Happy New Year Classroom Activities

Before you know it, you’ll be back in class, getting back in line and adjusted to the curriculum, and quite possibly in a post-holiday funk (your students might be too).

So how do you break that funk and align your lesson plans with a little fun, especially after a busy holiday break?

Why, you celebrate the New Year!

Today on TeachHUB.com, frequent contributing writer Janelle Cox, who is a seasoned educator and writer based on the East Coast, walks us through some fun, easy-to-carry-out classroom activities that are bound to make a fun and enlightening impact on your restless, post-holiday class.

Janelle suggests celebrating the new year in the ways that countries around the world celebrate it, including the nations of:

  • Greece
  • Japan
  • Spain


She also suggests learning about new year’s resolutions, mormories, and good luck charms.  

Do you celebrate New Year’s in your classroom? What types of activities do you with your students?


The Dad and the Teaching Profession

Studies have shown that male teachers tend to bond more with male students – indeed, research has indicated that participation and inspiration increases for male students when they have a same-gender teacher.

So today on TeachHUB.com, frequent contributor Jordan Catapano celebrates the male teacher. In his article, he notes that many countries around the world are actively rercruiting men to become teachers:

“It’s no wonder, then, that many countries are trying to bring more males in the classrooms. When men – especially dads – are brought in, they are able to provide a unique range of impacts that benefits legions of students. No student loses when a teaching dad is a part of their life. And since a teacher who brings his paternal qualities into the classroom may also bring his teacher qualities to his home, no child of such a father loses either.”