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Go back to school with ease and enthusiasm, and with all your questions answered! Our lesson plans, printables, activities, and advice range from assisting students in learning the school's layout and taking attendance to learning names. Find icebreakers for getting to know your students' personalities, advice on seating charts and arranging the classroom, teacher time-savers, behavior management tips from veteran teachers, advice for communicating with parents, and much more.

Content Galleries

Top 10 Things Every Teacher Needs in the Classroom
Top 10 Educational Technology Resources
Top 10 Free (& Cheap) Rewards for Students
Top 10 Behavior Management Tips for the Classroom
Top 10 Free Field Trips
Top 10 Motivation Tips for the Classroom
Top 10 Great Books on Teaching
2016 Back-to-School Literature Guides & Activities
More Content Galleries for Teachers

Printable Worksheets & Forms

Back to School Printable Book (K-12)
Summer Learning Guides for Grades K-6: Get Ready for Back-to-School
Bubble Answer Sheet
Centimeter Ruler, Inch Ruler, and Protractor
Bloom's Taxonomy Verbs
Scantron® Sheets
More Popular Printables

Awards & Certificates

Homework Pass
Star Performance Award
Graduation Certificate
Good News Notes
Good Citizen Award
More Awards & Certificates

The Art of Teaching

Report Card Comments & Phrases—Personality & Attitude
Report Card Comments—Academic Achievement & Improvement
This Month's Interactive Educators' Calendar
Strategies for Teaching Culturally Diverse Students
Top 10 Educational Technology Resources
More Art of Teaching Resources

BTS Lesson Plans

Self-Portrait
Similar and Different
What Am I? Icebreaker
First Day Celebration
What Is a Peaceable Classroom?
More Popular Lesson Plans

Classroom Management

Report Cards: Advice & Suggested Comments
Teaching Methods
Classroom Forms
Bubble Answer Sheet
Report Card Comments & Phrases—End of Year
Awards and Certificates
Behavior Management Forms
More Classroom Management Resources

Icebreakers

Classroom Management
The Five Senses - Kindergarten
Getting to Know You Bingo
Similar and Different
Top 10 Icebreakers to Get to Know Your Students
More Icebreakers

Bulletin Boards

Top 20 Bulletin Boards
Cat Bulletin Board
Bulletin Boards Printables Slideshow
People Who Help Us Learn Bulletin Board
Make a Rainbow Bulletin Board
More Bulletin Boards

Teacher-Parent Collaboration

Parent-Teacher Conference Resources
Parent-Teacher Conferences: Before, During, and After
Open House Resources
Teacher-Parent Collaboration
Top 10 Teacher-Parent Collaboration Ideas
Hosting a Successful Open House
Advice for Parents
More Teacher-Parent Collaboration

Open House Resources

Positive Descriptions of Student Behavior
An Autobiographical Poem
We Care About the Earth: Writing a PSA
Parent/Teacher Relations
"From the Desk of..." Stationery
Getting Parents Involved
Help Parents Deal with Homework
More Open House Resources

Advice for New Teachers

Top 10 End-of-Year Gifts for Students
Teaching Methods
Top 10 Educational Technology Resources
Teaching Students with Special Needs
Popular Music Lesson Plans, K-5
More New Teacher Resources

Arts & Crafts Activities

Creating an Effective Physical Classroom Environment
Self-Portrait
Make a Giving Tree
Paper Making
Classroom Tree Bulletin Board
More Arts & Crafts

Assessment Resources

Report Card Comments & Phrases—Language Arts & Reading
Report Card Comments & Phrases—General and Handwriting
Report Card Comments & Phrases—Math
Incident Report
Weekly Grade Sheet
Individual Activity Rubric
Portfolio Final Evaluation: Teacher Rating
More Assessment Resources

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Highlights

Win a HueHD Prize Pack!
We’re sending you Back to School with HueHD! Join the Maker Movement with Hue’s Animation Studio, HD Pro Document Camera, and Tablet Stand. Every week in September, one lucky teacher will win the ultimate classroom and STEAM bundle. Encourage students to create, innovate, tinker, and explore! Enter Now!

2016 Presidential Elections
Election season is here. Help your students understand the process of our national elections, from the President down to local representatives, with our election activities. Read short biographies of presidential candidates Hillary Rodham Clinton (D) and Donald Trump (R), explore mock election ideas, create presidential trading cards, learn election vocabulary, play election bingo and more!

September Calendar of Events
September is full of events that you can incorporate into your standard curriculum! Our Educators' Calendar outlines activities for each event, including: U.S. Constitution Week (9/17-23), International Day of Peace (9/21), Autumn Begins (9/22), and Banned Books Week (9/25-10/1). Plus, celebrate Childhood Obesity Awareness Month, Classical Music Month, Hispanic Heritage Month (9/15-10/15), Hunger Action Month, Hunger Action Month, Library Card Sign-Up Month, National Sickle Cell Month all September long!