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Back to School

Some of our best back-to-school articles and videos from master teachers across the country.

August 5, 2019

Are you ready for the new school year? Is your classroom all set up? Do you have a plan for remembering all the new faces, establishing an inclusive culture, and staying in touch with parents and caregivers?

Our editors have got your back. We’ve selected some of our best articles and videos from master teachers and exemplary schools across the country that we think cover all the bases. From our collection of free posters of STEM women to our comprehensive list of 19 questions you should ask your students this year, we’ve done the work to get you started—and then some.

  • The Research Is In

    Dos and Don’ts of Classroom Decorations

    What you put on your classroom walls can affect your students’ ability to learn.
    Youki Terada
  • STEM

    The Best (Free) Posters of STEM Women

    Our periodically updated list of beautiful, free posters—along with a few good reasons why you should display them in your classroom.
  • Learning Environments

    7 Teacher-Tested Hacks For Elementary Classrooms

    Teachers post great ideas on Instagram for everything from keeping your room clean to getting kids moving. We’ve collected a few, plus hashtags you should follow.
  • Social and Emotional Learning

    Creating a Dedicated Space for Reflection

    Providing students with a quiet spot where they can calm themselves in times of stress helps them develop self-regulation.
  • Mental Health

    Helping High Schoolers Manage Emotions

    De-escalation spaces allow students to leave stressful situations or interactions so they can process their emotions and then return to learning.

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