Teaching Methods, Tips & Strategies

At some point in every teacher’s career, you will discover a time where the tried and true teaching methods you have used successfully, sometimes, for years, no longer seem to work. This could be during a transition to a new school, a different grade, or even when the fall semester’s newest crop of students seems completely opposite of every class that came before.

Here you will find articles, tips and strategies from fellow educators who discuss the many methods they have used to motivate and inspire their students. From basic advice on keeping cool and keeping control of your classroom, to deeper discussions on the what, when and how of various methodologies, you will find information that will help you reach and teach your students.

Most Recent

  • Closing the Achievement Gap for Elementary Students
    With summer quickly approaching, parents and teachers are concerned about the amount of learning that students lose over the break. Discover some solutions to keep kids from losing valuable skills over the summer so they can return to school in the fall ready to learn again.
  • 5 Main Advantages of Game-Based Learning
    What kind of advantages does game-based learning present to you and your classroom?
  • Reading in the U.S.: What Educators Need to Know
    What can you do to improve literacy and love of reading in your classroom?
  • Cybersecurity Ethics Education for Students
    What do driving lessons have to do with teaching kids to stay safe online? Compare the similarities of teaching students to operate a vehicle and navigate social media with safety.
  • How Student Blogging Improves Reading Comprehension
    Blogging gives each student a chance to share their voice with an authentic audience in the context of learning and reading.
  • Overcoming the Struggles of Student Engagement
    Students' short attention spans are often exacerbated by lack of sleep, poor nutrition, and digital distractions. Here are some methods to keep students on track, including a list of fun products that may help students be more engaged in learning.
  • Peer Tutoring: Why it Works
    There have been many approaches to learning over the years among schools and educational settings in an attempt to get kids to learn faster and more efficiently. Peer tutoring is one of the most talked-about methods of learning that is still often used in schools today.
  • Inspiring Young Entrepreneurs in K-12
    There is a heavy interest in entrepreneurship today not only in the national realms of business and politics, but in all levels of education as well. How do you encourage entrepreneurship in your kids?
  • Can Using the Singapore Math Method Equal Success in Math?
    What is Singapore doing in their math classrooms that has resulted in so much success? Take a look and see how Singapore math methods could help your students.
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