Your first few years of teaching are more than a little challenging. What do you wish you’d known before you entered the classroom? Or what have you learned that you think would help others?

Classroom Tips are one-page essays that you can quickly read, absorb, and use to implement positive changes in your classroom. You can learn from other teachers’ experiences with these topics and take advantage of their tips for what to do — or not do.

Pi Lambda Theta members are invited to submit articles for Classroom Tips, which are published online in October, December, February, April, and June. Next up: The theme for the October issue is “How can you use technology such as cell phones to engage and motivate students while operating on a limited budget?” Submissions are due May 21. Visit the Pi Lambda Theta website for more themes, deadlines, and submission guidelines for the 2012—2013 volume of Classroom Tips.

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Comments on Build a better classroom by sharing Classroom Tips

  1. nabshear says:

    There is a problem with the way the website is set up, and it seems it is set up badly. I got the email about the latest classroom tips article. i went to the website, logged in. and could not get to the article or essay mentioned in the email. You forgot to put a link to the essay anywhere on the Pi Lambda Theta website. if there is one please email it to me. Thank You Norman Abshear

  2. carolyn says:

    Hi Norman,

    Thanks for your comment! I discovered that there was a problem with the link within this PLT News post that pointed towards the Classroom Tips publications, which is now fixed. To download the articles, please log in here: and then select Classroom Tips from the left hand navigation.