Month: November 2022

52 Most Loved Educational Board Games

The best learning takes place while kids are having fun. And what’s more fun than old-fashioned board games? Plus they get bonus points as a screen-free way to keep kids engaged! Whether your learners are in preschool or high school, there’s something for everyone. Some of the educational board games on our list can be played in a group (think Bingo) while others can be played solo. You’ll find classic games, including their junior versions for younger students, as well as plenty of unique games to add to your collection. Check out our recommendations below for the best educational board games for kids of all ages.

Games for Preschoolers

Pancake Pile-Up

A box says Pancake Pile Up. There are toy pancakes piled up on toy plates. Pancake playing cards are also shown.

Pancake Pile-Up teaches early math skills while also working on balance and coordination. Kids will definitely get a kick out of this relay-style game that involves racing to stack pancakes as displayed on the selected card.

Skills: Counting, Sequencing,

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7 Reasons Why Teaching High School English Is the Best

Is your desk hiding under stacks of clipped papers that still need grading?

Up past your bedtime, scrolling through argumentative essays from a week ago that you promised to provide feedback for? 

Heard another student—in your actual, physical classroom—announce how much they hate reading and writing? 

I’ve been there. I’m not sure if I’ve met an English teacher who has not been there. Teaching high school English definitely comes with a unique set of challenges. But when I feel that kind of defeat setting in, as cheesy as it sounds, I think about all the reasons why I chose my content area and age group. Teaching high school English is truly the best. Here’s why. 

1. You get to shine a light on the ever-changing lexicon-of-the-youth.

Teenagers love nothing more than having their terminology stolen and dragged through the dirt by The Olds. “Oh, you like my drip? Thank

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Board Games for Teens That Are Fun and Educational

There was a time when board games were a household staple. Families would gather and play together before smartphones and video games dominated our attention. They may never be that popular again, but they are still just as valuable. We’ve put together this list of board games for teens that help them build valuable tools such as critical thinking, strategy, cooperation, and social skills.


Catan board game

Learn to build, trade, and settle with this acclaimed board game that teaches kids about using resources and protecting assets while managing settlements and cities.

Buy it: Catan on Amazon


Telestrations board game

Lighthearted and fun, you don’t need serious art skills for this drawing game. Simple stick figures will be more than enough to keep kids laughing and guessing for hours. 

Buy it: Telestrations on Amazon

Not Parent Approved

Not Parent Approved, as an example of best board games for teens

Kids bored out of their minds? This wacky card game, which can be played in as little

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The Best 2022 Black Friday Deals for Teachers

The WeAreTeachers team is on the hunt for the best Black Friday deals for teachers! Our favorite stores have been hosting sales nearly all month long with weekly and daily deals. We’re linking our favorite categories below, but be sure to join our WeAreTeachers Deals group on Facebook for deal announcements chosen by our editors.

Stores like Walmart, Best Buy, Kohl’s, Overstock, and Amazon have all released amazing sales on electronics, home goods, and toys. Plus, check out our tips for extra bargains at your favorite sites like Teachers Pay Teachers at the bottom of the page!

(Note: WeAreTeachers may collect a share of sales from the links on this page. We only recommend items our team loves!)

The superstore kicked off its Black Friday sales on November 3 and is keeping the deals rolling with Black Friday.

Office and School Supplies

From Flair pens to paper, pencils to laminators,

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Help! My Students Found My Tinder Profile

Dear WeAreTeachers,
A colleague told me that several of her 8th grade boys wouldn’t stop whispering and laughing. When she asked them what was up, they told her, “We found Ms. Wagner on Tinder during lunch.” I AM MS. WAGNER. One of them must have made an account using a fake birthday to appear in my age preferences. I know this is their mistake and not mine, but I’m so embarrassed and keep cringing thinking of them seeing me on a platform I never intended them to find me on. What should I do? Will telling an AP just bring more attention I don’t want? —Put “My Student Found My Tinder Profile” On My Tombstone

Dear P.M.S.F.M.T.P.O.M.T.,

On behalf of the entire teaching profession, this emoji: ?  We cringe and mourn with you.

First, I want to reiterate that you’ve done nothing wrong. Despite a long history of people thinking

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