How To Set Up A Valuable Student Teacher Program for Your Classroom

Every year, a fresh batch of teachers enter the classroom for the first time. They come from a variety of education programs and backgrounds. While you can’t guarantee that every teacher will discover a passion for education, you can take steps to help future teachers to do so during their ...

Why Your School Needs an Esports Team (and How To Start One)

Video games have been a staple in many K-12 classrooms for decades. Teachers look for educational games to connect students with the material and use game time as a reward after tests or difficult days. However, gaming is starting to stand alone as a school activity across some districts. Schools are ...

Understanding the Effects of Social-Emotional Development Two Years Into the Pandemic

Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, educators and parents worked to understand how kids would be affected by the restrictions and protections put in place. How will kids handle not being able to hug their teacher? Are young children ready for remote learning?  Two years after the start of the pandemic, educators are ...

Careers Lesson Plans: How to Introduce Students to New Jobs and Occupations

Teachers often feel pulled in two directions when it comes to preparing students for their future careers. On one hand, students need a solid, well-rounded education that can help them in the future. They need good grades and test scores to attend college and enter the workforce. On the other ...

Self-Care for Teachers Facing Pandemic Decision Fatigue

More than two years after the first schools closed because of COVID-19, many educators feel like their lives have returned to normal. Some schools returned to in-person learning in the fall of 2020, and both parents and students have grown accustomed to district guidelines. So why do you still feel so ...

Connecting Math to the Real World in Ways That Engage Students

Math has a bad reputation in school. It’s often viewed as a daunting class full of complex equations and unknown signs. Learning math concepts can feel like cracking a secret code — but only some students solve the riddle while others are left out of the hidden message. One of the ...

Advice for New Teachers Entering the Classroom for the First Time

Starting your teaching career is an exciting time. You have the opportunity to work in a job that you are passionate about, possibly changing the lives of your students. However, this excitement is often paired with nerves — almost to the point of abject terror in the hours leading up ...

Using Smartphones in the Classroom: A Guide for Teachers

As soon as school gets out, teachers can find their students hunched over their phones. They are catching up on texts and other notifications of the day while sharing memes and the latest videos with each other. While smartphones are often viewed as a distraction to the learning process, there are ...

12 Science Podcasts For Students

One of the biggest challenges that teachers face is getting students excited about the material. While you think science is incredibly cool, your students might not get into geologic formations or photosynthesis as much as you do. Fortunately, there are plenty of educational resources on the web that can help ...