Teacher Self-Compassion: How to Recharge Through Self-Care

In addition to modeling and teaching mindfulness to students, teachers must also adopt their own personal practices for staying present. Knowing how to tune into your own needs can ensure that you remain calm and in power during times of stress. In turn, this can make you a more grounded ...

How Teachers can Identify and Support Struggling Readers

Between lesson prep, teaching, grading and extracurricular activities, teachers must also be able to identify when their students are struggling, and then help them. This is especially crucial when it comes to reading skills, because these support and influence the rest of a child’s education. Here’s what to do when you ...

Contemporary Short Stories High School Students Will Love

Short stories offer a wealth of teaching opportunities for students of all ages. For high school students in particular, short stories provide a platform for teaching about both the English language and life itself. When you’re looking for exciting, meaningful material, refer to this list of contemporary short stories your ...

Teaching Emotional Intelligence through Self-Management and Compassion

Social emotional learning is aimed towards strengthening student relationships and inspiring a greater sense of self-worth in every student. One important facet of this field is emotional intelligence (EI), also referred to as emotional intelligence quotient (EQ), which helps students build empathy and compassion both within themselves and towards other ...

Making Rules Together: A Collaborative Approach to Defining Classroom Norms

Rules are the foundation of every organized institution. For schools, rules are especially important for ensuring that students can reach academic expectations in a space that feels safe. While some teachers define rules for their students, a more collaborative approach can be better for setting expectations and building mutual trust. ...

Great Podcast Episodes for Stronger, Smarter Classroom Management

Easy to listen to while multitasking, teacher podcasts are great for hearing nuanced conversations on theories and best practices in the education world. One trending topic that has teachers talking is how to build and manage a classroom culture. Whether you’re experiencing behavioral issues or you’d simply like to create ...

How (and Why) to Cultivate Servant Leadership in the Classroom

What do Nelson Mandela, Mother Teresa and Harriet Tubman have in common? They’re all examples of servant leaders — people who go above and beyond to support the health and well-being of their communities. Servant leadership isn’t a new concept, but its role in the classroom as a tool for ...

Improving Professional Development: How Teachers Can Take Control of Their Training

Engaging in professional development is one of the best ways teachers can continue providing positive student learning outcomes. However, teacher training isn’t a one-size-fits-all approach, and it can be hard to find a course that’s relevant to your skills and resources. The good news is that by taking the initiative, ...

How Teachers Can Guide Quiet Students Towards Academic and Social Success

If you’re a teacher, you’ve likely struggled to balance student engagement in the classroom. While some students are constantly speaking out, others may be afraid to even raise their hands. This can pose a challenge because not all quiet students will benefit from trying to be like their more outgoing peers, ...