How To Bring Movies into the Classroom

Movies tend to have a bad reputation in the classroom. Educators joke that they play a movie when they have a headache, while many substitute teachers assume their job is to show movies throughout the day. However, movies can be useful tools for your classroom. You can use them to introduce ...

Is There a Place for Internet Slang and Emojis in the Classroom?

Any teacher who walks through the halls of their school will encounter new words and phrases that students pick up online. Maybe the drama teacher was being “so extra” by scheduling too many rehearsals. Maybe a funny online video has kids screaming “this is sending me!”  But what happens when hallway ...

20 Time-Saving Hacks for Teachers in Any Classroom

There are two things that every teacher needs more of: time and money. While there’s no silver bullet solution to get a pay raise or win an education grant, there are a few tricks you can use to take back your time. These hacks can help with everything from lesson ...

How To Set Up A Valuable Student Teacher Program for Your Classroom

Every year, a fresh batch of teachers enter the classroom for the first time. They come from a variety of education programs and backgrounds. While you can’t guarantee that every teacher will discover a passion for education, you can take steps to help future teachers to do so during their ...

Why Your School Needs an Esports Team (and How To Start One)

Video games have been a staple in many K-12 classrooms for decades. Teachers look for educational games to connect students with the material and use game time as a reward after tests or difficult days. However, gaming is starting to stand alone as a school activity across some districts. Schools are ...

Understanding the Effects of Social-Emotional Development Two Years Into the Pandemic

Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, educators and parents worked to understand how kids would be affected by the restrictions and protections put in place. How will kids handle not being able to hug their teacher? Are young children ready for remote learning?  Two years after the start of the pandemic, educators are ...

Careers Lesson Plans: How to Introduce Students to New Jobs and Occupations

Teachers often feel pulled in two directions when it comes to preparing students for their future careers. On one hand, students need a solid, well-rounded education that can help them in the future. They need good grades and test scores to attend college and enter the workforce. On the other ...

Self-Care for Teachers Facing Pandemic Decision Fatigue

More than two years after the first schools closed because of COVID-19, many educators feel like their lives have returned to normal. Some schools returned to in-person learning in the fall of 2020, and both parents and students have grown accustomed to district guidelines. So why do you still feel so ...

Connecting Math to the Real World in Ways That Engage Students

Math has a bad reputation in school. It’s often viewed as a daunting class full of complex equations and unknown signs. Learning math concepts can feel like cracking a secret code — but only some students solve the riddle while others are left out of the hidden message. One of the ...