You got into teaching for a reason: to make a lasting impact on students’ lives. So how can you do that? Here are some of the common traits and characteristics of the most effective teachers.
Maybe you’ve heard of brain training and wondered what it is, and if it could benefit your students. Certain mental exercises are very effective at developing cognitive skills.
Does your school district use Google Classroom? If you’re not familiar, Google Classroom is a free tool that’s included in G Suite for Education.
One of the unfortunate realities of teaching in the digital age is the volume of distractions. From smartphones with all kinds of tools and games to many different types of social media platforms, there are lots of ways for students to get sidetracked in class and when doing homework. What can you do?
Do your students know the basics for writing effective essays? Here are a few simple tips to offer, which can be applied to all essay types:
It is the job of every high school teacher to prepare students for college. Of course, you must teach your students the grade-level content knowledge they need to progress in your subject, but there are other important aspects of developing college-ready students.
If you’re a believer in having students work together to practice what they learn, you definitely need to explore team-based learning.
Maybe you’ve encouraged your students before to “take good notes,” but do they know what that means? Here are a few tips to help your students improve their notetaking skills:
Like life, school is a journey filled with twists and turns. Problems arise, but students who learn to confront them early will be happier and more resilient as they approach college and the real world. Here is a framework to help you build your students’ problem-solving skills.
There are many tools, apps and programs you can use to take your teaching to the next level, but don’t forget about those that allow students to share their work and knowledge with you and their classmates. Here are four types of tools—and examples of each—that go beyond the traditional to achieve 21st century learning.