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Tips on teaching students with chronic illnesses

By Noah Rue October 6, 2020

Did you know that up to 40% of the population in the United States, including children, has one or more chronic conditions? More than 75% of healthcare costs are related to chronic illnesses and 8% of children from ages 5 to 17 have life-affecting limits due to chronic conditions. These facts mean something important for… Read More

Setting Goals for The School Year During COVID

By Kelly Mendoza September 16, 2020

As a teacher at the start of this school year, you likely feel anxious and out of your comfort zone. Maybe way out of your comfort zone! Most, if not all, classrooms are different right now due to COVID-19, whether it’s distance learning, hybrid learning, or social distancing in the classroom. You’ve already had to… Read More

Can You Teach Online With A Bachelor’s Degree?

By The Editorial Team May 26, 2020

Since well before the 2020 coronavirus pandemic, online learning for K-12 students has been steadily on the rise. More than 30 states were already offering some form of distance learning for school-aged children, and almost 3 million students have been taking online classes. COVID-19 has forced teachers, parents, and students across the country to enter… Read More

10 Supplies Teachers Can’t Live Without

By Ashley Previte April 23, 2020

The smell of a fresh new notebook. The satisfying glide of a new gel pen. You know you’re a school supply junkie. And it’s okay — we’re in the same boat. Here’s a list of the 10 ultimate supplies teachers should never live without! 1. Sticky notes — all colors shapes and sizes What can’t… Read More

11 Top Podcasts For Teachers

By The Editorial Team February 8, 2020

Informational, entertaining, and accessible from your phone, tablet, or computer, podcasts have revolutionized the way the world accesses information. And they don’t require you to make more time in your day — you can listen to a podcast while you do life.  Here are 11 podcasts worthy of your attention as a passionate educator. Slip… Read More

#SendAFriendACard: The Power of Praise

By Darri Stephens February 6, 2020

Let’s face it. Teachers get little recognition for what they do. It’s true — in the grand scheme of things, while teachers’ daily hard work and contributions may be appreciated, they are often unacknowledged except for once-yearly Teacher Appreciation Week. When I was younger, I used to say that I wanted to be a teacher… Read More

Must-Have Teacher Gadgets for 2020

By The SHARE Team February 1, 2020

Classroom capabilities are ever-changing and evolving. New technologies are constantly emerging — making our jobs as educators easier and often more fulfilling, and creating a rich learning environment for our students. From the super high-tech to the simplest of innovations, new products can create a world of difference in your classroom. Interested in making some… Read More

How to Defuse Classroom Tension with Troublesome Teens

By Andy Earle January 28, 2020

Being a teacher, like any vocation, comes with its own unique set of rewards and frustrations. Serving as a mentor to developing minds gives you powerful influence over the lives of many people, but the hours and effort it takes to be a successful teacher can never be understated. One of the foremost difficulties is,… Read More

Have You Ever Said, “Thank God It’s Monday?”

By Ashley Previte January 20, 2020

Monday mornings often loom over us like a dark cloud of doom. In fact, they’re so ominous that we start our anxiety about them on Sundays. But are Mondays really that bad? Absolutely not! Finding reasons to love your Mondays can help you bounce out of bed ready to start your workweek. It’s all about… Read More

5 Ways to Balance Screen Time in the New Year

By Darri Stephens January 15, 2020

We know that many New Year’s resolutions center around the idea of balance: How can I have a more balanced life? How can I balance my personal and professional lives? How can I balance my screen time? Yep, that last one is not just an issue for kids. Guilty as charged! The statistics about screen… Read More

Many of us grew up loving Dr. Seuss books. To this day, you probably can recite at the very least a line or two of his rhymes by heart. Kids worship him, parents adore him, and teachers revere him. We teachers, in particular, have created Pinterest boards galore showcasing classroom projects, bulletin boards, and learning… Read More

#TeacherFails: Been There, Done That

By Darri Stephens December 26, 2019

Let’s admit it… misery likes company. In a more positive light, there is camaraderie and comfort found when we bond over common struggles (and successes). It speaks to the power of community and how we are not alone in our pursuits. Never has this been more true than in the field of teaching. Too often,… Read More

Resilient Educator’s Recommended Reading List

By Darri Stephens December 21, 2019

How many of you dreaded the summer reading list during your school years? Be honest! I was a voracious reader, yet would read anything and everything except those titles mandated by next year’s teacher; it was an annual battle each summer. Now as adults, many of us yearn to find the time to pop a… Read More

Time Management That Works For You

By Lauren Bleser December 10, 2019

Lesson plans. Parent emails. Grading papers. Staff meetings. Team collaboration. IEP meetings. Parent conferences. Holiday concerts. Teaching is a 24/7 job. It can take over your life if you aren’t careful, so you have to find a way to make it work for you. Your social events are important. Your family time should be protected…. Read More

Teachers: Make Room for Your Passion

By Ashley Previte December 5, 2019

Yes, your passion for learning and inspiring others led you to a career in education. But what about your other passions? Remember those? Those things that make you tick, or give you butterflies, or make your eyes sort of twinkle? Maybe it’s been a while since you’ve even thought about those things. Maybe you’ve thought… Read More