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Make Writing More Motivating for STEM Thinkers
PUBLISHED: Wednesday, April 11, 2018 by Megan Barnhard
If you can help your learners view writing as an experimental process, similar to scientific investigation, it reduces the stress many students experience around writing. Here are three steps to take to make writing more motivating for STEM thinkers, and to invite them to develop their writing skills. read more...
Celebrate National Poetry Month
PUBLISHED: Wednesday, April 04, 2018 by Andilynn Feddeler
It’s National Poetry Month once again! Although many students love learning about poetry, they often find themselves challenged by it. We’ve compiled a few ways to jump over the common hurdles young students face when approaching these largely conceptual units. read more...
Teaching and Accommodating for Introverts
PUBLISHED: Wednesday, March 28, 2018 by Andilynn Feddeler
About 50% of students are introverts, and even more have introverted tendencies. It’s a common misconception that introverts are afraid to speak in class, but they often would just prefer to keep to themselves. Current curriculum favors extroverts by encouraging or requiring active participation, which can help shy learners open their horizons, but may have little effect on introverts.
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The Benefits of Music in the Classroom
PUBLISHED: Wednesday, March 21, 2018 by Andilynn Feddeler
When students have difficulty engaging with new subject material, it can be frustrating for everyone involved. Don’t lose patience, though; it can be helpful to think of and implement new ways to introduce the topics at hand that induce less stress and create a more positive learning environment. read more...
4 Resources for Teaching Global Issues in the Classroom
PUBLISHED: Monday, March 19, 2018 by Katy McDowall
Fortunately, in the world of 24-hour news and constant social media updates, it’s easier than ever to teach lessons that connect students to other parts of the globe. But in order to truly teach global competency, “the capacity and disposition to understand and act on issues of global significance,” as defined by the Council of Chief State School Officers’ EdSteps Initiative and the Asia Society Partnership for Global Learning, you might be wondering where to start. These resources will get you started. read more...
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