Support, Strategy and Goals: Unleashing the Power of Teacher Collaboration

At some point in your career, you’ve likely discussed teaching tips with a fellow colleague. This strategy of sharing may have felt insignificant at the time, but was actually an essential step towards teacher collaboration. More than just meetings or discussions, teacher collaboration requires intentional, thoughtful work aimed at supporting ...

Student-Directed Learning: Creating Autonomy in the Classroom

Have you ever considered taking a back seat in the classroom? Student-led learning asks teachers to do exactly that. At a basic level, student-led learning is when teachers function more as coaches than as instructors or leaders, according to Emily Richmond of the Education Writers Association. This form of instruction invites ...

Tech Trends In Education: Video and Augmented Reality in the Classroom

Talking with a foreign pen pal on social media. Watching a teacher’s video lesson at home. Using a cell phone to explore Africa, virtually. These are common scenes from modern classrooms, and none of them would be possible without the help of technology. With the advancement of tools like virtual ...

Tips for Teachers Entering the Profession After a Different Career

Some people discover the rewards of teaching early on in life, just after college and in their twenties. For others, becoming a teacher happens much later – sometimes after another career has ended. If you’re in the latter group of educators, you may have questions about your new line of ...

Digital Ethics: Responsible Social Media Practices For Educators

Using social media as a teacher can at times feel overwhelming, especially when trying to balance your personal and professional life. Fortunately, there are a wealth of teachers who are paving the way for proper social media use. For example, consider: The TuTu Teacher, who retains a lighthearted and inspiring social ...

Is Homework Ever Fun? 10 Ways Teachers Can Make It More Engaging

When students get home after a long day at school, homework is usually the last thing they want to do. For parents, getting their children to complete homework can be an exhausting and stressful task. So what’s a teacher to do? Homework can’t be eliminated entirely.   But, there are ways to ...

Social Emotional Learning: How to Help Students Manage Grief and Loss

Grief is an inevitable part of life, and it’s likely you’ll encounter a student who has lost a loved one during the year. Grieving students can be a challenge to the whole classroom, and you may not know what to do or say. Since the loss of someone special can ...

Game-Based Learning: Why it Works and How to Get Started

Today’s younger generations are growing up in a world that relies on technology. Everyday tasks like cooking, shopping and even sleeping are all driven by digital tools that simplify, improve and enhance those experiences. Using digital tools to support learning is no different. More and more teachers are turning to game-based ...

A Modern Educator’s Guide to Battling Teacher Guilt

Have you ever felt a twinge of guilt when the school bell rings, and you didn’t get through your planned lesson? How about when you wake up sick, or when you want to spend your weekend relaxing instead of grading papers? These feelings are extremely common, and they’re what many teachers ...