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 ...

How To Plan and Launch Schoolwide Events

Students represent different grades and classrooms, but they also stand for the school as a whole. Extracurricular events like pep rallies and field days contribute to a sense of community and help all students to feel included. However, no one said putting on schoolwide events is easy. Bringing together hundreds of ...

Fun Lesson Plans for Using Drones in the Classroom

Teachers will do just about anything to engage students in their lessons. From playing kooky games to challenging students to dress up, they create activities that make core concepts memorable and exciting. One option that educators can use is drones. Drone technology can be part of almost any classroom, regardless of ...