Category Archives for Innovative Classroom Strategies

Where in the World? Geography Through Art

Teaching geography through art is a unique way for children to enjoy learning about the world and its cultures through art projects they enjoy. Although we have immediate access to globes and technology

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Go Online With Blended Learning

Blended learning, sometimes synonymous with the flipped classroom or hybrid or mixed-mode courses, is defined by replacing a portion of face-to-face instruction with a web-based learning component. The

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Teaching for Success

Teaching for success is about preparing students for the world in which they might switch jobs and careers several times. The rubric for success in the classroom has traditionally been grades and test

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Top Tech Tools Teachers Must Understand Today

It’s a world of tech tools like smartphones, tablets, laptops, desktops and notebooks, Clouds, collaboration, social networks, ePublishing, eBooks and blended learning. And teachers now, more than ever,

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Classroom Technology: Google Apps Allow Collaboration and Instruction

When Apple computers were first introduced into schools 40 years ago students were able to use classroom technology for both collaboration and instruction. Today the classroom technology revolution is

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Classroom Management for Discipline and Focus

Classroom management is one of the biggest challenges teachers face. And students are more distracted than at any point in history, teachers say. So what can be done about it? Problems in the classroom

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The Flipped Classroom: A Guide for Teachers on the Front Lines

The flipped classroom is considered by many teachers to be one of the most revolutionary developments in education in 50 years. And Lisa Johnson-Bowers is one teacher who is a true believer. She wants

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Summer Course Gives Teachers a Head Start

More teachers are taking advantage of a summer course to better prepare for the coming year. For students, summer represents a long-needed rest from school. The same can be said, however, for teachers.

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Digital Distraction and Teaching in the Age of Smartphones

The digital age has changed how the human brain operates. And it is rapidly changing how teachers try to keep the attention of their students. Young people are particularly susceptible to the influences

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