Back to School
Tips for Teachers

Free ELA Resources for Teachers

Welcome to our guides for teachers going back to school! Get ready to start the school year strong with practical teacher tips and resources for all grade levels and subjects, focusing on integrating climate education into your existing plans. Whether you're a new teacher or a seasoned pro, these guides are here to help you make a meaningful impact in the classroom and prepare for the first day of school. From classroom management tips to lesson plans, these guides will help you build relationships with your new students, create a positive learning environment, and integrate climate education from the beginning of the year. Set the stage for a successful new school year with these back-to-school tips!

What Grade Do You Teach?

Back to School Tips for Teachers in K-2
Back to School Tips for Teachers in 3-5
Back To School Tips for Middle School Teachers
Back To School Tips for High School Teachers

Next Steps

With these guides and tips for back to school, you have the tools to cultivate academic excellence, a thriving classroom environment, and environmental stewardship in your learners from the first day of school. Let's inspire the next generation to make a positive difference as soon as school starts! Check out for lesson plans, worksheets, student work resources, tools for classroom organization, and much more during this back-to-school season.

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The Children's Environmental Literacy Foundation (CELF) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization founded in 2003 with the mission to make Education for Sustainability (EfS) an integral part of every child's K-12 learning experience. CELF engages educators, students and community leaders through award-winning programs that are designed to succeed in a wide range of education settings, including multi-day Summer Institutes, school professional development workshops, custom curriculum and instruction consulting, green career speaker series, and outdoor learning experiences. CELF's programs aim to help cultivate a society of global citizens with deep understanding of the dynamic interdependencies among human systems nested within natural systems, and the critical role education plays in cultivating healthy, equitable communities in a changing climate. 



ClimateScience inspires young talents to seek careers in fields where they contribute to climate solutions. By providing beautifully illustrated, understandable, science-based educational content for free for everyone, they are building the fundamentals for Climate Education.


CRF Education

CFR Education aims to close the global literacy gap in our country by providing accessible, accurate, and authoritative resources that build the knowledge, skills, and perspective high school and higher education students need to understand and engage with today’s most pressing global issues. Leveraging best pedagogical practices and Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) expertise, CFR Education’s supplemental resources teach complex global affairs and foreign policy issues to the next generation. Committed to supporting educators as they take on this crucial work, CFR Education offers two Ambassador programs, professional development events, and curated teaching resources, including lesson plans, essay and discussion questions, classroom activities, and sample syllabi.


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