professional Development

Nov
16

Increasing Deep Student Engagement and Motivation

Students must engage in lessons at a deeper level more than ever before. However, many educators are left wondering, what does deep engagement look like, how can I increase the level of student engagement within my classroom, and how can I do this in a way that is easy to manage, timely, and, most of all, […]

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Oct
31

10 Classroom Strategies to Dramatically Improve Student Achievement

 1.    Establish a climate of mutual respect. Have students develop and agree on a set of guidelines for acceptable classroom behavior, based on the idea of mutual respect and everyone’s right to learn. Enforce these guidelines strictly and consistently and students will rise to your expectations. (Suggested Course – Classroom Management Keeping it Positive) 2.    Set high […]

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Oct
03

Engaging Students Through Relevant Context

When we think about engaging students through the use of rigorous lesson an aspect that we must attend to is the context in which students are learning. What we mean here by context is the setting, situation, or role that students engage with and/or take on when learning and applying new understandings.  This is often […]

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Sep
14

How to Select the Perfect Cloud Storage Solution for Students

By Jane Sandwood, Freelance Writer As a hard working teacher, it is vital that your students have access to all their work. Imagine your students spending weeks on an end of term essay and then having their computer break down? They may have backed it up on an external hard drive or USB sticks, but these can […]

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Jun
06

Professional Development: Making a Difference for Diverse Students

The English Language Learner (ELL) Challenge When Tracy Landon enters her first-grade classroom at the start of the fall school year, she will be in for a challenge. Out of her twenty-two students, only twelve will be native English speakers. The other ten will be non-English speakers who are in a U.S. school for the […]

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May
22

Time for Teachers To Find That Relaxation Moment

Well, the summer break is finally here and you definitely deserve to recharge your energy from so much that you give to your students day in and day out. All teachers know that teaching can be a stressful job. The key is to get organized and make time for yourself. This holiday season we at Teach n’ […]

By Jennifer McGregor | Blog
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May
18

So Why Aren’t More Schools Buying Into Makerspaces?

There is tremendous buzz lately about setting up a Makerspace. Thankfully, educators, policy makers, administrators and the education community, in general, are realizing that in order to really cultivate metacognition and real-world skills, we need hands-on, project-based learning. Object-based learning is making a comeback, and teachers are connecting lessons back to the industry, creating a […]

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May
02

What Do Kids Really Need From Education and Their Teacher?

Before I wrote this article, I decided not to be some stuffy suit who decides she knows what’s good for others, so I put on my detective hat and did some recon. (Insert a little 007 music in the background.) I asked some of my students what the most memorable class they had ever attended […]

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Apr
25

Using Lists Effectively with Classroom Instruction

Since making lists may seem like a routine task, what is the big deal about it?  On the surface, making and using lists with students may appear to be a simplistic process.  However, upon further exploration, lists can be used for more than just gathering and collecting information. Lists are used on a daily basis […]

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Apr
04

Empowering Schools and Teachers to Be Their Best

Rethinking Professional Learning Summit – Ohio, May 11, 2017 It has become abundantly clear that the one-size-fits-all, one-stop, traditional professional development model is no longer an option for providing educators with long lasting transformative learning opportunities.  Research has shown that for high-quality and transferable professional learning to exist, teacher professional development opportunities must empower teachers […]

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