Teaching Resources

  1. 5 Facts About Poverty and Its Effect on Learning

    5 Facts About Poverty and Its Effect on Learning

    Did you know that a staggering 43% of children in the US live in low-income families, with 21% of these children from families that fall below the federal poverty threshold? Research shows us that poverty can impede children’s ability to learn and contribute to social, emotional, and behavioral problems. It also can contribute to poor health and mental health. Risks are greatest for children who experience...
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  2. 7 Tips for Teaching Interviews

    For prospective teachers, the season for interviews has arrived.  Many hopeful teachers are printing out resumes, ironing their best clothes, and showing up for those nerve-racking interviews. Some will be successful in landing their dream job and some won’t. Teaching interviews can be stressful, especially if you are just out of college or reentering the profession. What can you do to impress...
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  3. 8 Tips to Keep Students Motivated Through the End of the School Year

    8 Tips to Keep Students Motivated Through the End of the School Year

    The weather is warming, the end of the semester is near, and your students are getting antsy for summer vacation. Getting all your students focused, eager, and on task at the beginning of the school year is challenging enough, but it can be near impossible as summer approaches. There is no cure for spring fever, but here are 8 tips to...
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  4. 10 Top Field Trips on a Budget

    10 Top Field Trips on a Budget

    Field trips give students an opportunity to venture outside of normal classroom activities and learn in a more interactive, engaging environment. We all know field trips are great learning experiences, but decreasing budgets sometimes makes planning them a hard task. What if we told you that you could plan a meaningful field trip for your class for little to no cost? Here is...
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  5. 5 Great Tips to Use Social Media for Learning

    5 Great Tips to Use Social Media for Learning

    It’s no secret that students spend most of their free time on social media. When used carefully, social media for learning can be a useful teaching tool, rather than a distraction. You constantly try to bring your teaching closer to the “real world” and make it more fun, so why not use social media as a learning tool and integrate...
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  6. 8 Tips for Preventing Bullying

    8 Tips for Preventing Bullying

    It is no surprise to educators that bullying is a common problem among all schools. They have known for years that students need to be in safe and supportive learning environments to thrive. And the vast majority care deeply about keeping children safe. Given that commitment to student safety, why do so many children still experience bullying? Retired elementary school principal...
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  7. 9 Tips to Improve Teacher and Parent Communication

    9 Tips to Improve Teacher and Parent Communication

    Good two-way communication between families and schools is necessary for your students' success. Not surprisingly, research shows that the more communication parents and teachers share about a student, the better equipped both will be to help that student achieve success. Consider these tips to improve teacher and parent communication in your classroom. Have a Plan: Let parents know what your...
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  8. Handwritten vs Typed Notes

    Handwritten vs Typed Notes

    It’s no surprise that laptops have become common in the classroom, many times taking the place of spiral notebooks and pencils for taking notes. Laptops, as with most technology, would seem to be more efficient than taking notes by hand. But it turns out there are still advantages to doing things the old-fashioned way. A study done by two professors, Pam Mueller and...
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