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17 Tips for Meet the Teacher Night

The time has come… ????  your classroom is set up, copies made, student seats ready, and lesson plans prepped. It is time for Meet the Teacher Night!!!  How do you put together an amazing Meet the Teacher Night without experiencing all of the stress?! We asked a TON of veteran teachers that have done this a…  learn more

25 Free Downloadable Activities for Back to School

As the back-to-school season gets underway, teachers are always looking for new ideas to help liven up those first days back in the classroom. Sure, the same old lessons and activities will do, but why not add some fun get-to-know-you activities and engaging community-building lessons to your toolbox? Below we’ve rounded up some of our favorite FREE downloadable activities, perfectly suited for those first 20 days (and beyond).  Marcee Harris on Aug 12, 2022    learn more

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5 Rules for Teachers on the First Day of School

Typically, it’s the students who receive the rules on the first day of school. However, there are some rules teachers should follow too. Following these rules on the first day of school and throughout the school year can help ensure success. August, 2021  learn more

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50 Beginning Of The School Year Procedures For A Stress-Free Classroom

TeachThougt Procedures can make a significant difference in the learning of your students. Organization can lead to student engagement, and student engagement can lead to, of course, learning.  learn more

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50 Tips from Teachers to Start the School Year

The season is upon us.  Are we ready for it?  Looking for some tips to start the school year? I am speaking of a brand new school year! We all know the feelings…butterflies in our stomach, nerves, excitement, happiness, upset summer is over.  You know what?  That is OKAY!  It is okay to feel all…  learn more

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80 back to school ideas and activities

As summer comes to a close teachers are preparing for that big first day of school. This year, for many of us, it means going back to in-person instruction after over a year away. Or perhaps your instruction is a hybrid of in-person teaching and distance learning. However, one thing we know is true, no…  learn more

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August Resource Round-Up: Back-to-School

Teaching Channel August 6, 2022 Maybe your goal is creating student connections and setting classroom expectations, or you're looking to focus on yourself and find work-life balance. You might need the reminder of why you're heading back to the classroom for another year. However you're feeling—nervous, assured, or excited—we've got some helpful resources and inspiring…  learn more

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Back to School Lesson Planning Tips

In this episode, I’m sharing lesson planning resources, tips and templates to help you prepare for the back-to-school season. Let’s explore where to find lesson ideas, how to use and revise templates, free lesson plans, packaging assignments, and pitfalls to avoid! Plus, get a FREE Blended Learning with Google toolkit loaded with strategies and ideas…  learn more

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Back to School Teaching Resources

Head back to school with teacher-created resources for early elementary and upper elementary that will get your classroom set up, your first day activities under way, and cover your first weeks of lessons! Find editable Google Slides, printable icebreakers, editable all about me templates, team-building activities, classroom posters, and hundreds more carefully curated resources that were designed by…  learn more

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Common Sense: Best Tools for Back-to-School 2022

If you're looking for ways tech can support your teaching in the 2022–2023 school year, this list is here to help. These top-rated apps and sites -- ranging from instructional supports to organizational tools to social networks and beyond -- help make one of the world's toughest jobs a bit easier. Whether you need to set up weekly…  learn more

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Common Sense: Your Back-to-School Checklist

Kick off the school year with positive tech and media use. This school year, equip your students with everything they need to succeed in their ever-changing online life. Get started with these resources for fostering healthy tech and media use in your classroom.  learn more

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Discovery Education Blog: Back to School Survival Guide

Easily Find Time-Saving Resources for Daily Lessons From game-like interactives and ready-to-use activities to instructional strategies and professional learning support, easily find just what you need, right when you need it. Better search options and improved navigation through our new Explore page lets you browse by subject, then offers personalized suggestions based on your activity,…  learn more

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First Day of School: Middle and High School

Welcome back! Make your new middle and high school students feel at home with a collection of classroom templates, printables, and activities designed to establish a supportive and collaborative classroom environment.  learn more

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First-Day-of-School Checklist for Teachers

The school year does not quite begin on the first day of school in August or September for teachers. Rather, it can take days or weeks prior to students starting to get the classroom in order. Factor in even more time to prepare lesson plans for the start of the year—especially if your school adopted…  learn more

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Free Back-to-School Templates for Teachers and Families

Back-to-school traditions are an important way to help students and families tap into the opportunities of a new school year. As teachers, we enjoy setting up and decorating our classrooms, organizing new school supplies, or maybe planning a brand-new unit to try teaching this year. We might even be thinking about bringing some new digital tools or media into our classroom instruction.…  learn more

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Fun Icebreakers Jamboard Templates for Back to School

Icebreaker questions are a great way to celebrate the new school year with your students and staff, and Google Jamboard is the perfect tool to use. Let’s take a look at some fun and engaging templates you can use right away. August 10, 2021  learn more

