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Building the capacity of the faculty and students should be a top priority after a 1:1 plan is rolled out. This post addresses strategies that can get teachers excited about the roll out, help them help students, and empower students to have better executive function.
Images are all around us and give us so much information. Yet, they are almost always looked over when searching for meaning. Read this post for ideas on how to teach visual literacy, and why you should.
Social studies teachers are often faced with the task of teaching both reading and history, though they are not always prepared to do both. This post looks at five strategies that were researched, applied, and work.
How do you get students interested in and looking forward to your history class? There are some helpful resources available, and this post address three that had students enjoying my history classes and actively participating.
You may do an excellent job at planning your language lessons, but there will always be some students who need additional help. This post addresses tech and analogue ways to practice for proficiency in a world language.
Make your language classes more memorable and enjoyable with gamification. This article gives three strategies that you and your students will love.
Controversial topics will inevitably arise in your humanities classroom. When this happens, moments can become heated and tempers can flare. But this doesn’t have to happen. Read this post for strategies on civil discourse to deal with controversy in a humanities class.
Writing is such an integral part of a social studies class. So much that once student get to advanced level classes, the bulk of focus is on writing reactions to what is read. This post looks at strategies to get students to be highly proficient writers.
The difference between a good history teacher and an excellent history teacher often has to do with the amount of support each gets. An excellent teacher, like with any profession, will search out resources so they can improve upon their craft.
Reading comprehension activities can produce anxiety for some World Languages students, but they don’t have to. This article addresses creative ways for students to practice reading while comfortably taking risks to learn more.
Incorporating voice, choice, and student inquiry are great ways to get students learning and interested in you class. This article gives two ideas for ongoing year-long projects that will keep students discovering every step of the way.
Training a large number of educators to be competent in technology is difficult, especially with limited resources. This article gives strategies to motivate learning and successful completion of Google for Education training.
Some humanities courses require that so much breadth be taught that depth seems impossible. But with national and state standards becoming more well-defined, educators must teach for breath AND depth. This post looks at strategies to be successful.
Teaching students how to discuss and verbally problematize an issue is a critical skill to teach in any social studies class. This article gives 5 strategies, and resources to teach this skill.
Have you ever wondered how you can take your education career to another country? If you are a languages and humanities educator, you have probably thought about it, or you have already taught abroad. This post looks at resources to make the leap.
It can be difficult to get students speaking and writing in your language classroom. But you can use voice, choice, and photos to get students interested. This article give three ideas that can be adapted in a myriad of ways to use photos in your language lessons.
Gaining proficiency in a language takes so much practice. But that practice will seem more digestible if students can find ways to get immersed in the language and culture even before they leave home. This article gives resources for Spanish language students.
Incorporating kinesthetic activities in a language classroom can be challenging, but they are so beneficial. This article gives four solid strategies to keep in your valuable toolkit of trick and techniques.
History classes are language intensive, so they can be challenging for ELL students who are still learning English. This post looks at strategies to use with ELL students so they can have a successful experience in history class, and learn English while they do so.
As a history teacher the continued development of the geographic region you teach about continues constantly. This post with resources and strategies for teaching the news in class.
Students look forward to learning when it seems like a game to them and when they have fun. What should this look like in a humanities classroom? This post researches and answers this question.
Getting World Languages students to speak in the target language can be a challenge, but integrating video and making this part of your lesson can be an engaging way to keep students talking. This article addresses two strategies that can be adapted in a myriad of ways.
It can be difficult to get students speaking the target language in a World Languages classroom. This article gives four strategies, and lots of resources, to get students comfortable speaking a language that they are still learning.
Professional learning should not be contained to limited times of professional development. Social media can be use to curate resources and contacts to learn all year long.