Classroom Activities to Learn for Understanding
Saturday, October 19, 2019

How did you learn to ride a bike? When you were a child, you most certainly didn’t read an instructional manual, you learned to ride a bike by getting on the bike and riding it. You focused on your goal (which was learning to ride a bicycle) and you payed close attention so you didn’t fall off. .. read more..

Our Trusted Professional Development Advisers
Friday, October 18, 2019

Summer is the push-pull of regeneration and rejuvenation: Should I spend my summer weeks learning my craft via professional development , or relaxing? .. read more..

How to Motivate Students Intrinsically
Thursday, October 17, 2019

Do you know how to motivate students ? Intrinsic motivation is something that has to come from within. It’s essentially doing something for the inherent satisfaction of just doing it. .. read more..

Teaching Strategies to Get Student Response
Wednesday, October 16, 2019

It happens all the time. The teacher is talking, sharing interesting information, and using teaching strategies about a new topic. The students pay attention, scribble notes, nod heads. Then the teacher asks a question. .. read more..

9 Easy-to-Make Halloween Costumes for Teachers
Wednesday, October 16, 2019

Witches, vampires, ghosts, and zombies have all been done. Doctors, nurses, and other professionals can be equally as trite. Make a splash this year and get your students excited for Halloween. .. read more..

5 Teaching Strategies for Getting Students to Focus
Tuesday, October 15, 2019

As a teacher you’ve seen the many different ways that your students can be unfocused, from daydreaming in their seats to gossiping with their friends. It’s never easy to keep a child’s attention. .. read more..

Teaching Strategies to Build Student Confidence, Trust
Saturday, October 12, 2019

What do self-confidence, trust, and social interaction have in common with regards to your students? If a child does not have any self-confidence, and has a hard time trusting others, then her ability to socialize with peers could be hindered. .. read more..

Professional Development: The Triangle of Continuous Improvement
Friday, October 11, 2019

Teachers encourage their students to be lifelong learners and propound upon the benefits of education. .. read more..

Halloween Writing Prompt: Hotel Transylvania
Thursday, October 10, 2019

The popular Hotel Transylvania is out just in time to add some laughs to the Halloween season. Some of your students may have seen the film, while others may not have. Using the trailer, you can get your students excited about Halloween and writing down their thoughts about classic monsters and v... .. read more..

Halloween Classroom Activities for Any Grade
Thursday, October 10, 2019

Believe it or not, Halloween is just around the corner. Maybe you’re already bracing for the costumes and the sugar rush, but what if Halloween could serve a useful educational purpose? To prepare for Halloween in your classroom, check out these Halloween classroom activities for fun new ways to ... .. read more..

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