Classroom Activities and Games for the New Year
Saturday, January 16, 2021
The New Year is upon us, and if you’re looking for a few new ways to engage students in learning while making it fun in the process, then partaking in cl .. read more..
Top Elements of Student Goal Setting
Friday, January 15, 2021
Educators know that students are more likely to succeed if they set goals – whether it’s finishing their homework for one night, getting a good grade for a marking period, or working their way through the courses required for a college major. .. read more..
How Much Homework is Too Much?
Wednesday, January 13, 2021
Homework has become a staple of American education. Students are expected to spend time outside of class on a myriad of assignments that could include reading, short-term assignments, and longer projects. .. read more..
What are the Different Types of Learners?
Sunday, January 10, 2021
Throughout my eleven years in the classroom, I have never encountered a class with just one learning style. In most classes I have found myself juggling a plethora of learner types and encountering at least one new type each year. .. read more..
Ways to Incorporate Music into your Classroom
Friday, January 8, 2021
For years educators have been incorporating music into their classrooms, because unfortunately the music programs are the first to get cut when schools don’t have the funds. Often teachers like to incorporate music, because it can have a powerful effect on your mood. .. read more..
Fundamentals of a Great Lesson Plan
Wednesday, January 6, 2021
Careful planning of daily, weekly, and entire unit lesson plans is vital to a successful learning environment. A teacher must carefully consider a multitude of factors when determining the coursework for their students. .. read more..
Low-Stakes Writing: Promoting Risk-Taking and Critical Thinking
Sunday, January 3, 2021
Writing is one of the most important skills that students cultivate throughout their education. The quality of one’s written communication often determines the careers that he/she qualifies for. .. read more..
Maintaining Student Motivation for Learning After the Holidays
Saturday, January 2, 2021
The holidays are a fun and festive time of year, but getting through them can be tough. Just when you thought you made it, holiday break is already over, and now it’s time to try and re-engage your students once again. .. read more..
Creating a Shared-Ownership Classroom Culture
Sunday, December 20, 2020
The learning process can be difficult for some students. They may doubt their intellectual abilities or have a hard time concentrating in class. Regardless of why some students may struggle, every student deserves to learn in a positive environment. .. read more..
Embracing Mistakes in Learning
Friday, December 18, 2020
From crumpled up essays lying on the floor to the overheard “I don’t care anyway”, we have all borne witness to student apathy. We spend hours marking student work, only to have students become dejected, argue, or shut down completely. .. read more..