Classroom Design for the 21st Century

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Adopting personalized learning is going beyond curriculum. Many schools are redesigning the traditional classroom in order to adapt to 21st century learning. As technology evolves, devices have populated the classrooms…

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Skills Students Need for Employability

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Preparing students for employment in a world that doesn’t yet exist, is not an easy task. Yet, educators have the critical role of equipping students with the skills they need…

20 Classroom Hacks for a Smoother Year

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The 2017-2018 school year is fast approaching, and there is nothing like a proven teacher hack to save you time and money as you start to organize and design your…

How Does Your State Compare to Others for Gifted Education?

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According to a recent study done by the Education Week Research Center, less than 7 percent of U.S. students participate in gifted education programs. Their analysis is based on the…

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Cheap Ways to Stock Your Classroom Library

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The new school year is fast approaching. It’s time to get organized and design your classroom, and no classroom is complete without a designated library/reading area. A classroom library encourages…

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Personalized Learning: Challenges and Gains

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Personalized learning (PL) has gained momentum as educators have access to more data. The trend focuses on customizing instruction for every student, but it’s not as easy as advocates of…

Developing Personal Goals for the New School Year

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The lists for professional development and self-improvement for teachers can become extensive. There is always something you can be doing to inspire students, to motivate yourself, to get ahead with…

A Sense of Belonging: Why it Matters to Your Students

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Culture matters to students and is such a huge part of a schools success. But the right kind of culture doesn’t build itself. It is something that has to be…

Planning Your Retirement: Tips for Teachers

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It’s never too early, or too late, to start thinking about retirement. Teachers are in a unique position when it comes to retirement planning. Every teacher’s situation is different and…

School Replaced Detention with Meditation and Found Impressive Results

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Classroom management and discipline is something every teacher has to enforce in their classroom. It might not be the best part of the job, but it’s necessary for students to…

Tips for Implementing Effective Grading Practices

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Students aren’t the only ones that dread grades. Time and again we hear students complain about grades and grading practices, but we don’t often hear about the frustrations teachers have…

Fast-Track Teacher Program Successful, Study Finds

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Teachers trained through an alternative certification program, which offers a condensed training schedule, perform similarly to teachers in their district who were trained through traditional, university-based programs, according to a…