The Complete 2013-2014 Archive
The complete collection of articles, lesson ideas, print-ready resources, and more.
- Grades: PreK–K, 1–2, 3–5, 6–8
Book Whisperer Donalyn Miller's strategies to build a lifelong love of reading in your students.
Conquer the convention center with our handy insider tips.
Close reading is a natural fit for the Common Core, and easy to implement.
Hands-on “craftivities” to extend learning across your curriculum.
Teach students about the wonders of winter weather with these awe-inspiring experiments.
Take a cue from Dr. Seuss, get on a Magic School Bus, and Skype for Read Across America Day on March 3.
Make multiplication stick with these activities that reinforce automatic fact retrieval.
Go beyond raising a hand with teacher-tested strategies for getting students involved in class discussions and collaboration.
Save packing peanuts for kids to create mini igloos and eskimos that look just like them!
Printable coupons offer enticing rewards to motivate kids.
National History Teacher of the Year Jill Szymanski on how she makes the past relevant to today’s students.
Rafe Esquith on teaching students the rewards of hard work.
Suzanne Tingley on asking your principal for a job recommendation.
Suzanne Tingley on working with an unsupportive grade-level team.
Get creative in your classroom with colorful products for all ages.
Boys are struggling in classrooms across the nation. Here are five key ways you can make a difference and help boys succeed.
We cut through the rumors to give you the facts about the Core.
You are only a few clicks away from effective PD in your PJs!
Try these multisensory strategies to prepare students for learning.
Engage students in hands-on learning with these six easy-to-make projects.
Help students build vocabulary and deepen comprehension with engaging word activities.
Integrate technology across the curriculum—while meeting Common Core.
Don’t throw out those old puzzles with pieces missing! Use the pieces to create unique snowflakes.
Dip an inflated balloon into a bowl of tempera paint to create vibrant, colorful "snowmen."
Second-grade teacher Melissa Collins on turning your classroom into a learning lab and making science come to life.
Rafe Esquith on teaching kids the value of kindness and doing good deeds for their own sake.
Suzanne Tingley on convincing your principal to let you teach your own way.
Suzanne Tingley on working with special education teachers to implement individual education programs.
Free stuff for teachers to celebrate the holidays.
There are things you can do to help stop and prevent bullying. Here's where to start.
A little troubleshooting makes out-of-classroom excursions a breeze.
Fall is the perfect time to pause and perfect your routines and systems. Here are 5 great goals and solutions to get you started!
Make reading class feel like recess with hands-on activities for early learners.
Use much-loved children’s books for real-world math activities with a cross-curricular twist.
Four simple go-to activities to keep students calm, focused, and motivated in your classroom.
Underline the importance of taking great notes with thoughtful activities for reading class.
Bring out the coffee filters and markers to create a twist on autumn leaf projects.
1 handy template + a handful of multi-colored beans = a fun and easy pumpkin project kids will love!
Whether they’re dangling from the ceiling, waving from pencils, or taking a bite out of trick-or-treat bags, kids will love these cartoonishly creepy creatures.
Author and songwriter Sandra Boynton shares this original craft project designed for her newest project, Frog Trouble.
Third-grade teacher and Scholastic Teachers blogger Genia Connell finds learning opportunities in disasters.
Rafe Esquith, long-time teacher and author of Real Talk for Real Teachers, on how long-term projects teach resilience.
Ask Dr. Fernandez
Suzanne Tingley on returning to the classroom post master's degree and effective instructional coaches.
Clever ways to get parents involved at your school.
Back to School 2013
Otis Kriegel shares 10 tips to help you survive (and thrive!) your first year.
Math expert Marilyn Burns talks Common Core practice standards with Instructor.
Teacher-tested ideas to help you meet the new Common Core anchor standards.
Tips on scoring cash to fill your classroom needs,
without spending a dime.
6 activities to teach manners and feelings to young learners.
4 core-ready lesson plans to introduce students to informational texts and key text features.
6 core-ready writing activities to help you get to know new students and meet ELA standards.
Beloved YA authors Avi, Blue Balliet, Walter Dean Myers, Jennifer A. Nielsen, and Lauren Tarshis share their best advice for your middle school writers.
Get to know new students with fun craft projects for back-to-school.
Get to know new students with fun craft projects for back-to-school.
Get to know new tablemates while practicing penmanship skills with colorful, ruled nameplates.
Struggling to keep classroom supplies organized? Print our free colorful labels and your problems are solved!
Rafe Esquith, long-time teacher and author of Teach Like Your Hair's on Fire, on risking failure to help kids succeed.
Meet the inventor of the World Peace Game, veteran teacher John Hunter.
Suzanne Tingley on communicating with your mentor and using team-building excercises to adjust to leadership changes.
Creative ideas for memorizing new names from fellow teachers.
Free stuff for teachers to celebrate the new school year.
From high tech combination locks to b'dazzled scissors, old-school supplies with a fresh kick!
20 new titles to satisfy every interest and keep students reading all summer long from Scholastic Instructor.
Key strategies to prevent the summer slide and help kids discover the power of a good book from Instructor Magazine.
Surprising new findings from Scholastic’s Kids & Family Reading Report.
Expert advice for a stress-free classroom cleanup from Instructor Magazine.
Activities to get kids ready for (safe) summer fun from Instructor Magazine.
Reflect on lessons learned and friendships made with activities that wrap up the year from Instructor Magazine.
Common Core-ready lesson plans to develop public speaking skills from Instructor Magazine.
Celebrate the school year and keep students engaged with hands-on group projects from Instructor Magazine.
Make DIY mini-gardens to celebrate the end of the year with a gift that will keep on growing from Instructor Magazine.
Create a classroom quilt to celebrate favorite school-year memories and lessons learned. From Instructor Magazine.
Say a fond farewell to each student with sweet cards for summer from Instructor Magazine.
Mark the spot in summer reading choices with fun summer vocab words from Instructor Magazine.
Perea Blackmon talks to Instructor Magazine about keeping kids excited, giving parents grades, and some very unusual class pets.
Ask Dr. Fernandez from Instructor Magazine.
Suzanne Tingley on taking on leadership positions and running for the local school board from Instructor Magazine.
Thoughtful ways to celebrate the year from fellow teachers.
Contests, Grants, and Giveaways for Teachers from Instructor Magazine.
As more K–8 programs focus on science, technology, engineering, and math, teachers are finding that chaos creates learning opportunities.
CCSS activities that bring literacy lessons into the science lab.
Human sundials, windowsill trash, and other creative, hands-on science experiments
Celebrate National Poetry Month with these poetry lesson plans.
Recycled craft projects for eco-friendly art lessons.
First-grade teacher Deanna Jump earned a million bucks with Teachers Pay Teachers.
Suzanne Tingley on taking over a class midyear and creating a great portfolio.
Classroom management strategies from your fellow teachers.