Teaching Strategies

Why We Need More Decision-Making Lessons in the Classroom

You might not spend very much time thinking about your outfit or your drive to work, but you make decisions every step of the way. These small choices are mostly subconscious, but they reflect years of practice in choosing your own path.  While you have these years of experience, kids don’t. They have very few …

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How to Incorporate STEAM Learning in Lessons About Native American Culture

November is often a time to discuss Native American tribes and their relation to modern society, whether teachers are introducing the lesson as part of Native American Heritage Month or tying the concepts into Thanksgiving activities.  Fortunately, many lessons about American Indians have moved beyond hand turkeys and teepee drawings. Many educators are using this …

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Pair Programming 101: From Two Ps to Four Cs

Have you heard of pair programming? If you work in K-12 education today, chances are you’ve come across the concept, especially if you’re a Tech TOSA or STEM Teacher.  You might even be vaguely familiar with the basics of pair programming. In a teaching strategy borrowed from professional engineers, two students pair up to program …

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The Four Cs: A Guide for Preparing Students for the Future

Our world is changing—and quickly. The way we communicate, our access to information, and the types of jobs we can expect to be available are all rapidly evolving with technology. The topics (and ways of teaching them) that were once deemed necessary for success after graduation have also begun to shift to reflect the changing …

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10 Teachers and Education Influencers in Los Angeles to Follow on Twitter

Los Angeles is the second largest city in the nation, making it home to hundreds of thousands of teachers and students. LA is also a hub for innovation and inspiration, and teachers and administrators are constantly pushing forth new ideas on equity, technology, and access. Since Twitter is a common tool for educators to share …

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How Texas Teachers Bring Climate and Environment Lessons to the Classroom

There are certain topics that teachers must cover throughout the year. They need to hit specific state and federal guidelines so their students can advance to the next grade. However, there are also opportunities for unique learning experiences in the classroom. In particular, science classes give teachers space to explore ideas creatively and in a …

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How Teachers Can Make Students Aware of Their Capacity to Help Others

Do you have a student in your class who is always willing to help out? You can send them to the front office with a note, ask them to hand out papers and clean up messes, knowing they will always say yes?  Teachers often dream about having a classroom of students who are looking to …

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New York City Educators Bring Robotics and Makerspaces to Local Students

Educators play a pivotal role in advancing the technological, robotics, and STEAM skills of the next generation. In addition to teaching students essential skills, teachers and education professionals in these fields help foster technology-related passion and curiosity.  As the most populous city in America, it makes sense that New York is a hub for makerspaces …

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Google Classroom 101: A Simple Guide to Going Paperless

Google Classroom is one of the most popular tools used by teachers today. In addition to reducing the need for paper, Google Classroom makes it easy for teachers to assign, distribute, and correct assignments from anywhere.  Whether students are working individually, in groups, or from home, Google Classroom allows a myriad of independent and collaborative …

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