How Lesson Plan Technology Can Help With Interruptions and Delays

At the start of the year, your lesson plans look immaculate but then the schedule gets complicated. A new bell system throws off your timing. A grade-level assembly or weather-related school cancellation puts your classes behind. Even a lesson plan that flops can jeopardize future classes as you have to ...

The New Role of Screen-Based Learning in the Classroom

After a full school year of remote teaching, schools are opening their doors to in-person education this fall. Some teachers are exhausted by online teaching and screen-based learning, while others have found it beneficial to the classroom experience. The question now is: What is the role of technology in the post-pandemic ...

How To Use Halloween as a Gateway to Classic Literature

As October approaches, spooky vampires and creepy ravens start to pop up in the form of Halloween decorations. Kids and adults alike gather together to share scary stories about monsters and ghosts — some of which might lurk just out of sight. It’s easy to forget that many of the haunted ...

How To Teach Critical Thinking on Columbus Day

The second Monday in October is recognized as Columbus Day in the United States. Some schools have this day off, while others use the holiday to discuss Christopher Columbus and his role in history. However, over the past few decades, more educators and parents are rethinking how they talk about ...

How To Host Your First Post-Pandemic Parent-Teacher Conference

The parent-teacher conference allow families to get a better understanding of their children as students. For some parents, these conferences are stressful. They require time off work and can create stress for parents who aren’t native English speakers or who are wary of the school system.  As an educator, you can ...

What Are the Noticeable Side Effects of Remote Learning?

The past few months have allowed teachers to see first-hand how students were affected by remote learning. Between in-person classes in the spring, then summer school and now the start of the new school year, educators are beginning to understand where kids stand.  While teachers are primarily concerned with how students ...

Back to School: How Online Tools Can Help Teachers Free Up Time

This fall, teachers are returning to in-person learning for the first time since the pandemic began. In the same way that remote learning required an acclimation period, some teachers will need to relearn how to operate in the physical classroom. You may find that you have less time than you ...

How to Create an Inclusive Learning Environment for Neurodiverse Students

Many teachers are still exploring the nuances of what it means to be a neurodiverse learner and how to create a fully inclusive classroom. Interest in the term neurodiversity has increased significantly over the past decade, with web searches really taking off after 2015 according to Google Trends. The concept ...

How Counselors and Teachers Can Guide Juniors and Seniors Affected by the COVID-19 Pandemic

The pandemic and time spent in remote learning affected students of different ages in different ways.  Elementary teachers are reintroducing basic classroom behaviors, while middle school teachers are guiding students through the uncomfortable years of puberty made worse by social isolation. However, some of the students with the highest stress levels ...