Welcome to Teacher Created Materials’ official blog! We started this blog in 2013 as The Red Bench—a place for educators to come together to share ideas, learn new strategies, and bond over the joys and challenges of this unique and inspiring profession.

We love the educators we have met along the way and have truly enjoyed sharing this space with all of you. But like any good wardrobe, a blog needs a “stylish spring update” every once in awhile. So, it is with great anticipation and excitement that we share our new look with you!

Although you won’t see any fringe, floral prints, or statement earrings, with this refresh comes loads of upcoming posts that highlight practical instructional strategies for the classroom, inspirational stories, easy-to-implement tips and activities, and a wealth of information from top educators and authors from across the country.

Here are some of the enhanced features of our new look that we’d love for you to try out:

            •           Search by subject area

            •           Search by topic

            •           Browse the bios of our blog authors and read their individual posts

            •           Find related resources and free downloads that support content from the blog posts

As we celebrate our 40th Anniversary, we want to thank all of the amazing educators who have come to trust our resources and partner with us over the years. It is through your support and feedback that we are able to create resources that make teaching more effective and learning more fun. We look forward to sharing new ideas and communicating with you through this blog so that we can all work together to create a world in which children love to learn!