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.
Do you remember the movie, “Alexander and the Terrible No-Good, Very Bad Day”? It was a horrible day and everything that could go wrong, went wrong. I realize that teachers have an occasional off day, but when those terrible days stack up, this leads to problems. Teacher burnout can be a real danger. Do you have burnout symptoms? Do you feel fatigued, have sleeping issues, eating too much or not at all, grouchy, or maybe a dooms-day feeling.
Classroom management can be challenging aspects of teaching, especially when students have a lot of excess energy and no way to burn it off. Learn some useful tips for using movement to not only help students release extra energy, but also assist your them with memorable learning experiences.
Compared to 33 other countries, the United States fell dead last in a “survey of worker numeracy, literacy and problem solving.” What can we do to improve our system and ensure our children receive the best possible education?
The average teacher spends about $500 out of pocket on their class each year. One in 10 teachers spend over $1,000. However, some teachers are beginning to curtail these costs by using crowd-sourcing sites like Donor’s Choose or Go Fund Me to bring their classroom dreams alive.
Even the highest-achieving kids are going to fail now and then. Eventually, they will even fail at something big. Help your child or student learn how to fail better.
It is impossible to deny that technology has completely reshaped contemporary education. Getting on board with mobile learning will not only help your students feel more comfortable in the classroom but will also create a stimulating learning environment.
The future holds exciting opportunities as researchers and educators apply the potential of 3D technology to education. Many schools recognize the advantages of implementing 3D printing. This new technology allows teachers to print custom models that can help reinforce traditional learning methods.
What kind of advantages does game-based learning present to you and your classroom?
What can you do to improve literacy and love of reading in your classroom?
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.