Self-Regulation: Helping Students Cope with School Stress and Anxiety

Stress and emotional management skills are some of the most important, yet least discussed elements of the teacher toolkit. Today’s students are faced with increasing pressure to perform better and achieve more. This, coupled with the unrealistic comparisons fed by social media, can make students feel stressed, anxious and like ...

How To Set Your Students Up for Success With Morning Meetings and Greetings

Morning meetings aren’t as common in the classroom as they are in the office, but perhaps they should be. Many young students come to school feeling stress, anxiety or other emotions that may prevent them from fully participating.  Incorporating a morning routine can help foster social connection and empathy while calming ...

Teaching With Tablets: Smart Ways Devices Can Enhance Learning

Tablets are used for many activities, including playing games, reading e-books and getting social. In the classroom, they have become an increasingly important tool for creating immersive lesson plans. Most students have grown up using smartphones and tablets at home. Therefore, using tablets in the classroom is an intuitive switch ...

Smart Ways Teachers Can Plan Ahead With a Snow Day Lesson Plan

Snow days can be exciting for students, but they’re often stressful for teachers. Having to revise lesson plans and schedule makeup days can strain an already busy schedule.  Being prepared for weather cancellations ahead of time can help you adapt quickly to the changes. As autumn turns to winter, sere’s a ...

Art Lesson Plans: Creative Ways to Teach History, Culture and Society

Art class is much more powerful when it has a meaning or life lesson behind it. Whether honoring a historical figure or re-creating an ancient technique, combining art with history, society and culture enhances student learning across multiple subjects. Here’s how to master your art lesson planning so that students ...

Teaching With Google Earth: Navigating History, Culture and Place

Google Earth is an essential tool for navigation. In addition to helping people get from point A to point B, it offers a wealth of learning opportunities for the classroom. Whether exploring foreign lands and languages or learning more about latitude, longitude and even geometry, Google Earth is an indispensable ...

Why Are We Learning This? Teaching Handwriting for Memory and Literacy in the Digital Age

From ChromeBooks to digital whiteboards, technology rules the modern classroom. As a result, it’s becoming more common for students to use phones, tablets and computers to take notes, complete projects and write tests. Technology makes these tasks faster, but does efficiency come at the expense of learning?  Writing by hand may ...

Remote Teaching: How To Make Your Online Classroom a Student Success

Remote learning provides flexibility for both teachers and students. Still, many teachers may wonder what this type of teaching entails, whether the same kind of student-teacher relationships exist and if remote learning opportunities are similar to those in traditional classrooms. Here’s what teachers need to know about moving to a ...

10 EdTech Writing Tools for Students

Writing is an essential component of literacy and a key element in nearly every subject. Whether it’s writing book reports or recording scientific hypotheses, students need to know how to write clearly and effectively. Since not all students are inherently interested in writing, however, making use of edtech writing tools ...