The Art of Teaching

The Art of Teaching Project is a community of educators who share their stories through blog posts, partnerships, and networking. Read their stories below and join the community today!

Read Real Stories

Empower Other Educators

Every educator and blogger in the Art of Teaching Project is dedicated to empowering other educators through sharing, encouragement, and advice.

Why Social and Emotional Learning is Important for Teacher Well-Being

By Lisa Currie, Educator and SEL Program Founder

Advice for New Teachers: Dream BIG!

By Jerry Paterson and Barry Saide, Principals

Advice for the Overwhelmed Special Education Teacher

By Karla Banks, Karen Achtman, and Theresa Amoriello, Special Education Teachers

Meet Every Challenge

Educators face staggering challenges in their daily work. Find inspiration to keep you going through stories of encouragement from peers.

Focusing on My Circles of Concern

By Skylar Primm, Teacher

The Importance of Owning Your Story

By Danielle Powell, Teacher

Lead Your Community

Principals, administrators, and teacher leaders set the standard for school culture and community. Read their stories of creative leadership.

What to Expect from Your Principal

By Simon Rodberg, Principal

Engage Your Students

Getting students excited about learning and engaged in instruction requires so much creativity – refresh your creative mind with these tips from teachers!

Build Relationships with Students

Fostering trusting, lasting relationships with students – and their families – is critical to create a culture of learning. Here’s how just a few teachers tackle that challenge.

5 Ways to Involve ESOL Parents in School and Community

By Melody Johnson, Educator and Writer

Use Technology with Purpose

The potential of education technology to transform the classroom is limitless. They key to using technology with purpose lies in talented educators’ ability to unite powerful technology with creative teaching.

Tell Your Story

Become a Guest Blogger for McGraw Hill

All educators have a story to tell. We want to hear yours. Contribute to The Art of Teaching and join our community of inspirational educators. To be published on our Art of Teaching blog you must:

  • Be a PreK–12 educator or have been one in the past
  • Have a passion for evidence-based teaching strategies that pave the way of success for all learners
  • Have a unique story to tell about your experiences teaching, or tips and strategies you'd like to offer our diverse community of educators
  • Submit original content of at least 800 words, with arguments supported by current and credible research
  • A team of reviewers from McGraw Hill will review your submission. If it's something that fits our criteria, we’ll reach out to you within four weeks to discuss any suggested edits.

If you have additional questions, send us an email to inquire further.

Join the Community

Join a Community of Educators

When you write a guest blog for the Art of Teaching Project, you’ll be invited to an online community of teachers, where you can learn about new opportunities and meet educators from across the country (even the world!). Get started by submitting your blog post here.

Become a Mentor or Mentee

The Art of Teaching mentorship program is a casual, flexible, online partnership between a new educator and a veteran educator. It’s open to any PreK-12 educator who would like to participate, including those who have been involved with the Art of Teaching through guest blogging. If you haven’t written a guest blog yet, that’s okay! You’re still welcome to sign up for the mentorship program, and there’s no obligation to write a guest post. Learn more and sign up here.