Inspire Children to Think and Act Like Scientists

Watch the children in Ms. Poulin’s first-grade classroom, as they talk about an illustration in a book about animals and their...

Adding a 21st Century Spin to Reading I A Step by Step Guide to Creating a Classroom READbox

If you were to walk past Room 113 at Patton Elementary in Austin, Texas, you’d see a “READbox,” inviting you to check out a student...

The Teacher Superhero that is a Constant Light to her Students

About: Glenda Lozada, The Astonishing AssemblerThis past fall, Hurricane Maria devastated the island of Puerto Rico, Glenda’s home...

Joining Skillful Teaching with Educational Media that Children Love

Watch as Ms. Poulin and her children play the online game, Wild Kratt’s Aviva’s Powersuit Maker, as part of their study of animal...

Bringing Mister Rogers Lessons of Acceptance into the Classroom

When I was six years old, I wanted to actually live in Mister Rogers’ neighborhood. During the opening of each show, I would stand in...

Empowering Learning Through Science Exploration

Educators Inspire Families to Develop Science Skills in Young Children Whether it was observing the sway of leaves and branches due to...

War Games: Gamifying the Vietnam War and teaching 'The Things They Carried'

Intro and Setting the Stage Bishop McNamara High School (BMHS) in Forestville, MD, sits just across the highway from Andrews Air Force...

Using Virtual Team Teaching to Connect Classrooms

This post originally ran on EdTech Digest here. Inspiration or pure insanity. These are the only possible reasons why “Virtual Team...

How Games Can Be a Centerpiece for Student-Driven Learning

While phonics workbooks are useful for reinforcing certain literacy skills, they are not the sole means of teaching reading. If children...

Self-Care for the School Year

I'm not good at this whole self-care thing. Honestly, I'm probably the last person who should be talking about it. But this morning...

How ‘Just One Change’ in the Classroom can Lead to Greater Student Curiosity

How many times has a teacher posed, “Are there any questions?” – only to be met with deafening silence from their learners. How often...

What Do Educators Want? Educational Technology Support! Why Do They Want It? To Meet Students’ Needs!

What comes to mind when you hear the words ‘educational technology’? For me, it’s interactive white boards, tablets and...

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