Resource Sharing: 10 Tips for Finding Lesson Plans on Educator Blogs

The internet has helped teachers in countless ways. For example, educators can find tools and resources to enrich the learning process and better communicate with students and parents via email and social media. Another key benefit for teachers is resource sharing through publishing and reading blogs. Teachers are finding lesson ...

5 Project-Based Learning Tips to Add Into Your Lesson Plans

Project-based learning is gaining traction in schools across the country. What started as a fun concept discussed at conferences and used in creative classrooms has grown into a new way to engage students and teach them valuable concepts.  Teachers across all grade levels and subjects can tap into project-based learning, making ...

Voting Lesson Plans: Teaching Democracy and Civics

Most social studies teachers discuss voting with students in early elementary school. Students in a classroom will use ballots to vote for their favorite ice cream flavors or whether they want to play kickball or basketball during recess. However, as students get older, they start to have more nuanced questions ...

How to Help Remote Students Who Need One-on-One Support

Remote learning has created many unique opportunities for teachers, but just as many challenges. One situation educators now face is how to connect with remote students and assist them individually. With in-person learning, a teacher can walk around the classroom and help students as they encounter problems. This gets much ...

Lesson Plans to Engage Parents in Student Work

Parent or guardian engagement is essential to help students succeed. However, teachers sometimes feel like they are communicating into a black hole. They send out information and updates but get nothing back. Even with virtual learning in 2020, some teachers still struggle to engage parents.  What does successful parent engagement look ...

Privacy Matters in Remote Learning for Students and Teachers

There has been an overwhelming amount of hard work taking place as teachers and administrators have been adapting to teaching online. Creative lesson plans and unique solutions have been found for almost every problem. However, there is one key issue that school districts and educators still face: remote learning privacy ...

Bring History To Life: How to Better Connect Students to the Past

The history classroom has a bad reputation in many schools. Students and teachers alike can quickly associate history with rote memorization and an endless stream of dates, figures and events — many of which start to blend together over time. The reality is of course very different. If you can ...

Using Differentiated Learning to Engage Students at Any Learning Level

When you first start to develop your lesson plans, the basic rhythm seems pretty simple: Introduce a concept during the class, ask students to learn about it through their homework, and then reinforce the material the next day.  This works out well until students stop doing their homework. As a result, ...

How Will Educators Approach Standardized Testing Post-COVID?

Educators have done their absolute best with the resources available during the COVID-19 pandemic. They have turned in-class projects into virtual lessons, connected with students on a social-emotional level, and tried to keep up with the expected curriculum. As a whole, all of these efforts are impressive. However, missed content ...