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 ...

Trauma-Informed Teaching: How Educators Can Help Students Cope

Students experience trauma for all kinds of reasons, including natural disasters, school emergencies or a death in the family. These events can severely impact students’ ability to learn and succeed at school. For teachers, working with students who have experienced trauma can be both stressful and frustrating — especially when ...

Learning, Mindfulness and Play: How to Use Free Time in the Classroom

Whether we use it to read a book, bake a batch of cookies or go for a walk, we can all agree that free time is essential in our personal lives. Similarly, busy teachers and students need free time during the school day. But what does free time look like ...

The Multicultural Classroom: How to Celebrate Differences and Foster Respect

Diversity is one of the greatest strengths in schools today. Having students from different backgrounds promotes meaningful social and cultural exchanges for students, which can enrich them both now and in years to come. To ensure that students understand one another’s differences as gifts, however, it’s important to incorporate tolerance ...

Plagued by Low-Level Classroom Disruption? Here’s How Teachers Can End It

Whether it’s giggling about an inside joke or daydreaming about after-school activities, every student experiences distraction for one reason or another. While this is normal from time to time, chronic disruption can be a major detriment to both teachers and learners. But consistent, low-level disruption is problematic for classrooms Here’s how ...