Check Out These Virtual “Museum in a Box” Collections

For those of us lucky enough to live near museums, the ability to check out museum kits or “to go” boxes is a huge perk. But not everyone has a local museum. (And let’s be honest, the pandemic threw a wrench in getting physical boxes even for teachers who do.) Enter the virtual museum in a box. These Expert Sets from The Henry Ford Museum of American Innovation are carefully curated sets of artifacts for particular topics, and we’ve gone ahead and pulled our favorites aligned to your social studies curriculum. Check it out!

Community Helpers

Photo of mail delivery in 1925

Calling all K-2 teachers! We know you have a unit all about people who have jobs that help the community, like firefighters, nurses, teachers, and farmers. In the Frontline Workers: An Historic Appreciation Expert Set, you’ll find historical pictures of grocery store workers, mail carriers, doctors, and more to share with your students.

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These TikTok Teachers Nail the Week Before Winter Break

Holiday parties with 17 different forms of sugar. Every concert, performance, and program known to man. Candy canes sharpened into stabby weapons.

That’s right, y’all. It’s the week before winter break.

This week can feel like a roller coaster whipping teachers between feeling festive and celebratory one minute and utterly exhausted the next. These TikTok teachers have boiled down all the competing emotions and various stressors of this time of year and packaged them into perfect little clips for us. What a gift!

This pre-K teacher and the week-before-break conversations with littles


Only one day left before winter break, fellow teachers! We got this! We can do it! #teachersoftiktok #teacherlife #teacher #teacherhumor #winterbreak

♬ Jingle Bell Rock – Bobby Helms

I haven’t taught pre-K before, but Mr. Williams made me feel like I had. And I need a nap just from watching.

This teacher who somehow channeled every

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Help! A Student Lied About Me and Now Their Parents Are Furious

Dear WeAreTeachers,
One of my second grade students told their mom that I tore up their homework in front of the class. Not only did nothing remotely close to this happen, but I haven’t given them any homework in almost a month. The parent emailed me demanding a conference. What am I supposed to say to this parent if they want to meet about an “issue” that’s a bold-faced lie?  —Professor to a Perjurer

Dear P.T.A.P.,

Gasp! How dare you suggest that children LIE? ?

First, I’m sorry you’re having to deal with this. Had the parent taken a beat to ask, “Hey, is this true?,” they could have avoided the whole thing.

Make sure you gently communicate to the parents before the meeting that the incident didn’t actually happen. It may make the parents tuck their tails and apologize or it might offend them further, but it’s better for

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20 Unique 100th Day of School Shirt Ideas

Reaching the 100th day of school is certainly a milestone that should be celebrated! Although dressing as a 100-year-old is a popular way to celebrate, so is designing or donning a shirt for this special occasion. Regardless of whether you’re a crafty do-it-yourself type or an add-to-cart type, we have you covered. While DIY options can be intricate enough to break out the old Cricut, some can be as simple as sticking stickers on an old T-shirt. The store-bought options are great too since they come in a huge range of styles and sizes. Check out our list below of the best 100th day of school shirt ideas!

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

The Best DIY Shirts

1. 100 Hearts for 100 Days

A teal t-shirt has red and pink heart stickers all over it. It says Loved 100 Days of Kindergarten in marker. (100th day of school shirt ideas)

This shirt is so simple to create.

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What Is The Internet Of Things? –

What is the Internet of Things

What Is The Internet Of Things? A One-Sentence Definition

by TeachThought Staff

For those who just came for the definition, the internet of things is the connection of smart electronic devices in our daily lives.

For the sake of simplicity, think of the phrase not in its entirety–the internet of things–but rather by stressing the last word: the internet of things.

Examples Of The Internet Of Things

A few examples of the ‘things’ that make up the internet of things as we know it today include:

  • smart automotive technology
  • smart thermostats
  • smart televisions
  • smart refrigerators
  • smart garages
  • smart lights
  • smart curtains

Notice the word ‘smart’ prefacing everything? Eventually, that distinction won’t be necessary. In many countries and cities anyway (who knows how the planet ultimately will and won’t ‘develop’), the expectation will likely simply be that all ‘things’ be ‘smart.’

How Does The Internet Of Things Work?

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