I enjoy teaching, and you can too!

Meet Brenda. She’s a National Board Certified Teacher who spent 35 years teaching upper elementary students. Now she wants to share the recipe for a long, fulfilling career. First, to survive, happy teachers organize, plan, and simplify. Then, to thrive, they learn, engage, and dive in. Read on for ideas, tutorials, and inspiration.


Engage your students with ideas for building genre-based units and targeting specific skills. Yes, you can make standards-based learning fun.


Energize science instruction with activities and experiments that kids love. For even more engagement, add related videos, simulations, and STEM challenges.


Spark curiosity with hands-on, minds-on learning. When you activate kids’ mathematical reasoning, they can’t wait to come to school each day.

Teaching Ideas