Back to school resources

Educator-tested tips, advice, and resources for a successful start to the school year

Students may still be enjoying their summer vacations, but for educators, the beginning of the next school year is just around the corner. NEA editors have compiled a list of our best articles and resources to help you - whether new or veteran - get ready for the fall semester.

Classroom Setup

Creative Classrooms on a Budget
Take a walk through the elementary, middle, and high school classrooms of three DIY divas for ideas on how to create your own inspiring, efficient, and thrifty space.

Stocking the Classroom—For Free
Savvy educators’ tips on scoring no-cost classroom resources.

Prepping for the First Week

Classroom Survival Kit
NEA members recommend must-have items for the classroom.

33 Ways to Start the First Year Off Right
A little planning before school begins can pay big dividends throughout the school year.

NEA’s Custom Lesson Plan Search Engine
We’ve customized a Google search engine with 1,000s of lesson plans from across the Web, each one hand-picked and vetted by our Search Editor.


Read more HERE in the NEA BACK TO SCHOOL GUIDE