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Google for Education: Back to School 2022

Kick off the school year with lessons that help students express themselves, build relationships, and stay organized while learning new technology skills.  learn more

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Help Teaching: Back to School Tips for Teachers

It’s back-to-school time and we know you’re determined to start the year off right. But whether you’re a new or veteran teacher, you still need some time to stop and get back into the back-to-school frame of mind. Armed with these 10 back-to-school tips for teachers, the new school year is bound to be a…  learn more

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Help Teaching: Top 100 Free Education Sites 2022

Since 2013, Help Teaching has brought you our Top 100 Free Education Sites. We’re continually updating our list to provide you with the best resources. While there are standard go-to sites you can visit, such as Khan Academy, there may be a few that aren’t on your radar and you’ll love. Here, you find the top…  learn more

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How to Get Back Into Reading After Summer Break

Back-to-school season is a great time for kids to strengthen their reading muscles. Here’s how you can help! Don't worry, there are ways to get your child back in the habit before school begins.  Here are teacher-approved ways to help kids brush up on their literacy skills as they ease back into the school year. JUL…  learn more

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Icebreaker Activities and Questions

Practical Ed Tech Getting to know our new students and helping them get to know each other is such an important part of starting the new school year on the right foot that I’m always interested in learning how other teachers do it. I have a few ideas to share with you this week, but…  learn more

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Lesson Planet: Back to School Lesson Plans

We found 2,380 reviewed resources for back-to-school lessons.  learn more

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Mastering Your Morning Routine [Teaching Tips Webinar]

Your morning routine is the first 20-30 minutes of your students' day. It's a very vital part of the day because it gives you an opportunity to organize your day, foster relationships with your students, and help strengthen your students' independence. This webinar is a 45-minute free training video that will help outline how to…  learn more

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OPEN: Back to School Resources

The free resources provided below are designed to help your students build relationships, build routines, and rebuild a love of health-enhancing physical activity. As you use free OPENPhysEd.org resources in your physical education classroom, support our work through your purchase of OPEN / US Games Equipment.  learn more

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TARA Teachers

The all-in-one assistant that streamlines tasks, curriculum & coaching to maximize teacher time, talent, and energy. We are building TARA to be the ideal teaching assistant - one that anticipates a teacher's needs while keeping them organized and energized. Our hope is that we can eliminate the day-to-day grind of teaching, leaving every educator with…  learn more

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TeachersFirst's First Day of School Icebreakers

No matter what level you teach, establishing rapport with a new group of students is key to knowing how to help them learn. Here is a list of reviewed resources that offer a chance for you and your students to get to know one another.  learn more

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TeacherVision: Back-to-School Headquarters for 2022-2023

Take some of the angst out of planning for the first few weeks with this collection of lesson plans, printables, teacher self-care and student wellness resources, differentiation advice, activities, and guidance from veteran teachers. Find all of the traditional resources you need - from icebreakers to behavior management tools - plus a specially-curated selection of…  learn more

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TeacherVision: Top 20 Bulletin Boards for Teachers

Use our Top 20 Bulletin Board Ideas to organize and decorate your classroom while also teaching and reinforcing skills.  learn more

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TechNotes: Back to School Breakout

What is Breakout EDU? Teams of students follow clues posted and/or hidden in the classroom to open up a locked box. The box can have one or several locks. The time frame for Breakout EDU is usually 30 to 45 minutes. What is a Digital Breakout EDU? A digital breakout uses a Google Form and…  learn more

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TechNotes: THREE ACTIVITIES FOR BACK-TO-SCHOOL ANXIETY

Going back to school can be exciting for some students, but it can also be stressful for others. Feelings of anticipation and uncertainty can cause students to feel anxious. Students may begin to feel anxiety during the summer before the new school year begins. They might be wondering who their teacher will be, where their…  learn more

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Ten Popular Back-to-School Tutorials for Teachers

Free Technology for Teachers  Richard Byrne August 18, 2022 Here are the most-searched terms leading to my tutorial videos and my most-watched tutorial videos of the last month (basically, the back-to-school season).  learn more

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What Does Every Student Need On The First (And Every Other) Day Of School?

What kinds of supplies do students need on the first day of school? Well, that depends. But what are some universal ‘things’ students need to start the year off right with the best chance to become their very best?  learn more

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What You Need for Back to School

Check out these articles on everything from preparing for the first day to dealing with homework woes, coping as a new teacher and ensuring smooth sailing for substitute teachers. Be sure to explore our 12 volumes of icebreakers and first day of school activities that help students and teachers get to know each other.  learn more

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Your Essential Back to School To Do List for Teachers

Whether it’s high school, middle school or elementary, teachers have an overwhelming workload at the beginning of the school year. Get started early with our Back to School to do list for teachers! Make lists, do a little at a time to keep the stress low, and ensure you have a successful start, and a…  learn more