Category Archives for Teaching

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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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

(Photo Credit © DGLimages via iStock) 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

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7 Great Educational Summer Reads for Teachers

(Photo Credit © Milkos via iStock) 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

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How Teachers Can Make the Most of Summer Break

(Photo Credit © Sharpshutter via iStock) 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

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STEM teaching: The key to the future can be a challenge for teachers

(Photo Credit © Kerkez via iStock) It’s hard to have any conversation about education today in which STEM teaching doesn’t come up. The acronym, used to refer to “science, technology, engineering,

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