Teachervision.com presents a long and detailed list of survival tips for elementary teachers, categorized by subject—art, language arts, science—and even tips for teaching controversial issues. There are practical, time-saving tips, as well. For example, when teaching arts and crafts, “wear a carpenter’s belt” to hold glue, scissors, staples and so on. When teaching math by concrete objects—buttons, bottle caps and so on—put them on a felt-covered surface to reduce noise.