Teaching Resources

  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. How to Build Character in School

    How to Build Character in School

    To help your class gain all sorts of positive traits, you'll want to know how to build character in school. These lessons can help improve classroom behavior and your students' relationships in and out of the classroom. You just need some tips for building school character. Many students' first experience with socializing is in the classroom, making it a perfect...
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  8. Teacher Holiday Tips: Managing Holiday Stress in the Classroom

    Teacher Holiday Tips: Managing Holiday Stress in the Classroom

    It happens every year. Just as your students get into a routine, the holidays descend. Special assemblies take away from instruction time, an abundance of sugary treats to consume can cause hyperactivity in the classroom, and family trips lead to increased absences. Add in your own family's holiday schedule, and you've got a recipe for one stressed-out teacher! You can't...
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  9. First-Year Teaching Tips

    First-Year Teaching Tips

    Congratulations! You're a first-year teacher, but you need to know how to prepare to make the most of your initial school year. Teaching is one of the hardest, most rewarding jobs you can have. You will influence the lives of your students for years. Here are some great ways to help you survive your first year in teaching. The Importance...
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  10. Summer for Teachers — How to Get the Most out of Your Break

    Summer for Teachers — How to Get the Most out of Your Break

    The long summer break gives you weeks to do what you want, but as a teacher, summer vacation does not always mean just lying on the beach or watching hours of TV. You can get more out of your summer to improve yourself and relax your mind so you're ready for the new school year in the fall. Don't let...
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