20 Inspiring Educators to Follow on Twitter in 2019

Fellow educators are one of the greatest sources of information on teaching and learning. But when you’re seeking inspiration outside of your district, Twitter can connect you to resources both statewide and nationally. The following list highlights 20 of the most influential and inspiring educators on Twitter. Jay Billy Jay Billy ...

The Efficient Classroom: Tips and Tools to Maximize Teaching Time

It doesn’t matter if it’s a too-long transition or derailed lesson plan: wherever teachers lose time, it’s frustrating. And when that time is lost during the instructional period, it can be especially hard to get back in the right mindset and wrangle students into focus mode. Since so many teachers understand ...

Why Are We Learning This? Teaching History to Inspire Today’s Students

When your students ask the question, “Why are we learning this?” they may actually be on to something. Understanding the real-world context of lessons and stories not only makes them more meaningful, but it also makes the material easier to remember. Articulating the meaning of history lessons can be particularly ...

Inspiring Educators: 15 Teacher Vloggers to Follow on YouTube

When students have questions about the world or need a little homework help, YouTube is often one of the first places they look. For teachers, this process is no different. In fact, teacher bloggers and educators of all subjects have taken to YouTube to share their practices and pedagogies. Here ...

Professional Development Days: Exploring Methods of Growth for Teachers

Professional development days are important for teachers to continue learning and growing as educators. There are many different ways in which teachers and administrators across the country can engage in such development, from seminars on improving school climate and equality to in-depth Shakespeare pedagogy reviews for the high school English ...

Data Ethics, Collaboration and Accessibility: Edtech Trends 2019

Chromebooks. Smartboards. Podcasts. Playlists. The ways technology is incorporated into the classroom is seemingly endless. But as tech tools continue to transform teaching and learning, it’s important to take note of what’s working best for teachers and students across the country. We take a look at the top edtech trends ...

The Paperless Classroom: How Digital Tools Save Time and Boost Learning

From photocopying worksheets to grading unit tests, paperwork often feels like an inescapable part of teaching. Fortunately, digital tools have made it easier for teachers to focus less on managing papers and more on educating students. Here’s why paperless classrooms are a smart move — plus how you can make ...

How to Use Blended Learning for More Engaged, Personalized Instruction

Technology has transformed the ways that teachers and students interact, and is continuing to evolve the learning process. Blended learning is an tech-driven education technique that leverages both in-person and online experiences to personalize and strengthen the learning experiences. Here’s what teachers should know about blended learning, plus how different models ...

Scrap the Test? Alternative Assessment Methods to Evaluate Students

Standardized tests tend to have a bad reputation, and for good reason. Not only can they cause severe stress and anxiety in both teachers and students, but they’re also based on a narrow definition of success which fails to account for critical real-world skills. In other words, standardized tests aren’t ...