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17 Jan 2018

Advice for New Teachers

By | January 17th, 2018|K12, Teacher Tips|0 Comments

Walking into your new classroom can be intimidating, especially if it's your first time teaching. Here are some tips (directly from teachers) to keep in mind as you get adjusted in your classroom. Breathe. Don't try to be "cool" but don't be afraid to show your personality. Breathe some more. Be prepared to wing it. [...]

10 Jan 2018

Teaching New Concepts Without a Lecture

By | January 10th, 2018|K12, Teacher Tips|0 Comments

Coming up with new and interesting ways to present subject matter can sometimes be a challenge. Instead of defaulting to lecture mode, consider some of these other methods! Flip your classroom. Have them do an edpuzzle if you have access to laptops. Pair and group work activities. Whole class activities can be a bit slow [...]

3 Jan 2018

Bouncing Back After the Holidays

By | January 3rd, 2018|K12, Teacher Tips|0 Comments

It’s easy to get burnt out right before a holiday break. Now that we’re back from a long weekend, it can be difficult for you and your students to get back into the swing of things. Here are some tips on how to keep your momentum up and running. Give students some time to talk [...]

20 Dec 2017

Making the Most of Your Break

By | December 20th, 2017|K12, Teacher Tips|0 Comments

Christmas break is right around the corner, and it’s a great time to relax and recharge for the upcoming semester. Here are some tips on how to make the most of this time and to get geared up for an awesome 2018! Create – Enjoy some arts and crafts, try out a new recipe, or [...]

6 Dec 2017

Student Led Lesson Plans

By | December 6th, 2017|K12, Teacher Tips|0 Comments

Successfully structuring a way for students to teach their peers can prove to be challenging. We directly asked teachers what they do to implement this process and for tips they could share. When it comes to math, pick a problem that has multiple ways of being solved. Have students explain or show their way of [...]

29 Nov 2017

Class Rewards That Don’t Involve Money

By | November 29th, 2017|K12|0 Comments

Finding ways to reward your students without breaking the bank can sometimes be a challenge. Check out this list of awesome class reward ideas that will not cost you any money! 1. Win a day where you don’t have to wear shoes in the classroom 2. Get to use the teacher’s chair for a day [...]

18 Oct 2017

Unexpected Classroom Moments – by a teacher!

By | October 18th, 2017|K12, Teach Talk|0 Comments

Teaching is a profession you can study and plan for, but is something you can’t fully prepare for except by just diving right in. An anonymous teacher gave us these insightful reflections on what surprised them and what they found to be unexpected in their classroom: “In the first few years I couldn't envision it [...]

11 Oct 2017

Tips for Managing Middle Schoolers

By | October 11th, 2017|Classroom Management, K12|0 Comments

There are different challenges that come with teaching each grade level. Here are some tips directly from teachers on how they manage their middle school classes. Establish your expectations and teaching procedures Think about how papers and assignments will be distributed in your classroom. How will they be organized? How will students turn things in? [...]

4 Oct 2017

Keeping the Classroom Fresh

By | October 4th, 2017|Classroom Management, K12|0 Comments

Attempting to work, think, and innovate in a stale environment can be an incredibly difficult task for anyone. Going day-to-day in the same room can make you lose interest and passion in what you’re doing. That’s why getting a change of scenery is so important! Placing yourself into a new, stimulating environment can be one [...]

27 Sep 2017

Tips for Reducing Test Anxiety

By | September 27th, 2017|Classroom Management, K12|0 Comments

Test anxiety is something that unfortunately affects many students. The fear of not knowing the right information and the fear of failing can be paralyzing. In turn, this can cause students to score lower on an exam even though they may know the course material. To help lower test anxiety in your classroom, try having [...]