Expert Tips for Teaching Leadership Skills in The Classroom

Leadership is a multi-faceted skill set that helps students learn to communicate, empathize and solve problems. Equipped with the power of independence, strong leaders are more likely to achieve personal and professional success. And while many leadership skills seem basic, it’s not fair to assume that all students learn leadership ...

Are Long Commutes Affecting Your Students’ Learning? Here’s How to Help

When most people imagine getting to school in the morning, they think of walking a few blocks or getting dropped off after a short school bus ride. But in many American cities, elementary, middle and high school commutes are long and lonely. And when you add in factors like unreliable ...

Classroom Tactics for Encouraging Students to Reach Their Full Potential

Having students who love to learn is one of the greatest joys of teaching. In addition to making your job easier, these students are much more likely to excel both in the classroom and in life. But when you have students who aren’t so motivated – especially those who are ...

Teaching Intangibles: Encourage Self-Awareness and Self-Advocacy in Students

Teaching social and emotional skills in the classroom can help students grow into empathetic, kind and selfless adults. And while empathy is key to an equitable world, social and emotional skills aren’t limited to relationships with others. In fact, they’re deeply rooted in our relationships with ourselves. Students who learn ...

Back to School: What Teachers Need to Know About ESSA for the 2017-18 school year

When first implemented by the Obama administration, the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) was designed to give each state a greater voice in determining how schools are evaluated. Although ESSA was praised by many education experts, equality advocates and students rights groups, it remained a complicated issue. Now, after the Trump ...

Back to School Checklist: Teacher Prep for the First Day of School

From seating charts and self care to lesson plans and lunches, the first day of school requires a great deal of planning and preparation. And even when you’ve spent countless hours thinking about the first day of school, how do you know you’ve covered all your bases when it finally ...

Back to School: Tips for Teachers Starting at a Brand New School

Starting at a new school is an exciting and transformative time in a teacher’s career. It’s also an opportunity to start fresh and establish strong relationships with the people in your new school community. But what’s the best way to make a good first impression? These helpful back to school ...

Change Their World: How Teachers Foster a Lifelong Love of Reading and Science

Conducting science experiments, reading textbooks and writing essays are ordinary tasks that all students complete during their education. Teaching students how to engage in these activities, however, is an entirely different challenge. Those teachers able to foster a love of learning are also helping their students develop social and emotional ...

Self-Care for Teachers: Wellness Practices for In and Out of the Classroom

Put simply, being a teacher is stressful. From managing students’ emotional and academic success, to creating lesson plans and grading papers, teachers have an immense weekly workload to handle. And with so many duties and so many students to care for, teachers often neglect their own self-care and wellness. Luckily, ...