No Cyberbullying Allowed: Lesson Plans to Address Cyberbullies

The internet has completely changed how students research, learn and interact with each other. While the internet is an invaluable tool in education, teachers know what else their students can get up to online — and it isn’t always good.  Many educators today grew up with the internet themselves and are ...

How to Adjust Lesson Plans for a Classroom With Limited Resources

Do you ever find engaging lesson plans online that you could never use in your school? You might find a guide that starts with, “this is perfect for a one-to-one classroom,” and immediately stop reading because you don’t work in a school where each student has a laptop.  These lesson plans ...

Tips for Handling Remote Burnout for Teachers

Office workers have developed remote work practices for more than a decade, perfecting the art of creating home offices and avoiding distractions. Teachers never had that luxury. Not only is remote work impossible when you manage a class of 30 or more students, but it’s even harder when all of ...

Teaching Tolerance: Resources to Introduce Students to Different Faith Traditions

Teachers across all subjects and grade levels occasionally find themselves having difficult conversations with students. A student asks a question about racism that is difficult to answer in an age-appropriate way. Another student is bullied because of their culture or heritage or faith traditions.  While educators want to teach tolerance in ...

Music Lesson Plans: Teaching the Meaning and Context of Song

Students have already been exposed to certain types of music depending on their background and culture. Yet learning music at school provides students with an opportunity to explore the meaning and context of all genres more deeply.  In addition to learning how to hear and create rhythm or play an instrument, ...

Digital Leadership: Teaching Students to Shape Their Online Communities

Educators of all grade levels are increasingly concerned about the ways students conduct themselves online. At the same time, many parents, educators and development experts believe that teaching students how to participate in online communities isn’t enough. When students are interacting with others online daily, they need to also learn how ...

The Teacher’s Guide to Combating Classroom Ableism

Ableism, or discriminating against people with learning and living challenges, is a deep-rooted construct that has long undermined people. Many school systems may be unknowingly promoting albelism and making it more difficult for students with physical and neurological differences to succeed.  Learning to identify and reduce instances of ableism in the classroom ...

Geometry Lesson Plans: Engaging Students with Art, Games and Activities

From cooking to architecture to athletics, geometry plays an important role in everyday life. Yet geometry is also an aspect of math that many students find frustrating, especially if they don’t understand its value.  Educators who take a modern, real-world approach to geometry lessons can overcome this challenge and teach it ...

Teaching Gender Equality: Smart Ways to Teach an Essential Topic

As conversations about gender equality become more common in daily life, educators are seeking ways to include these important discussions in the classroom. No matter what grade you teach, facilitating equality and kindness toward people with different gender identities is important for students as they learn and grow alongside one another.  But ...