Fresh Ideas for Teaching is a collection of teacher blogs and education blogs.

Welcome to the Fresh Ideas for Teaching blog & podcast. Within these pages, you’ll find helpful tips, lesson freebies, and more from teachers, authors, and other educators just like you. We hope that our posts not only inspire you but also serve to keep you informed on new PreK-12 curriculum solutions and tools. Hone your craft with our teacher blogs.

PreK-12 Teacher Blogs

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The 5 Pillars of Reading Explained

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Authentic Language Learning: Bridging Classroom Learning to Real-World Application

Jun 24
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Tips for Using Authentic Materials in the World Language Classroom

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AI in Education: Navigating the Impact on the Literacy Classroom

Feb 24
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Using a MathPlay Approach for 3rd Grade Multiplication

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How Braiding Funds can Maximize K-12 Funding

Jan 24
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Guide for Teachers: How to Get District Funding

Jan 24
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2023 Wrapped: The Best Savvas Reels, School Stories, Podcasts, & Blogs of the Year

Dec 23
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Tiny Steps to Incorporate the Science of Reading

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FREE PI Day Activities

Mar 23
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Exploring Functions with my Second Grader

Feb 23
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Digital Choice Boards

Feb 23
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3 Ways To Strengthen Teacher Well-Being and Appreciation

Jan 23
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Integrating Language Literacy SIOP Lesson Examples for Developing Oral Language with Reading Skills

Jan 23
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Martin Luther King Jr Day Free Resources

Jan 23
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Revisiting Classroom Routines: The First Week After Winter Break

Jan 23
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ESSER Funding Update: Dept of Ed clarifies ESSER can fund activities beyond Sept 30, 2024

Dec 22
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3 Ways To Use Music In Your Elementary Classroom

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Why You Should Use Music in the Classroom

Nov 22
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4 Ways to Guide Students to Success

Oct 22
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Re-envisioning Math Instruction for Multilingual Learners

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AP® Precalculus – Change in Tandem

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3 Quick and Effective Lesson Starters

Sep 22
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“Where I’m From” Writing Activity

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A Simple Back-to-School Meditation for Educators

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Creating Moments of Self-Care

Aug 22
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Assessing Knowledge and Cleverness in the Math Classroom

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How Educators Can Use Discovery To Refocus Their Love of Teaching

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3 Good Things: Positive Practice for Educators

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Reflective Journaling for Educators

Jul 22
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4 Ways To Maximize Student Engagement

Jun 22
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Keeping the Joy In Summer Reading

Jun 22
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Summer Send-Off Postcard Project

Jun 22
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Unpacking the New Mathematical Practices of AP® Precalculus

May 22
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Two Strategies to Rebuild Learners’ Confidence in Risk-taking

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Listening To Students’ Mathematical Ideas

May 22
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Career & Technical Education: 7 Steps to Success in High School EMT Programs

Apr 22
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10 Book Report Alternatives

Apr 22
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Engaging Students with Phenomena: Why Can’t We Walk Through Walls?

Apr 22
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Biology: A Science That Keeps Changing

Mar 22
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4 Ways edTech is Transforming Student Learning Experiences

Mar 22
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Supporting Our Upper Level Readers

Mar 22
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4 Ways To Celebrate National Reading Month

Mar 22
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The 4 Principles of Word Study

Feb 22
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3 Math Games to Engage Early Elementary Students

Aug 22
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Funding for Summer Learning

Feb 22
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How to Organize a Celebration of Black History Month in Your School

Jan 22
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5 Lesson Ideas to Help Newcomers Thrive

Jan 22
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Using “The Book List” as a Mentor Text

Dec 21
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5 Critical Components For Mathematical Proficiency

Dec 21
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4 Inspiring STEM Fair Talks To Use In Your Classroom

Dec 21
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3 Ways To Use Authentic Resources for Teaching Spanish

Dec 21
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Teacher Self-Care: The Best Teacher is the Best You

Nov 21
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An Engaging Activation Routine for Secondary Math Students

Nov 21
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A is for Adult SEL

Nov 21
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Give Them Something to Talk About!

