We curate the week’s best teacher resources, whether lesson plans, book lists or perfect printables.


Welcome back, friends! This week’s crop of links caters to the more sophisticated crowd — or at least they like to think so! We’ve collected some gems for our secondary students and the educators that work their magic in middle school through high school graduation.

  1. Have young (or old!) students who gotta catch ‘em all? Read here about how Pokémon GO can help build global success skills.
  2. Just because they’re older doesn’t mean they should be chained to their desks! Engage your big kids with these five tips for incorporating movement in the secondary classroom.
  3. Middle school girls aren’t necessarily famous for being kind. Get some perspective and strategies for stopping mean girl behavior.
  4. Struggling with low confidence in your algebra class? Read on about repairing the “I’m bad at math” attitude.
  5. A Tumblr dedicated to inspiring good study habits? Sign us — and our students — up.
  6. Need more? Point students this way to browse these 14 studying hacks geared toward teens.
  7. Looking to give your learning environment a makeover? Here are 18 things to consider when decorating your secondary classroom.
  8. Writing a great thesis statement can be a tricky skill for blooming writers. Check out this thesis statement throwdown for a fresh take.
  9. Just want to get their pens moving? Here’s 100 not-boring writing prompts for middle and high schoolers.
  10. We might be playing catch up, but newbies can snag some stellar tips with this list of 20 things to know before your first year of teaching high school.
  11. Here are some useful tips for successfully using stations in the middle school classroom.
  12. Teach science? You can thank us later for introducing you to Amy Brown Science’s teaching blog.

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