Digital Ethics: Responsible Social Media Practices For Educators

Using social media as a teacher can at times feel overwhelming, especially when trying to balance your personal and professional life. Fortunately, there are a wealth of teachers who are paving the way for proper social media use. For example, consider: The TuTu Teacher, who retains a lighthearted and inspiring social ...

Is Homework Ever Fun? 10 Ways Teachers Can Make It More Engaging

When students get home after a long day at school, homework is usually the last thing they want to do. For parents, getting their children to complete homework can be an exhausting and stressful task. So what’s a teacher to do? Homework can’t be eliminated entirely.   But, there are ways to ...

Social Emotional Learning: How to Help Students Manage Grief and Loss

Grief is an inevitable part of life, and it’s likely you’ll encounter a student who has lost a loved one during the year. Grieving students can be a challenge to the whole classroom, and you may not know what to do or say. Since the loss of someone special can ...

Game-Based Learning: Why it Works and How to Get Started

Today’s younger generations are growing up in a world that relies on technology. Everyday tasks like cooking, shopping and even sleeping are all driven by digital tools that simplify, improve and enhance those experiences. Using digital tools to support learning is no different. More and more teachers are turning to game-based ...

A Modern Educator’s Guide to Battling Teacher Guilt

Have you ever felt a twinge of guilt when the school bell rings, and you didn’t get through your planned lesson? How about when you wake up sick, or when you want to spend your weekend relaxing instead of grading papers? These feelings are extremely common, and they’re what many teachers ...

Listen In: 15 Education Podcasts to Inspire and Motivate Teachers

When you’re a teacher, finding time to grade essays can be a challenge in and of itself. And as much as you might want to further your career, let’s face it: who has time to read self help books and watch movies on professional development? That’s where podcasts can save ...

The Science of Praise: Encourage Student Confidence and Motivate Your Classroom

Praise is an important aspect of human interaction. Whether it’s complimenting your friend on an outfit or commending a peer on a presentation, praise allows us to share our appreciation for others, impacts self-esteem and can encourage progress. Superficial praise, however, can be damaging to a young student's self esteem and ...

15 Inspirational Education Books Written By and For Teachers

No matter where you work or how long you’ve been in the field, being a teacher is a challenging, yet rewarding profession. And with so many techniques and schools of thought on how you should be teaching or how students learn best, it can be hard to know which tools ...

Substitute Survival Guide: How to Plan for a Teacher’s Sick Day

Whether it’s a family emergency, a sick child or a routine check-up, there are many reasons why you might need a substitute teacher in your classroom. And although it must sometimes be done, leaving your students alone is no easy task. What if whole days of learning get lost? If ...