Teacher wellness counts in the classroom: Are you the best you can be?

There’s a long list of things that contribute to the effectiveness of classroom learning: strong teachers, relevant curriculum, technology, resources, the school environment, the mix of students, parental

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Future of the Classroom report: Thinking, connecting, innovating

To research the current state of K-12 education, to do it globally, and to create a thoughtful and fact-based prediction of what the future holds would take a lot of resources. But if there’s one thing

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Mindfulness in the classroom: Does it work?

The teacher writes numbers on the white board in front of the class, preparing a lesson on fractions and decimals. Two girls are passing notes. A couple of kids in the back row are laughing about a secret

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Why and How to Create a Makerspace in Your School

Think about the elementary school library of your childhood: shelves, books, table, and a librarian who focused a lot of her time keeping kids quiet! Now, imagine if a corner of that library had been set

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When Standardized Tests Change the Classroom Climate

Photo credit: Siaath via iStockphoto Five years ago, researchers for the National Education Association (NEA) surveyed 1,500 teachers from pre-kindergarten to Grade 12 about standardized testing. The results

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First-year teacher? 7 tips from the veterans

(Photo credit: Monkey Business Images, via iStock)   Articles aimed at new teachers can sometimes seem ominous: “5 Vital Tips for First-Year Teachers to Make it Out Alive” “6 Tips for Surviving

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How to Keep Your Passion for Teaching Alive

It is rewarding. It is demanding. It is both, often at the same time. The seesaw of reality for teachers is that the challenges in the job can sometimes start to outweigh the joys. Salaries tend to be

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7 Great Educational Summer Reads for Teachers

Summer reading lists can represent pleasure or added burden to your life, depending on who creates them and whether the choices are optional or mandatory. You’ve certainly created them for your students,

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How Teachers Can Make the Most of Summer Break

It’s understandable if the last thing you want to do on your summer break is focus on teaching – it’s been a long school year, after all. After packing up your classroom, the first thing you need

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