BetterLesson Helping Teachers to Collaborate, Find New Ideas

I came across an article today introducing a new site dedicated to helping teachers by combining social networking with lesson planning: BetterLesson.org. Could this be the next frontier in classroom and lesson development? The network was founded by a group of teachers from Atlanta and Boston public schools but is is led by former 6th […]

Tips to Save Money on Classroom Supplies

With shrinking budgets and increasing expectations, now more than ever educators need to stretch their dollars while continuing to enhance the learning experience. Here are a few tips that can help. 1. Be creative. Post your classroom wish list of educational games, classroom learning tools, equipment, and books at sites that match donors with teachers […]

Featured Lesson Plan of the Week: If I Had a Robot (Grades 1-3)

To kick off the new school year, each week we will publish a featured Lesson Plan. Be sure to check back each week for our newest post! Language Arts, Writing, Writing Process, Art, Mediums Grade 1- 3 If I Had a Robot. . . Objective Students will use a visual aid to add to their […]

Free eBook of the Month: Fractured Fairy Tales Fractions and Decimals

It is hard to believe that August is here and teachers all over the country will be headed  back to the classroom in just a few weeks (or days in some cases). We want to help teachers everywhere to get the school year off on the right foot.  To achieve our mission to become a […]

Featured Lesson Plan of the Week: Comic Book Project (Grades 5- 8)

To kick off the new school year, each week we will publish a featured Lesson Plan.  Be sure to check back each week for our newest post! Comic Book Project Language Arts, Writing, Writing Process, Art, Mediums Grade 5- 8 Objective Students will write a fictional story creating a conflict and resolution, applying sequential writing, […]

Help Students Overcome Back to School Jitters with Fun Classroom IceBreakers

We all remember what it was like for us on that first day of school.  As we walked into our new classroom, we sized up our new (and sometimes familiar) classmates and surroundings- and met our new teachers. Savvy teachers know that back to school nerves can be soothed with an fun engaging activities designed […]