Prior Knowledge Activities

The value of activating prior knowledge in the classroom is something every teacher should understand well. Even better, you should have some ideas for prior knowledge activities. Here is a…

How to Manage a Class Effectively

Managing the classroom effectively is one of the teacher’s most important jobs and perhaps the most difficult, especially for new teachers. It can be a struggle even for veteran teachers…

How to Thrive During Your Field Experiences

by Connie Schaffer and Kelly Welsh How prepared are you for the process of becoming a teacher? You have likely developed good study habits that got you to college. These…

Ultimate Top 10 Teaching Tips to Make Your ELLs Soar!

Warning: This article may contain use of satire. We all know teaching English language learners is tough. But here are 10 indispensable tips to ensure your ELLs speak raht fine…

Starting Off Right With Your College Roommate

We’ve all heard the horror stories about college roommates. I was worried too, but I followed a few steps that made getting to know my new roommate less intimidating. Although…

Why Teaching is Still a Good Career Choice

Teaching is still one of the most rewarding career choices. While being a teacher is demanding, you have the opportunity to make a genuine difference. While you may have read…

Bring the Real World into the Classroom as a Teaching Strategy

Using real-world examples and tackling real-world problems in the classroom can make learning more meaningful to students. And it can help spark excitement in gaining knowledge about important issues. There is…

Mindfulness to Manage Anxious Kids in the Classroom

How a kindergarten teacher is effectively using mindfulness in the classroom to calm an anxious daughter. Here are the mother’s observations. As someone who has suffered from anxiety, I have…

What Happened to Common Sense in Education?

When is common sense coming back to education? Our politically correct, litigious society is taking more and more away from the education of our students. The Playground Bulldozed by a…

How to Improve a Child’s Math Skills: Advice for Parents and Teachers

Classroom and math teachers are often quizzed by parents about math skills development. Parents usually want to know: (a) what is happening with their child’s math learning and (b) how…