My Student has a Crush on Me and I’m Freaking Out

Dear WeAreTeachers:I’m a 24-year-old high school teacher. Today, one of my 18-year-old female students stopped me after class, waited until everyone left, and said, “I think I have a crush on you.” I played it cool and asked her to continue coming to my class (she immediately said she was too embarrassed to do so). … Read more

How To Sync Your Classroom

by TeachThought Staff In just the last decade, the image of technology in the classroom has shifted from rows of desktops in a dedicated computer lab (all facing the same direction) to one where a variety of different devices coexist, often uneasily, in and out of the lab . The role of the teacher, on … Read more

End of Year Behavior Issues and How to Address Them

There is no tired like end-of-the-school-year teacher tired. There are so many reasons why it’s so exhausting, but the most common reason of all is the end-of-the-year student behaviors that can sometimes seem impossible to manage. From our students’ lack of focus to disregard for rules that were previously easy to enforce, student behaviors that … Read more

Our 22 Picks for 2022 End-of-Year Teacher Gifts

Yet another school year is almost in the books! But before you think about summer vacation, why not consider giving the teachers in your life end-of-year teacher gifts? They deserve it! Whether you’re a room parent, a fellow teacher, or a parent looking for ideas, we’ve gathered a variety of gifts that fit every budget. … Read more

Grammar Games That Make Learning Fun

Teaching grammar can be loads of fun! There are so many active, hands-on ways to engage your learners while at the same time reinforcing important concepts. Here are a few of our favorite grammar games to play with your elementary students. 1. Conjunctive Adverb Ball Toss To play the game, one student will toss this … Read more

Unpicking 5 More Feedback Policies

@TeacherToolkit In 2010, Ross Morrison McGill founded @TeacherToolkit from a simple Twitter account through which he rapidly became the ‘most followed teacher on social media in the UK’. In 2015, he was nominated as one of the ‘500 Most Influential People in Britain’ by The Sunday… Read more about @TeacherToolkit How do school leaders reduce … Read more

30 Meaningful Second Grade Math Games Your Students Will Love

Second grade math students are mastering their math facts and moving on to multi-digit addition and subtraction. They’re conquering time-telling and money skills, measuring and graphing, and even tackling skip counting in preparation for multiplication. Help them learn all the required second grade math skills with these fun and interactive games! (Just a heads up, … Read more