50 Classroom Jobs for PreK-12

Classroom jobs are an amazing way to build a sense of community in the classroom. Assigning your students daily or weekly tasks gives them a sense of responsibility and ownership for their learning environment. In addition, classroom jobs teach kids important practical skills that they will use throughout their lifetime. With the help of our … Read more

Help! Should I Come Out to My New School?

Dear WeAreTeachers:After relocating for my wife’s job over the summer, I’ll be teaching in a new district. I’m worried about recent coming out at my new school—especially with fearmongering about teachers’ agendas—to students or coworkers. It’s not as if I’m planning on announcing that to my students (in the same way a straight teacher wouldn’t … Read more

Help! Should I Come Out to My New School?

Dear WeAreTeachers:After relocating for my wife’s job over the summer, I’ll be teaching in a new district. I’m worried about recent coming out at my new school—especially with fearmongering about teachers’ agendas—to students or coworkers. It’s not as if I’m planning on announcing that to my students (in the same way a straight teacher wouldn’t … Read more

Best Classroom Tables, as Recommended by Teachers

Encouraging collaboration among students is a great way to help them learn and build social skills. Finding a work surface that can stand the demands of a classroom can be tough, though. Schools don’t want to invest in classroom furniture that will fall apart in a few months, or worse, a few weeks. We put … Read more

What I Wish Teachers Knew About Highly Gifted Students

For the last seven years, I’ve had the immense privilege of teaching middle school English at Spring Branch Academic Institute (SBAI) in Houston. SBAI was created as a public charter school by the district, Spring Branch ISD, to meet the needs of its highly and profoundly gifted children. Our K-8 students take all their core … Read more