Teachers just don't have time. Really any profession that is a direct service profession (nursing, therapy, etc.) has limited amount of time because large chunks of the work day are spent with a person. This limits how much, and when, other work can be accomplished. However, research shows that creating a to-do list can improve … Continue reading Awesome Teachers Write a “To-Do” List That Can Actually Be Done
Happy Halloween Eve! In honor of all the spook-ish fun that will be happening, this week's way to be awesome is about having fun! Did you know that incorporating fun into your classroom is a research based method to increase learning? Hope you get the chance to add some fun into your classroom this Halloween!
Mental health for educators continues to be an issue. While we are still not entirely sure what percentage of teachers leave the profession in the first five years (read more about this from The Washington Post), we do know that teachers are still reporting an increase of "poor mental health" days when reflecting on their … Continue reading How To Increase Happiness While Teaching
Many families have heard or used the advice that if your students is struggling to read, the "best thing you [parents] can do is read more." While students certainly have to read to become better readers, students need specific skills to successfully read a book. Without those skills, trying to read a book is going … Continue reading The Myth That Parents “Just Reading More” With Struggling Readers And How To Better Practice Reading
Creating an amazing lesson plan for students (or adults!) doesn't need to be complicated. There are lots of long winded lesson development tools out there. Especially if you're a new homeschooling parent or a new teacher, it can be overwhelming to plan out an entire year of learning and curriculum. Expert teachers break down the … Continue reading This Is How To Develop An Amazing Lesson Plan Using Questions
We learn by observing and practicing. When we want to teach a skill, behavior, or concept, we teach it by showing it, practicing it, and then trying it on our own. Educators have developed the catchy phrase, "I do, We do, You do," to explain this process. However, most of the time it's not that … Continue reading How to Teach Anything