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We curate the week's best teacher resources, whether lesson plans, book lists or perfect printables. Welcome to second semester — a season for spring flings, rising temperatures and squirrely students. Got time for a quick (much deserved!) break? We’ve got you covered with fun, practical, interest-

Feb 05, 2016

We curate the week's best teacher resources, whether lesson plans, book lists or perfect printables.


Welcome to second semester — a season for spring flings, rising temperatures and squirrely students. Got time for a quick (much deserved!) break? We’ve got you covered with fun, practical, interest-piquing links to ease your wearied mind.

  1. Are you a secondary teacher facing 12th graders’ senioritis? Take a look at these articles for a little help: one, two and three.

  2. Buzzing backpacks got you frustrated? Check out this article’s tips for cell phone management.

  3. Whether you’re a teacher looking for literacy support or a parent looking for children’s books to listen to together, Growing Book by Book has you covered with nine great podcasts about children’s books and literacy.

  4. Love playing music in your classroom? Check out this bloggers’ playlists of school-appropriate tunes — she’s got one for pop and rock, one that’s just instrumental, and one of classics. Spotify fan? This fifth grade teacher’s got you covered with over 30 linked classroom playlists.

  5. Add some science to your Valentine’s Day with a fizzy hearts baking soda science experiment or head over here for nine more heart-themed science activities.

  6. If you’re feeling sluggish or overwhelmed, you aren’t alone. Be sure to read up on these seven self-care strategies for teachers.

  7. You need to watch this: National Education Association president Lily Eskelsen Garcia explains what exactly it is that teachers do all day.

  8. “The teacher shortage is a national issue, but it is worse in Arizona for a number of reasons, including extremely low education funding.” Read about how an education summit held in Tucson last month addressed our state’s teacher crisis.

  9. In the mood for some midyear sprucing up or spring cleaning? Look no further than these 35 cheap and ingenious ways to have the best classroom ever.

  10. Freebie alert! Check out these downloadable (and sassy!) character posters to remind your students to mind their manners.


That’s a wrap! See you soon for another resource roundup.

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