20+ Creative Bulletin Board Ideas for Back-To-School

Back to school is a busy time: creating seating charts, setting out classroom rules, welcoming new students, organizing parent-teacher conferences, and getting students adjusted to a new grade. 

One thing you shouldn’t have to worry about? Coming up with unique bulletin board ideas for the beginning of the school year and beyond. 

Colorful classroom bulletin boards are a great way to get students excited to learn new concepts, show off their work or celebrate a holiday. That’s why we’ve put together a list of ideas you can use in your classroom, plus tips for bringing your best bulletin board ideas to life!


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place value chart

Fun Place Value Chart [+ Teaching Tips and 8 Activities]

We use big numbers everyday, whether we’re counting money, weighing objects or planning a trip.

A place value chart is an excellent tool for helping students make sense of large numbers. Place value is a foundational math concept, necessary for addition, subtraction, exponents, long division, fractions and almost every other math operation. 


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in-school suspension

In-School Suspension: 6 Key Elements You Need To Consider

What’s the point of an in-school suspension?

Is it to punish students for bad behavior? Remove them from class so other students can keep working? Keep them from an out-of-school suspension?

Focusing on the narrow applications of an in-school suspension means losing sight of the positive impact this strategy can have on your school culture

Keep reading to find out how a thorough in-school suspension plan can benefit your school, 6 key elements that you’ll need to successfully create your own program, and 3 alternatives to consider using.


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Negative Exponents: 8 Things Your Students Need To Know

Many students already struggle to understand negative numbers, exponent rules and fractions. So what happens when you add negative exponents to the equation?

Total chaos.

Well, not really. But understanding negative exponents is an important building block for high school-level math courses, and it’s also a concept many students find challenging. When you gradually build on your students’ knowledge, you’ll ensure they’re ready to tackle challenging problems in and out of the classroom.


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school mission statements

School Mission Statements: The 2019 Guide [+ 6 Writing Tips]

What drives growth in your school community?

It could be your school’s culture, a focus on teacher professional development, or even prioritizing useful teaching strategies. However, none may be as important as school mission statements, which are essential for student development and effective learning.

School mission statements indicate the priorities and goals of a school community, and can have an incredible impact on student achievement.


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4 Easy Ways for Multiplying Exponents [+ Activities]

What do earthquakes, the stock market, computer science and nuclear physics all have in common?

They all involve multiplying exponents.

Exponents are an essential part of algebra, polynomial equations and higher-level math courses, but many students struggle to understand how to work with them. You’ve gone through exponent rules with your class, and now it’s time to put them in action.


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How to do Long Division in 6 Steps [With Pictures]

You’ve guided your class through most of the big units: addition, division, subtraction, multiplication. But here’s another tricky one:

How to do long division.

A 2012 study published in Psychological Science found that 5th graders’ understanding of fractions and division could be directly linked with how well they understood algebra in high school and performed in higher-level math classes — even after controlling for various socio-economic factors.

No pressure, right?


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