Classroom Management

2 Jan 2019

Re-engage Students After the Holidays!

The holidays for teachers and students are full of fun distractions and the thought of going back to school after the holiday excitement can be daunting. Getting students back into their normal routine is often a challenge for teachers, students, and parents. Here are some of our helpful tips and tricks you might find helpful [...]

11 Oct 2017

Tips for Managing Middle Schoolers

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

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

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 [...]

3 May 2017

10 Tips for Student Engagement

Keeping your students engaged in the classroom can be a difficult task for any teacher. Check out this great list on some ways you can help make this more effective*! Set the Stage - Atmosphere is critical in helping your students stay engaged. This can range from having colorful bulletin boards and a theme for [...]

31 Aug 2016

6 Quick-Checks for Comprehension

Sometimes it can be difficult to know whether students are really “getting it” as you move through a unit or lesson. Formative assessments provide in-the-moment insight into student comprehension. Here are six formative assessments that can be administered as you’re teaching to help guide instructional strategies. These assessment ideas also encourage students to take an [...]