All posts by Stephanie Petit

spring STEM activities

5 Spring STEM Activities for Your Classroom

Spring is here (at least according to the calendar), which means there are opportunities for authentic learning experiences with spring STEM activities. March 20 marked the spring equinox, or the official start […]

mental wellness books

9 Mental Wellness Books for Your Classroom Library

In light of recent headline-making events, it may be time to add mental wellness books to the STEM books in your school and classroom library. Students are constantly hearing about tragedies happening in […]

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5 Self-Motivation Tips for Teachers

In September, you’re excited to get the school year started and your motivation is at an all-time high. By March, however, you’re counting the days until summer break. It’s hard […]

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A Beginner’s Guide to Video Essays

Do your students audibly groan when assigned an essay? Video essays are an intriguing alternative to traditional papers for teachers to incorporate into their curriculum. This new medium is taking over YouTube, […]

snow day

5 Ways to Rethink Snow Days

Whether your district experiences snow days or other weather-related closures like hurricane days, learning doesn’t have to stop just because the school is closed. Although students and teachers alike may […]


5 Ways to Declutter for the New Year

Already botched your resolution for the new year? Take a pledge to declutter in some powerful, non-traditional ways. No matter how much you clean up before summer break each year, your […]

holiday classroom activities

Don’t Show Movies – Try These Non-Holiday Classroom Activities!

There are many holiday classroom activities that are both fun and educational — and won’t have your pupils telling their parents they watched films all day long. December can be […]

fundraising ideas

7 Fundraising Ideas for Your School

Affording the basic necessities for a classroom can be difficult, so try these fundraising ideas to support things like field trips, supplemental resources, and family events. Many teachers and schools […]

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