How to Lead a Virtual Classroom While Coworking at Home With Your Partner

The COVID-19 pandemic sent millions of people home from their traditional office and classroom jobs. Some were able to accommodate working from home easily, while people in other industries and roles have had a harder time. One particular challenge that couples face is having both partners working remotely within a ...

25 Apps and Tools to Inspire Self-Directed Learning

The COVID-19 pandemic caused schools across the country to close for the spring and summer. In some areas, fall learning is also going to be handled remotely. As we all figure out how best to serve our classrooms, many teachers will be using self-directed learning apps to give students the ...

Self-Directed Online Learning: Lessons Students Can Do Without Parents

Remote learning has been an adjustment for many kids, who miss their friends and have a hard time focusing on one screen all day. It’s also been an adjustment for their parents. Parents are either working from home, trying to balance helping their children with a 40-hour workweek, or still ...

Teaching Tolerance: Resources to Introduce Queer Studies to Your Students

This is an exciting time for educators who want to create more inclusive classrooms. Discussions about queer identities are increasingly encouraged by school districts, but many schools and teachers lack the resources needed to address gender identity and sexual preference in a comprehensive manner. This has led some instructors to ...

Outer Space Lesson Plans for Teaching Astronomy and Science

There is so much to cover about space that most science teachers could spend at least an entire semester focused on it. From the history of space exploration to the constellations, space-centric lessons are a great way to foster a love of science in students and tap into their creativity and ...

No Cyberbullying Allowed: Lesson Plans to Address Cyberbullies

The internet has completely changed how students research, learn and interact with each other. While the internet is an invaluable tool in education, teachers know what else their students can get up to online — and it isn’t always good.  Many educators today grew up with the internet themselves and are ...

How to Adjust Lesson Plans for a Classroom With Limited Resources

Do you ever find engaging lesson plans online that you could never use in your school? You might find a guide that starts with, “this is perfect for a one-to-one classroom,” and immediately stop reading because you don’t work in a school where each student has a laptop.  These lesson plans ...

Tips for Handling Remote Burnout for Teachers

Office workers have developed remote work practices for more than a decade, perfecting the art of creating home offices and avoiding distractions. Teachers never had that luxury. Not only is remote work impossible when you manage a class of 30 or more students, but it’s even harder when all of ...

Teaching Tolerance: Resources to Introduce Students to Different Faith Traditions

Teachers across all subjects and grade levels occasionally find themselves having difficult conversations with students. A student asks a question about racism that is difficult to answer in an age-appropriate way. Another student is bullied because of their culture or heritage or faith traditions.  While educators want to teach tolerance in ...