Professional Development Articles
Resources to help you keep your career goals on target.
- Grades: PreK–K, 1–2, 3–5, 6–8
Think outside the classroom box to explore five paths that could lead to a new career in education.
Thinking of taking the plunge on continuing education? Here are some tips to set you on the path to success.
Our latest recommendations of the best new books, blogs, and resources—with some help from you.
The latest PD books, blogs, and more. Plus, favorites from fellow teachers.
It takes two! Use our fail-safe strategies to set up your co-teaching relationship for a successful year.
Tips for helping your teacher–parent partnerships make the grade.
Summer reading recommendations for, and from, teachers.
Key findings from the Scholastic and Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation survey.
25 tips to help you get organized now and relax over the summer!
How to use lesson-sharing sites to amp up your teaching—and save time.
Conquer the convention center with our handy insider tips.
You are only a few clicks away from effective PD in your PJs!
Fall is the perfect time to pause and perfect your routines and systems. Here are 5 great goals and solutions to get you started!
Tips on scoring cash to fill your classroom needs,
without spending a dime.
Otis Kriegel shares 10 tips to help you survive (and thrive!) your first year.
Expert advice for a stress-free classroom cleanup from Instructor Magazine
The secret to teaching may be as simple as asking students good questions—and then giving them the opportunity to find the answers.
All it takes is the right time, the right place, and a little forethought.
Learn tips, tricks, and teaching strategies with the next generation of PD resources.
Rebecca Mieliwocki on teaching as a team sport, making sense of middle schoolers, and the art of subversive teaching.
If one of your goals this year is to start a class garden, it’s already time to start planning!
Use the ideas in this handly monthly planner to help you get organized for a stressful school year.
Utah's Teacher of the Year shares how he achieved his dream of becoming a fifth-grade teacher.
A fourth-grade teacher and her extraordinary work with at-risk students.
John Schumacher is redefining what it means to be a teacher-librarian.
A National Teacher of the Year finalist on her whole-child approach to learning.
The award-winning STEM teacher builds the foundation for his students' success.
National History Teacher of the Year Jill Szymanski on how she makes the past relevant to today’s students.
Second-grade teacher Melissa Collins on turning your classroom into a learning lab and making science come to life.
Third-grade teacher and Scholastic Teachers blogger Genia Connell finds learning opportunities in disasters.
Meet the inventor of the World Peace Game, veteran teacher John Hunter.
Perea Blackmon talks to Instructor Magazine about keeping kids excited, giving parents grades, and some very unusual class pets.
Rafe Esquith on how a miscommunication led to a deeper understanding of his role in the classroom.
Rafe Esquith on how not passing the buck can reignite your fire for teaching.
Rafe Esquith on teaching students the rewards of hard work.
Rafe Esquith on teaching kids the value of kindness and doing good deeds for their own sake.
Rafe Esquith, long-time teacher and author of Real Talk for Real Teachers, on how long-term projects teach resilience.
Suzanne Tingley on graduate degree programs for teachers.
Suzanne Tingley on making the most of a new resource-room position.
Suzanne Tingley on having a positive experience with your student teacher.
Suzanne Tingley on coming into a classroom midyear.
Expert advice on asking your principal for a job recommendation.
Suzanne Tingley on working with an unsupportive grade-level team.
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.
Suzanne Tingley on returning to the classroom post master's degree and effective instructional coaches.
Suzanne Tingley on communicating with your mentor and using team-building excercises to adjust to leadership changes.
Suzanne Tingley on taking on leadership positions and running for the local school board from Instructor Magazine.
Suzanne Tingley on taking over a class midyear and creating a great portfolio.
Suzanne Tingley on coming back from maternity leave and urban vs. suburban schools.
Suzanne Tingley on resolving principal conflicts and working in the same school you once attended.
Suzanne Tingley on getting along with a coteacher and juggling work and grad school.