Voices in Education

How We Can Bring Creativity and Imagination Back to the Classroom

Why is learning with imagination just as important as having knowledge? Why must both teachers and learners use imagination in learning? Let’s examine how imagination and knowledge support each other in the quest for authentic learning.

Voices in Education

Combating the Wintertime Blues

Accept the intellectual challenge and pace yourself. Plan every moment of the schedule to be well prepared for the challenges that lay ahead. If you find yourself out of time and cannot say on pace, have a weekly schedule posted and allow for flexibility. And most importantly, embrace and enjoy every moment. 

Current & Trending

Help Your Students Make History This Fall

Give your students the opportunity to consider someone in their lives they want to honor and remember. As family gathers over the holiday season, it’s a great time to record interviews and keep the memories alive. Thousands of schools and students from all 50 states have participated and preserved more than 100,000 stories using the free StoryCorps App.

Tech Tools & Helpful Hacks

We Are All Digital Citizens

While where, what, how, and who we can access has evolved. At the core, it’s still human to human relationships co-existing in communities online and in real life. As citizens, we must ask why are we creating, connecting, communicating, and collaborating and how does it build our communities. Because it will dictate what digital tools future generations create.

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The Power of Listening

By having a conversation and listening to someone’s story, we get to know each other, practice empathy and gain a greater appreciation of our shared humanity regardless of race, creed, sexual identity, religion or age. Listening to one another strengthens our social and emotional muscles and helps us build powerful interpersonal connections.

PBS in the Classroom

Attacking Snack Time: Fostering Healthy Appetites and Attitudes

As teachers of young children, it is our responsibility to help cultivate healthy habits around food in our classrooms.

PBS in the Classroom

The Power of Teachers: Ordinary People Can Change the World

The teacher who changed my life didn’t do it by encouraging her students to stand on their desks, like John Keating in Dead Poets Society. Or by toting a baseball bat through the halls, like Principal Clark in Lean on Me. She did it in a much simpler way: by telling me I was good at something.

Virtual Professional Learning

Big Ideas for Little Learners

This series is for anyone who works with "littles" at home, in a center, or in a school-based learning setting. Led by experienced educators and media experts, the series will invite you on a media literacy journey, exploring key topics like: what it takes to be a good media mentor; how to responsibly integrate media in your classroom; and how to help children create original content. Each session offers you a chance to share your thoughts, ideas and strategies with peers from across the country.

Voices in Education

5 Mindful Lessons to Keep You Inspired

You’ve made it through the first couple of months or so of teaching. Maybe by now, you are feeling overwhelmed, tired and for some, ready for another vacation week. No worries, maybe an attitude adjustment is in order, and as a veteran teacher with 39 years in public school pedagogy, I am here to recommend five easy lessons in mindfulness, to keep you inspired.

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