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Back to School Headquarters

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

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
Awards and Certificates
Report Card Comments & Phrases—End of Year
Behavior Management Forms
More Classroom Management Resources


Classroom Management
The Five Senses - Kindergarten
Getting to Know You Bingo
Similar and Different
Bio Poem Handout
More Icebreakers

Bulletin Boards

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

Teacher-Parent Collaboration

Parent-Teacher Conference Resources
Open House Resources
Parent-Teacher Conferences: Before, During, and After
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
Make a Giving Tree
Paper Making
Squiggle Drawing
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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2016 Presidential Elections
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October Calendar of Events
October is full of events that you can incorporate into your standard curriculum! Our Educators' Calendar outlines activities for each event, including: Chemistry Week (10/16-22), Make a Difference Day (10/22), Black Tuesday (10/29/1929), and Halloween (10/31). Plus, celebrate Bullying Prevention Month, Computer Learning Month, Diversity Awareness Month, Family History Month, Fire Prevention Month, International Dinosaur Month, Learning Disabilities Month, and School Safety Month all October long!