Have You Read the Best of 2018 Stories From WeAreTeachers?

From lawnmower parenting to science experiments.

Have You Read the Best of 2018 Stories From WeAreTeachers?

From the challenge of dealing with lawnmower parents to the need for good science fair projects, our top stories covered a wide range of topics this year! There’s definitely never a dull moment when it comes to being a teacher. How many of our top 15 stories did you read this year?

1. Lawnmower Parents Are the New Helicopter Parents & We Are Not Here for It

Lawnmower Parents Are the New Helicopter Parents & We Are Not Here for It

This article landed us on the Today Show, and it definitely resonated with you. 

2. Teachers Should Be Allowed to Wear Jeans Every Day & Here’s Why

Teachers Should Be Allowed to Wear Jeans Every Day & Here’s Why

When we posted this in our Facebook community, the comments were long and passionate. How do you feel about wearing jeans? 

3. 9 Things Teachers Need if the United States Ever Wants Another Globally Competitive Generation 

9 Things Teachers Need if the United States Ever Wants Another Globally Competitive Generation

Our writer discussed the state of education and gave real suggestions on what needs to be done to fix it. 

4. 21 Cheesy Teacher Jokes That Crack Us Up

21 Cheesy Teacher Jokes That Crack Us Up

They’ll make you laugh, groan, and become painfully aware of the joys (and challenges) that come with being a teacher.  

5. 30+ Sample Report Card Comments to Use Right Now

30+ Sample Report Card Comments to Use Right Now

This article has comments for just about any student or teaching scenario. Bookmark it for report card time.

6. 26 Awesome Team-Building Games and Activities for Kids

26 Awesome Team-Building Games and Activities for Kids

You can’t underestimate the value of good team building. Check out these games and activities. Plus, come to our WeAreTeachers HELPLINE group on Facebook to suggest your own. 

7. 20 6th Grade Science Projects That Will Wow Your Students

20 6th Grade Science Projects That Will Wow Your Students

Every time we tackle science fair and other projects, it gets a good response. This one was one of the most popular from our series. You can also find science projects for other grades, too. Check them out: 

5th Grade Science Projects

4th Grade Science Projects

3rd Grade Science Projects

8. A Dozen Ways to Make Amazingly Creative Book Reports

A Dozen Ways to Make Amazingly Creative Book Reports

Look at all of these out-of-the-box ideas for doing book reports! We love the creativity.

9. 15 #SorryNotSorry Things Teachers Secretly Do but Won’t Admit 

15 #SorryNotSorry Things Teachers Secretly Do but Won’t Admit

Sneaking snacks, having favorites (sometimes), and hoping for snow days … these all made the list. Are your #sorrynotsorry teacher secrets on here?

10. 11 Times Principals Took Their Rules for Teachers Way Too Far

11 Times Principals Took Their Rules for Teachers Way Too Far

These rules will make you grateful for your relatively tame principal. Or they’ll make you groan in pain because they are a little too relatable. 

11. 20 Things You Never Thought You’d Say Until You Became a Teacher

20 Things You Never Thought You’d Say Until You Became a Teacher

You have to see the list. How many of these phrases came out of your mouth this year? 

12. We Need to Do More for Teachers Who Are Exhausted, Stressed, and Burned Out

We Need to Do More for Teachers Who Are Exhausted, Stressed, and Burned Out 

This article tackles the tough topic of teacher mental health and outlines valuable resources all educators should have at their fingertips. 

13. How to Print on Post-its, Plus Free Templates for Rubrics, Observations, and More

How to Print on Post-its, Plus Free Templates for Rubrics, Observations, and More

We were amazed to learn you can print on Post-its. So we created templates you can save and print. 

14. 11 Target Discounts and Deals Every Teacher Should Know About 

11 Target Discounts and Deals Every Teacher Should Know About

Teachers love Target and deals. When you put them together, you get a very popular article! 

15. How I Use One-Pagers in English Language Arts

How I Use One-Pagers in English Language Arts

Have you heard about one-pagers? Learn how to use them in this article. 

Do you have a favorite article from 2018? We love hearing from our teachers and readers! Come share in our WeAreTeachers HELPLINE group on Facebook. 

Plus, check out of our top videos of 2018.

Have You Read the Best of 2018 Stories From WeAreTeachers?

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