Bridging the Digital Divide: Ways to Teach Technology on a Budget

Using technology in the classroom helps prepare students for future success, but it remains expensive and hard to access. As not all schools have the resources to provide digital classroom experiences, this creates a learning disparity between students of varying socioeconomic backgrounds. Also known as the digital divide, this gap can ...

Know an Educator Who Deserves Recognition? Nominate Them for These National Teacher Awards

From motivating us through challenging times to helping us discover our passions, teachers play an important role in our lives. And when we meet a teacher who truly inspires us, it’s not uncommon to feel that influence for many years to come. Sometimes, teachers have such a profound impact on us ...

Flipped Classroom: Thoughts from Teachers Who Made it Work

Today’s teachers and administrators are faced with constant pressure to meet state and federal standards. Because failing to meet these measures can entail long-term consequences, many teachers are testing creative, unexpected ways to drive engagement, passion and performance in the classroom. Flipped learning is one concept that’s been gaining traction among ...

The Anatomy of a Great Lesson Plan Template

Lesson plans are as old as teaching itself is. And every teacher has his or her own approach to creating a lesson plan. Some have the vaguest outlines. Some plan their lessons to the minute. Some follow tried-and-true templates while others draw up lesson plans from scratch. Still, the best lesson ...

How Thoughtful Parents Can Get More Involved in Their Child’s Education

From the time students arrive on the school bus to the moment the last bell rings, teachers play a critical role in how students learn, think and act. But a child’s learning doesn’t stop at the school walls, and student development isn’t solely a teacher’s responsibility. As the team at ...

Tips for Teachers on Overcoming Spring Fever (When You Have it Too!)

For most people, spring is characterized by blooming flowers, sunny skies and vacation planning. But for teachers, the beckon of summer also brings a dreaded phenomenon: spring fever. Classified by antsy students, bad behavior and short attention spans, spring fever is a huge deterrent to end-of-year productivity. If you’ve experienced ...

Classroom Innovators: 20 Great Educators on Twitter

When you’re surrounded by the same teachers and education policies every single day, it can be hard to think outside the box. But teaching is an extremely demanding profession, and testing new lessons, practices and theories is an essential part of the job. One place to discover new educational perspectives ...

Communication Tips to Turn Parents Into Your Classroom’s Biggest Allies

The parents you interact with throughout the year can either be the biggest asset to your classroom, or one of the biggest challenges. Sometimes, instructors feel as if they’re screaming into a void when sending notifications about student performance, and other times they feel as if the parents are questioning ...

Simplifying Homework: Strategies for Teacher and Student Success

As a result of ballooning class sizes, shrinking budgets and increasingly rigorous standards, homework has become a considerable burden for teachers everywhere. And while assigning and grading homework has always been a core duty of educators, its impact on students has brought the entire process under scrutiny. As Jeffrey Schinske and ...