Money Saving Advice & Tips for Teachers

Teacher  Whether the sagging economy has affected your wallet, or you're a new teacher without many resources, our money saving tips for teachers will ensure that you have success in the classroom, without breaking the bank. Take our polls asking for ways you've been saving money, read our advice for ways to cut down on classroom waste (which saves money and the environment), and find out how you can get professional development at a lower cost.

Virtual Field Trips & Guest Speakers

Don't let a lack of funding keep your students from having the valuable experiences of field trips. Go on a "virtual" field trip over the Internet, or invite a guest speaker to class.


Let us know how you handle the rising costs of teaching!

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Retail stores all over the country offer discounts for educators. We've put together a list of your favorite places to shop that reward you for the hard work you do as a teacher!

Saving on Supplies

Many teachers spend hundreds of dollars of their own money to pay for classroom supplies. Reduce that amount with this advice.

Professional Development

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Thanksgiving is just around the corner! It's (Thursday) November 26, this year. Use videos, lessons, and worksheets to teach the history and cultural significance of the holiday. Then, enjoy our crafts to celebrate and decorate!

December Calendar of Events
December is full of events that you can incorporate into your standard curriculum. Our Educators' Calendar outlines activities for each event, including: World AIDS Day (12/1), International Volunteer Day (12/6), Hanukkah (begins at sundown 12/6), Handwashing Awareness Week (12/6-12), Computer Science Education Week (12/7-13), Human Rights Day (12/10), Winter Solstice (12/22), Christmas (12/25), Kwanzaa (begins 12/26), Visit the Zoo Day (12/27), and New Year's Eve (12/31). Plus, celebrate Bingo's Birthday Month, Universal Human Rights Month, and Write to a Friend Month all December long!

Hour of Code
Introduce your students to basic coding and computer science! Celebrate Computer Science Education Week from December 7-13, 2015 with our Top 5 Free Coding Tools for Kids, Top 5 Free Coding Tools for Teens, or the Hour of Code resources provided by Code.org®

Interested in using different types of media in your classroom? We have a growing collection of videos, with related activities, for holidays and events, including: slavery & the Civil War, American History, U.S. Presidents, handwashing awareness, the Common Core, women's history, Memorial Day, the American Revolution, and the environment. Enjoy!

Teaching with Comics: Galactic Hot Dogs
Reach reluctant readers and English-language learners with comics! Our original teaching guides to the Galactic Hot Dogs comic series (chapters 1-4 and 5-8), as found on Funbrain.com (and now in print!), will take students on a cosmic adventure while engaging their creative minds. Plus, find even more activities for teaching with comics, featuring many other classic stories.