Entries related to: engagement

Teaching Channel Talks 42: The Gamification of Reading with Kwamara Thompson

What if you could engage reluctant readers by asking them to play a video game? On this episode...

Read More

Knowing Your Students and Yourself

I used to believe that I was the most important element in the classroom. As an ambitious and...

Read More

How to Talk About What's in the News: A Lesson Plan

After a year of challenge, there is hope on the horizon. The vaccine is reaching communities in...

Read More

Bringing Joy to Grammar and Editing Lessons!

“I’m not looking forward to the BORING grammar lesson today,” moaned my intern teacher, Gina,...

Read More

Teaching Channel Talks 38: The Magic of Singing

Music is one of the most powerful tools for helping students memorize important lessons. Listen...

Read More

The ABCs of Self-Regulation for Learning

In today’s digital reality, our students are more distracted than any other time in human...

Read More

Five Ways to Reach Your Students With Poetry

April is National Poetry Month, and unfortunately, poetry has a bit of an optics problem.

It’s...

Read More

Using Improv as Social Emotional Learning

Over 10 years ago I first explored the educational benefits of using improvisation in the...

Read More

5 Engaging Activities for Virtual Classrooms

In Drive, Daniel Pink outlines that true motivation comes from having opportunities for...

Read More

15 Ideas for Building Community in Your Virtual Classroom

Please note: This blog was originally published on Learners Edge’s blog (link to blog) on August...

Read More

Using Chat Techniques

“The Chat” is one of the key tools available to educators teaching online, and one of the best...

Read More

How Can Teachers and Students Discuss the 2020 Election?

Whether you’re ready to admit it or not, this election is going to affect your classroom. You...

Read More

Educating for Social Justice

"You have to remember that as an educator, you have the responsibility to build a community of...
Read More

Focusing on Students' Health

The overall wellbeing of a child can make or break their academic success. While there are many...

Read More

How to Do the Feedback Loop in Distance Learning

During these times of distance learning, teaching is hard; and closing the feedback loop is...

Read More

Six Ways to Support Your Students During Isolation

A month ago, you might have been thinking about prepping your classroom for testing season. Now,...

Read More

Embed Compassion into Your Curriculum

In our world today, it’s critical that students become globally minded with the capacity to...

Read More

Use Real-World Data in Any Classroom

What if there were an easy way for any teacher to boost their students' statistical literacy,...

Read More

What Can Teachers Do to Improve Student Attendance?

Across the country, states are holding schools accountable for student absenteeism rates. This...

Read More

Hip Hop For Change: Education is Key

I incorporated Hip Hop For Change Inc (HH4C) in 2013 with the idea that I could use grassroots...

Read More