Entries related to: engagement

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...

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Using Improv as Social Emotional Learning

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

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5 Engaging Activities for Virtual Classrooms

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

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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...

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Using Chat Techniques

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

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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...

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Educating for Social Justice

"You have to remember that as an educator, you have the responsibility to build a community of...
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Focusing on Students' Health

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

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How to Do the Feedback Loop in Distance Learning

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

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Six Ways to Support Your Students During Isolation

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

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Embed Compassion into Your Curriculum

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

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Use Real-World Data in Any Classroom

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

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What Can Teachers Do to Improve Student Attendance?

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

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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...

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Build Partnerships: Shift From Classroom Jobs to Careers

I’ve always had students who could not wait to find out what classroom job they would be picked...

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Is This My Classroom?

Fire. Water. Earth. Space. Crazy patterns. Subtle colors. Trust me, my classroom themes have run...

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Watch SREB’s Project-Based Learning in Action

Ever wanted to know what project-based learning looks like in a school that connects classroom...

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Ideas for Media Literacy Education Leveraging Civic Media

In January of 2008, I began student teaching in the Washington, D.C. public schools. It was a...

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Four Ways to Create Equitable Discussion Using Socratic Seminar

Consistently including each of the interwoven Elements of a Socratic Seminar guarantees that our...

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U.S. History Curriculum to Prepare Students for Active Citizenship

Historians often say the best way to understand the present is through the study of the past. At 

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