A Novel Way to Stimulate Students

Fiction is a novel way to stimulate the brain, it turns out. Reading novels, or stories, not only improves our minds, studies show, but gives us a greater chance of understanding the world we live in.

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Tips for Engaging Today’s Students

The world we live in moves quickly, particularly for the contemporary student. As a teacher, how do you engage students? Because keeping students focused is becoming more difficult. But there is hope. As

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Travel Time: Three Branches of Government

If you are a teacher today it is likely you are getting a lot of questions regarding the president, how the judiciary works and where Congress fits in. How does a special counsel work? Who can fire him?

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Prepare: Technology’s Impact on Humanity

While Mark Zuckerberg testifies before the U.S. Congress about data theft and its impact on U.S. elections and Tesla founder Elon Musk has repeatedly talked about the dangers of Artificial Intelligence

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The Key Steps to Better Classroom Design

The Common Core State Standards and the focus on 21st century skills require classroom spaces that promote collaboration and innovation. Yet, most of our elementary schools were built in the 1950s and

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Spotlight on Student Trauma

The mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida Feb. 14 left 17 students dead and 17 more injured. It has put student trauma in the spotlight like never before. Since the

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Technology: Use Google Forms to Get Focused

Google Forms is an app that is becoming increasingly popular among teachers for its ability to easily and quickly create rubrics, assignments, and assessments. It can also be used as classroom management

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How to Create the Perfect Classroom Website

 Website creation used to take time and skills that most teachers simply don’t have.  But now, with Google Sites and other online services such as Weebly, building a classroom website is quite

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Core Strategies for Teaching ELL Students

Teaching English Language Learner (ELL) students is not an easy task in the realm of the regular classroom.   Incorporating the needs of English learners while trying to keep the classroom pace going

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