 30 Impressive 4th Grade Science Experiments and Activities - Because you’ve always wanted to try the Mentos and diet soda experiment. The post 30 Impressive 4th Grade Science Experiments and Activities appeared first on WeAreTeachers. Read more
  89. How to Decorate Your Classroom So the Fire Marshal Will Approve - Don’t despair! There are still lots of cool options. The post How to Decorate Your Classroom So the Fire Marshal Will Approve appeared first on WeAreTeachers. Read more
  90. Celebrate Pi Day with This Awesome Pizza Math Activity - Fractions can be delicious! The post Celebrate Pi Day with This Awesome Pizza Math Activity appeared first on WeAreTeachers. Read more
  91. Talking to Kids About Science in a Gender-Inclusive Way - Four common questions and ways to respond. The post Talking to Kids About Science in a Gender-Inclusive Way appeared first on WeAreTeachers. Read more
  92. Why It’s Time to Rethink Family Tree Assignments - They may be more harmful than you realize. The post Why It’s Time to Rethink Family Tree Assignments appeared first on WeAreTeachers. Read more
  93. The Best 3rd Grade Books to Share With Your Students - We turn to these favorites again and again. The post The Best 3rd Grade Books to Share With Your Students appeared first on WeAreTeachers. Read more
  94. How the American Dirt Controversy Made Me Rethink My Curriculum - Can a white writer speak for our students of color? The post How the <em>American Dirt</em> Controversy Made Me Rethink My Curriculum appeared first on WeAreTeachers. Read more
  95. We’re Loving These Free Science Activities, Videos, and More for Middle and High School  - The periodic table of candy? Yes please! The post We’re Loving These Free Science Activities, Videos, and More for Middle and High School  appeared first on WeAreTeachers. Read more
  96. Research Shows that Learning STEM is Very Similar to Learning a Language - Sowing the seeds early has big benefits. The post Research Shows that Learning STEM is Very Similar to Learning a Language appeared first on WeAreTeachers. Read more
  97. 40 Kindergarten Art Projects That Inspire Creativity in Every Student - There’s so much more than finger painting! The post 40 Kindergarten Art Projects That Inspire Creativity in Every Student appeared first on WeAreTeachers. Read more
  98. How My Students Help Save Kids’ Lives By Doing Math Problems  - Kids helping kids—it’s a beautiful thing. The post How My Students Help Save Kids’ Lives By Doing Math Problems  appeared first on WeAreTeachers. Read more
  99. 35 of the Best 7th Grade Science Projects and Experiments - Ever mummified a hot dog? The post 35 of the Best 7th Grade Science Projects and Experiments appeared first on WeAreTeachers. Read more
  100. I Brought Carnegie Hall Artists Into My Classroom With This Free Music Program - There’s nothing like authentic music from the artists themselves. The post I Brought Carnegie Hall Artists Into My Classroom With This Free Music Program appeared first on WeAreTeachers. Read more
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