Summer School Fun: Lesson Plan Ideas That Nurture a Love of Learning

By the end of the school year, students and teachers are often burned out. They need a break and look forward to leaving the classroom for a few months. Unfortunately, not everyone has this luxury. Some students are required to attend summer school, and some teachers need to accept summer ...

How to Help Students Develop Successful Independent Study Projects

Independent study projects are great for helping students explore topics that interest them. These projects can be completed on a small scale (lasting a few weeks in the classroom) or can last an entire semester with a student learning on their own. As a teacher, you can’t completely hand over the ...

The Benefits of Self-Study and Independent Learning

A teacher with a class of 30 students doesn’t have the time or resources to tailor unique lesson plans to each learner. Middle and high school teachers who have several classes each day can’t build 100 different lesson plans for their kids. But what if the students could develop self-study ...

Know Your Teaching Team: The Role of Physical Therapists at School

Your students complete a dozen tiny actions every time they complete an assignment. They sit at their desks without falling over. They pick up their pencils to write. When they are done, they close their books and walk up to your desk to hand in their papers. While most students don’t think ...

Know an Educator Who Deserves Recognition? Nominate Them for These National Teacher Awards

From motivating us through challenging times to helping us discover our passions, teachers play an important role in our lives. And when we meet a teacher who truly inspires us, it’s not uncommon to feel that influence for many years to come. Sometimes, teachers have such a profound impact on us ...

Teaching Financial Literacy Across All Grades: K-12 Lesson Plans

Kids of all ages interact with money. They play cash-based games like Monopoly and are often given allowances with which they can learn to budget. However, few children are ever formally taught how money works and how it can be used as a tool to get what you want. While some ...

Make Math Fun: Kinesthetic Activities and Games for Your Math Class

Math is a foundational subject. Students apply the lessons they learn in second grade to their third-grade class. They apply their third-grade lessons to their fourth and so on. This places a significant amount of pressure on teachers who need students to master certain areas before they can move on. ...

Know Your Teaching Team: The Role of Math Specialists in Education

If you’re a teacher who hates math, you aren’t alone. Many teachers get overwhelmed when they need to teach math. This can be especially problematic for elementary teachers who are required to teach the subject and can also be frustrating for non-math teachers at higher levels who want to incorporate ...

Expert Advice: How to Increase Math Skills and Decrease Math Anxiety

Math and reading are often treated as top indicators of core competency in students. This is because these subjects are foundational and essential for mastering other material. How can a student read from their history textbook if their comprehension abilities are low? How can a student navigate the periodic table ...