Keep Calm and Meditate

Schools today can be fraught with anxiety and stress, which is why introducing meditation and mindfulness into a classroom can instill much-needed calm. Sound a bit hokey or hippy dippy? No way, say proponents

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Act Up – Theater in the Classroom

Students have always been told not to act up in class. Kids have always been told not to be dramatic. It is time to flip those notions on their head. That is because using theater in the classroom –

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Use Writing to Teach Math

Do you know you can teach math through writing? As crazy as it sounds, if you want to make learning math easy for any student, it is possible. And one such way is to teach math through writing. That’s

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5 Tips for Improving Student Vocabulary

To teach vocabulary effectively teachers must learn the skills necessary to apply the best approaches. Student vocabulary instruction is an art that will help pupils retain new terms that will allow them

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A Guide to Creating an Inclusive Classroom

Creating a culturally responsive and inclusive classroom environment for all students is as important today than ever, perhaps even more so given that classrooms are more diverse and multicultural than

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Why Art is Essential for Kids

Art is form of communication and expression, which makes it an ideal outlet for young children to use their imagination and develop their creativity. As a form of communication, art preceded writing as

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Why Humans Need to Explore

The need to explore has always been at the heart of human existence. From Magellan and Captain Cooke to the Mercury Space Program, humans have always felt the need to explore – to find out what is over

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Neurodiversity in the Classroom: Understanding Autism

Diversity in education also applies to neurodiveristy and special needs such as autism. Just as we celebrate diversity in cultures, so too do we need to honor the diversity of students who learn, think

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The Elements of Digital Citizenship

Technology today is flying at a pace never seen before, so becoming a digital citizen is of paramount importance. Teaching students – and parents – how to use technology responsibly is becoming tough

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