Classroom Resources

Why You Should Still Care About the Common Core Standards

Barely five years old, the Common Core Standards Initiative is the largest-ever national attempt to set unified expectations for what students in grades K–12 should know and be able to do in order to be college and career ready. In short, they’re designed to ensure that every student in every state is on the same […]

Teachers’ Guide to Proposal Writing

The trouble with big, brilliant ideas for your classroom is that they tend to cost money. Maybe you’d love to have a school garden, or a set of class iPads to flip your classroom with. Maybe you want better microscopes for your science classes, or a trip to Salem, Massachusetts for your English class’s unit […]

It’s Not Always Cool to be Cool: Guiding Middle School Students Down the Right Path

When you reflect on your time spent in middle school, the word “awkward” may come to mind. It is a strange transitional period when students are no longer children yet barely adolescents. They struggle to find themselves and figure out where they fit in with their peers. Since middle school can be such a difficult […]


How to Succeed at Parent-Teacher Conferences

As parent-teacher conferences quickly approach, it’s important for new — and experienced — teachers to use resources for the new school year and optimize meeting time to foster strong relationships with students’ family members and help students work to their greatest potential. (Indeed, there are no better allies or support systems in education than students’ […]

Top Apps for Teacher Organization

Teaching is more than just delivering fascinating lessons. When you consider the many responsibilities of teaching—grading, recording data, test preparation, classroom management and communication with parents—it is easy to feel overwhelmed. Fortunately, there are many apps that have been created with the purpose of making teachers’ lives easier. 73 percent of teachers are OK with […]

Top Apps for Students with Special Needs

Technology in the classroom is on the rise, and has helped thousands of students accelerate learning through a variety of tools and applications. Within special education / inclusion classrooms, this can be especially true, as companies step up to the plate with a myriad of apps for special education to help these students optimize learning. […]