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How to Transition to Online Learning

Female student takes down notes while listening to a teacher online

In a matter of days, many of our lives were turned upside down, especially for teachers. Suddenly being told that you couldn’t see your precious students indefinitely and your job was going to be completely different likely came as a huge shock. Before you begin panicking, though, consider that there are many ways that students […]

Allowing Student Choice in the Learning Process

Teacher points at students raising their hands

Between planning and instruction, teachers make an insane amount of decisions each day. The sheer number of minute-by-minute choices we must make cannot be appreciated by anyone who hasn’t done it.  It’s no wonder that by the end of the day, you are so worn out from making decisions that you really don’t care what’s […]

Why Classroom Procedures Matter

Five students inside a classroom with wooden tables and chairs

Every teacher realizes the importance of classroom discipline. Even experienced teachers are frequently frustrated by problematic behaviors that seem obvious. (If you’ve had to tell someone not to eat plastic or not to tape flies to the floor, you know what I mean.) It may seem that the problem is discipline, when often the underlying issue […]

Mindfulness Practices in the Classroom

Woman does a yoga pose while sitting in front of a laptop

The kids of this generation are facing record-high stress levels. As teachers, we have a responsibility to help the children in our classrooms be as healthy and happy as possible. One way to help them is through incorporating mindfulness practices in our classrooms. Mindfulness is the practice of taking a moment to calm your thoughts […]