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  1. How to Teach Kids About Thanksgiving

    How to Teach Kids About Thanksgiving

    This time of year, many school-aged children are learning about pilgrims, Native Americans and their roles in the first Thanksgiving. But the traditional telling of the first day of thanks leaves out many details about how those pilgrims got there — and what happened to the Native Americans in the following years. It's never too early — or too late...
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  2. Best Planner Accessories: What to Add to Your Planner

    Best Planner Accessories: What to Add to Your Planner

    Planners that schools provide students can help them stay organized and learn to balance workloads with a physical and convenient reminder system. Teachers can also benefit significantly from keeping planners to display all their appointments, assignments, lesson plans and any other important dates in an easy-to-read format. To make a planner even more appealing and effective, students and teachers can customize...
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  3. How to Keep Students Focused: 10 Student Engagement Strategies for Teachers and Parents

    How to Keep Students Focused: 10 Student Engagement Strategies for Teachers and Parents

    Imagine a particularly dull meeting you've attended. You likely heard monotone speeches and saw black and white text for visuals. Did you spend your time eyeing your neighbor's coffee and daydreaming that you brought a cup? Although you care about your job and strive for success, staying engaged with the material is challenging without the right tools. Students, particularly those...
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  4. Distance Learning Tips for Parents and Teachers

    Distance Learning Tips for Parents and Teachers

    Shifting technology rapidly enables changes in learning and the way we interact, including in schools. By developing organizational and technological skills in younger generations now, you're providing them with the tools to thrive later in life. Still, even the most tech-savvy students can struggle with transitioning to online school. As influential role models in students' lives, parents and teachers have...
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  5. Importance of Organizational Skills in Education

    Importance of Organizational Skills in Education

      If you're a teacher or parent, then you know firsthand the challenges of teaching a child to be organized. Sometimes it feels like keeping track of class notes, schedules and forms to be signed is a full-time job. Parents get tired of scrambling the night before a project is due, and teachers get tired of requests for extensions or...
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  6. How to Stay Connected With Students Virtually

    How to Stay Connected With Students Virtually

    Virtual schooling isn't a new concept, but it's new to many students and teachers who have had to stop meeting in person due to social distancing restrictions. As of last year, over 2.7 million students in kindergarten through high school in the U.S. experienced digital learning, and some of those students even took part in programs that were fully online. This year...
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  7. How to Use a Planner at Home

    How to Use a Planner at Home

    One of the best ways to help your child succeed at school is by helping them plan and stay on track with goals and tasks. Parental involvement is essential to student success, but you may not know where to begin at home. If that's the case, start with your child's planner. It's the tool they use to stay organized and succeed in school, so...
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  8. Tips for Planning With a Purpose

    Tips for Planning With a Purpose

    You want your students to use their new planners to the best of their abilities — but they may not know how. One way to help students get the most out of their planning tools is to teach them how to plan with purpose. This methodology can help students organize their work effectively and add value to your classroom time. Consult these tips for...
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  9. Effective Classroom Management Tips

    Effective Classroom Management Tips

    Proper classroom management goes beyond a teacher maintaining control of their students. Classroom management shapes the way students learn and retain the information presented to them. Thinking about how you manage your classroom is an excellent way to promote an effective learning environment and take control of the way your students learn.  How to Build an Effective Classroom Environment When thinking through classroom management...
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  10. What Is Kinesthetic Learning: Benefits of Hands-On Learning

    What Is Kinesthetic Learning: Benefits of Hands-On Learning

    As a teacher, you are always seeking new ways to keep your students engaged and interested in the classroom. One way to do so is to incorporate lessons that cater to a variety of learning styles, including kinesthetic learners. What Is Kinesthetic Learning? There are several different learning styles for both adults and children. Three of the most common are...
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