Student Engagement

End of The Year Activities and Ideas

We have reached the final home stretch of the school year! For many, these last few weeks can be a bit of a whirlwind from end-of-the-year celebrations, awards, field trips, parties, graduations, packing up your classroom, and just wrapping up all of those loose ends of the school year. You

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Turn Your Students Into Expert Researchers

Turn Your Students Into Expert Researchers

There are of course positives and negatives that come with the sort of access we all have in the 21st century. We have to teach our students to tell the difference between good information and bad information. They need to learn how to pick out the important details as they read about the subject they’re researching, without getting bogged down with less-than-necessary details. Students also have to be able to think critically about what they discover, presenting it to others in an organized manner.

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4 Tips for Doing PBL in a Digital Classroom

During a regular year, it can be hard to find the time to fit in projects and project-based learning assignments. With this year being as difficult as it already is, making time for projects may be the last thing on your priority list, but it doesn’t have to be a crazy and overwhelming thing! You can incorporate PBL even in a distance learning environment.

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What Is Inquiry Based Learning?

Inquiry-based learning is learning that revolves around a question. It’s a teaching method that harnesses a child’s curiosity and encourages them to learn more because they want to, not because it will be on the test.

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Digital Student Portfolio

A Digital Project for the End of the School Year

The end of the school year is a special time to reflect on growth, friendships that were made, and wonderful moments that were shared. It can be hard to connect with students during distance learning, but this paperless assignment will remind students of the amazing year that you spent together.

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student mental health

Incorporating Social and Emotional Learning in the Classroom

We’ve all seen these behaviors in students at one time or another. Often, we see them daily in a variety of forms. Many times, we label these actions as “misbehavior” and are quick to dole out consequences.
In reality, each time a child acts out, there is usually a deeper reason behind it. Fear of failure. Confusion. Stress from home life. Insecurity. Low self-esteem. Traumatic experiences.

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Collaborative Peer Editing Activity

One of my favorite ways to teach students to edit their writing pieces is through a collaborative activity that I like to call Musical Papers. In my classroom, I really value student collaboration and I make opportunities for the kids to work together whenever possible. This activity can be done with any writing piece, and it’s great for teaching students how to hone in on their editing skills. It’s also super fun!

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Holiday Activities, Resources, and Picture Books

The holidays are such a fun time of year in the classroom, but we all know tt can be pretty hectic. Especially as you try to choose the perfect activities for your kiddos! Let me save you a few hours of Pinterest-scrolling time with some of my favorite holiday resources, plus some awesome suggestions from our community.

These tried-and-true suggestions are sure to stir up holiday cheer for you and your students!

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