In the Classroom

International Women’s Day – 10 Women to Celebrate – Education Article

Sunday, March 8th marks International Women’s Day, a day to recognize and commemorate the accomplishments of women. The move to celebrate International Women’s Day began in 1908 when a group of 15,000 women marched the streets of New York City, demanding the right to vote, better pay, and better working conditions. This act of unity and courage spread around the country and was a major contributor to the Women’s Suffrage Movement, both here in the United States and internationally. Because of…

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Read Across America Week – 4 Ways to Celebrate – Education Article

What started as a birthday tribute to the popular children’s author Dr. Seuss, has blossomed into a week-long celebration of reading. Read Across America Week, beginning March 2nd, is the perfect chance for teachers to explore reading-related activities in the classroom. Dr. Seuss said it best, “You can find magic wherever you look. Sit back relax, all you need is a book.” Use the following suggestions to encourage your students to explore the joys and magic of reading. Whether it’s…

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4 Teaching Resources for Black History Month – Education Article

We are entering the last week of Black History Month and by now you’ve surely covered concepts like the Civil Rights Movement in your class. Figures like Rosa Parks and Martin Luther King Jr. can be incorporated in an age-appropriate way in any grade. But there is still so much to teach, share, and celebrate during Black History Month. To expand your students’ knowledge about other prominent Black figures, check out these resources and incorporate them in your class. Blavity: Author…

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Six Online Resources for Classrooms – Education Article

Although the core goals remain constant, leading a classroom today is not the same as it was 20 years ago. A big factor leading the change is technology. American Board’s study materials note, when used correctly, technology ‘allows teachers to personalize learning for students, differentiate instruction, provide remedial and reinforcement lessons, and present advanced concepts to faster learners.’ Technology has changed the way students learn and with new online resources for classrooms constantly emerging, teachers have new ways to bolster student learning.…

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5 Ways to Beat the Winter Blues in your Classroom – Education Article

When the holiday season has ended but spring is nowhere in sight, the short winter days can seem incredibly long. And classrooms are not immune to the winter blues. These energy-boosting exercises could be exactly what you and your students need to feel refreshed and ready to tackle any new challenge. Get moving! Physical activity is not just for New Year’s resolutions; incorporating activity into your lesson plan helps wake up students no matter the time of day. Taking a…

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Starting a Teaching Job Mid-Year – Education Article

For teachers, starting in a new class in January requires a unique kind of pre-planning. You’re stepping in mid-year (for any number of reasons, some of which you may not find out until after your in the job) and you have completely different challenges to face than a teacher starting in August or September. Here are a few classroom management tips to help you make a smooth transition into your new classroom: Learn your students names- immediately. This one goes…

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Reddit: A Resource for Teachers – Education Article

Teachers are incredibly resourceful at finding information and advice from fellow teachers. By reading blogs, scouting Pinterest, finding mentors, and buying lesson plans from other teachers, an educator can gather useful information to prepare herself for managing a classroom. But there is one resource educators often overlook that can be incredibly helpful throughout the school year: Reddit. Reddit Reddit is a website full of forums on just about anything and everything under the sun. Seriously, almost everything is discussed on…

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