Oct 21
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How to Guide Your Students As Digital Citizens

Oct 21
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Essentials for Supporting Multilingual Learners

Oct 21
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3 Ways to Celebrate National Book Month

Oct 21
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5 Activities to Promote Student Agency in the Classroom

Sep 21
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First Impressions Returning to School

Sep 21
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Prioritizing Student Check-ins, MathPlay, and Feedback

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4 Questions For a Reading Formative Assessment

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Looking Forward

Aug 21
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5 Top Trends K-12 Leaders Can’t Afford To Ignore

Aug 21
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What Makes the Oceans Move?

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Incorporating Student Voice in the Classroom

Jul 21
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4 Practices Math Teachers Should Keep From Hybrid Learning

Jul 21
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4 Can’t-Miss Sessions: Moving Learning Forward Symposium

Jul 21
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Who's Driving this Learning?

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Social-Emotional Learning for Lower Elementary Students

Jun 21
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Engaging Math Activities for the Little Ones at Home

Jun 21
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Yes, Inquiry-based Learning and SIOP® Are Compatible

Jun 21
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Finding the Positives in a Challenging School Year

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Using Multiple Approaches to a Math Question

May 21
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Rethinking Middle School Math

May 21
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In a Reading Slump?

Apr 21
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Strategies to Engage Students in Math Class via Hybrid Learning

Apr 21
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Representing Student Identities in the Classroom

Apr 21
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Environmental Literacy: A Lot More than the 3 Rs

Apr 21
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Ensuring Equity & Access for All Students in Your Science Classroom

Mar 21
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Phenomena-Based Learning in The Science Classroom

Mar 21
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CARES, CRRSA, ESSER, Oh My!

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Hybrid / Concurrent Teaching: 5 Ideas to Make it Work

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The Digital Divide’s Impact on Remote Learners

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7 Ways to Celebrate The Black Community in Your Classroom All Year

Feb 21
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Black History Month Recommended Reading: Books to Add to Your Classroom Library

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How to Differentiate for Success in the Science Classroom

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How To SIOP® During a Pandemic

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Tell Me Something Good

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Black History Month: Recommended Reading for Educators

Feb 21
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Activities to Foster Social-Emotional Learning With Elementary Students

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Five MORE Ways to Structure Your Teaching to Improve Students’ Emotional Well-Being—and Also Your Own

Jan 21
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Five Ways to Structure Your Teaching to Improve Students’ Emotional Well-Being—and Also Your Own

Jan 21
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Stimulus Funds and Non-Public Schools

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5 Tips for Successful Breakout Rooms in Virtual or Hybrid Classes

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Involving Parents in The Classroom, Virtually

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Unpacking the “Science of Reading”

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CARES vs Second Stimulus: What’s different for K-12?

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10 Tips For Remote Teaching: Takeaways From 2020

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7 Tips for Talking About Diversity

Dec 20
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Pre-K Freebies for the Holidays

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How To Nurture Scientific Literacy

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The Power Of Twitter For Educator Development

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Practice & Application with Digital Manipulatives

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Cultivating An Inclusive Classroom Library Year-Round

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Dual Enrollment – Tips and Resources

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Keeping Students Engaged During Distance Learning

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Combining PBL and Student-Created Rubrics To Increase Engagement

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7 Last-Minute Halloween Activities for Distance Learning

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Taking Your Word Study Lessons Up a Notch

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3 Ways to Facilitate Culturally Responsive Learning in the Science Classroom

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10 Books to Inspire You to Lead In Times of Change

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Orthography: An Anchor Concept for Word Study

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How Word Sorts Mimic the Development of Tacit Knowledge

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4 Ways To Bring The Fun Back Into Your Virtual Classroom

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3 Steps To Start a Margin Project In Your School

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Launching Book Clubs in a Remote Learning Environment

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4 Tips to Foster Interaction in a Digital Landscape

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Constitution Day: Connecting The Founding Document To Current Events

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Dual Enrollment – New Tips and Resources for Instructors

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Quick Tips for Synchronous and Asynchronous Learning

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Free Science Webinars for High School Students

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Keeping Community Alive in a Virtual World

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