The Hamilton Effect: Lesson Plans to Make History Fun and Cool

In 2015, the musical Hamilton took off across the country and quickly became one of the most popular Broadway musicals in recent memory. Shows sold out months in advance while fans listened to the soundtrack on repeat throughout the day. (The musical also created a wave of popular baby names, ...

The Role of Summer School in Preparing for In-Person Instruction

When schools closed at the start of the pandemic, educators and parents alike worried about kids falling behind. Teachers already have to push so much into the curriculum that they couldn’t afford to miss an extra week or two of school. Then a few weeks of remote learning became a ...

Tips for Navigating Teacher Burnout Ahead of the 2021-22 School Year

For many teachers, the summer of 2021 means reaching a finish line that seemed impossible a few months (or even a few weeks) ago. Some educators have taught remotely for the past year, while others have returned to modified in-person instruction or a hybrid model of the two. While your students ...

Lessons from the Pandemic: 10 Ways To Remotely Engage Young Students

When schools transitioned to online learning at the start of the pandemic, some parents and educators had a harder time than others. While high school students are able to sit still for an hour and focus on the course materials, younger learners need to move around. For kindergarten teachers and ...

PE Remote Learning: How Teachers Kept Kids Moving During the Pandemic

Educators have faced extraordinary challenges in the remote learning classroom. Science teachers have developed chemistry simulations and drama teachers have staged virtual productions and modified plays for the online experience. The amount of creativity showcased by educators is stunning. The same can be said for PE remote learning. Gym teachers ...

How To Teach Public Speaking in the Virtual Classroom

Some students love public speaking and bask in the glow of a class presentation or discussion. Other students would do anything to get out of the assignment. While the Zoom classroom has greatly impacted the learning process, the fear (or love) of public speaking remains. As an educator, you likely ...

How School Counselors and Teachers Can Prepare the Class of 2021 for College

The coronavirus sent shockwaves through the class of 2020. High school students missed their senior proms and commencements, and couldn’t attend many of the college freshman experiences they were looking forward to in the fall. Now the class of 2021 is getting ready to graduate. Many schools are opting for ...

Foreign Language Remote Lesson Plans, Tips and Resources for Teachers

The remote classroom has presented challenges for students in all subjects, from band directors trying to hold auditions to chemistry teachers hoping to create safe labs. Foreign language instructors are also affected. Their field trips are canceled, their food days aren’t possible, and it’s hard to recreate many of the ...

How Teachers Can Offer Personal, Effective Feedback To Remote Students

While the past year of remote learning has been stressful for both teachers and students, the online classroom has also provided opportunities for greater communication and collaboration. Teachers learned to use new media to provide feedback and connect with their students in ways that might otherwise have seemed clunky in ...