How Group Work and Social-Emotional Learning Go Together

In most school districts, there’s a consistent drive to hit the common core standards. Students need to have basic knowledge of math, reading and critical thinking in order to advance to higher grades and into college or the workforce. However, teachers do so much more than teach arithmetic and grammar. ...

How Educators Are Guiding Students in 2022 and Beyond

Today’s high school students have experienced significant disruptions in their lives over the past few years. They went through remote learning, a return to in-person education and a combination of the two. They returned to sports, clubs and school activities that provide additional meaning to their educational experience. Now, many ...

How To Improve Collaboration Across Your School

Your staff is full of educators and administrators with diverse backgrounds, varying levels of experience, different hobbies and unique interests. When all of these skills and ideas come together, you can create a thriving learning experience for your school.  But how do you bring all of these skills together? How can ...

How To Incorporate The Metaverse In The Classroom

Most educators were delighted to return to in-person instruction after a couple of years of remote learning. However, many students seem to remain in the metaverse and continue to spend their free time exploring Roblox and discussing NFTs.  This online environment can be a perfect opportunity to connect with tech-centric learners, ...

How To Create Lesson Plans for Substitute Teachers

Whether an absence is planned or unexpected, a missed class can feel like a loss for teachers. Students might not receive your instruction, putting them a few days behind in your lessons. In other cases, students might miss out on fun activities you had planned because the substitute teacher didn’t ...

Defusing Classroom Conflict and Creating Long-Term Communication Skills

With 30 students in a classroom, it’s likely that at least a few won’t get along. Some students just don’t like each other, while others seem to be best friends one week and enemies the next. As their teacher, this means you may encounter a significant amount of conflict. Conflict creates ...

Create Differentiated Lesson Plans for Students at Different Learning Levels

Within the first few days of school, it will become abundantly clear that some students are more advanced than others. In your classroom, you will have to teach students who enjoy chapter books alongside their peers who still sound out words. You will have to provide basic math instruction next ...

Ideas From Other Teachers: How To Make Indoor Recess Fun

Some schools spend weeks inside during the winter because it’s too cold for recess. Other teachers tough out rainy periods where they need to entertain their students inside for several days. While your students might enjoy watching a video during the first or second day, they will start to get ...

How Teachers Can Welcome Students Who Join Mid-Year

For many teachers, mid-year students joining the classroom can be complicated. Your workload has grown as you have another paper to grade and another set of parents to communicate with. This new student will also require extra time over their first few weeks as you evaluate their academic standing and ...