As educators, we are often a student’s first introduction into a subject or field. Therefore, it is critical that we are not only making learning fun for our students but also, more importantly, making it relevant to pique their interest. Oftentimes, the real-world applications of our subjects can get lost as we focus on preparing students for state mandated exams. Yet, this is often how our students lose their joy and interest in learning.
Elementary school education is accumulative, building on whatever instruction came during the prior grade. One year you’re learning polynomials, the next how to graph them, while social studies gradually becomes more nuanced and comprehensive. So, what happens when a break occurs in the educational track? Across the nation, despite teachers’ best efforts, students are suffering from the impact of a year of online learning, and it’s crucial to recoup that lost training and engagement before the chance is lost forever.
Why the largest driver of student achievement is the effectiveness of the teacher and how to best train teachers to improve those levers.
A school counselor explains how technology can be paired with relationships to improve mental wellbeing for today’s stressed students.
The K–12 education system needs to change. This sentence has been uttered for centuries, and millions of educators and billions of dollars have attempted to make this change. But why haven’t these efforts resulted in significant change? Why have we read every year for the past century that “the K–12 education system is in crisis?”
The COVID-19 pandemic changed how we teach and lead. From book drop-offs to hotspots for families, the past school year required tremendous amounts of flexibility and adaptation as schools switched between in-person and remote learning environments.
The intersection of SEL and digital citizenship supports students' unique digital challenges.
Physical computing with robots for young learners offers an engaging, collaborative, creative and standards-based approach to any makerspace program.
The intersection of SEL and digital citizenship supports students’ unique digital challenges.
Dr. Susan H. Shapiro, Assistant Professor at the Touro College Graduate School of Education and a published author, offers her top five tips to help educators see ongoing success in their classrooms.
School districts across the nation are facing an uphill battle when it comes to providing adequate mental health and safety support to their students. The Great Resignation has left school safety teams short-staffed and overwhelmed—a dangerous combination as school violence is on the rise and student mental health is on the decline.