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Best of Works 4 Me: Motivating Students

Tips and strategies to motivate and inspire even your most reluctant learners.

earth day

Recycling Paper

Barbara Keltner, a teacher in Kansas

Just in time for Earth Day! See how this educator models recyclcing to students and gets them directly involved in the paper recycling process. Best of all? Donuts and tee shirts!

motivating students

Encouraging Students Who Refuse to Work

Tips from NEA Educators across the country

By now you've encountered students who refuse to do work. It may seem hopeless, but you can reach them. Here's what veteran educators want you to know. 

tests & quizzes

Testing Tactics

Lynn Cashell, a teacher in Pennsylvania

Testing days can cause undue stress, so Ms. Cashell tries to make her classroom environment as comfortable as possible. Read her tips and make them work for you!

NEA edCommunities

NEA's edCommunities is a place where teachers, parents, school support professionals, and community members share ideas and resources to improve student success. It is free and open to all!