How to Increase Engagement on Your Classroom Blog

Everyone needs a blog these days. Blogs are for more than just marketing, news, or expressing an opinion. They’re powerful tools to connect with an audience and enrich an environment, as long as everyone is participating. If you’ve considered starting a classroom blog or you have one that isn’t as lively and vibrant as you wish, consider spicing things up. Use some new methods to encourage engagement, and get everyone a little more excited about learning.

3 Common Myths About eLearning Debunked

If you still think that eLearning is about reading books online and enrolling some free courses, you are making a huge mistake. Today, eLearning is about getting a real degree with no necessity of visiting a brick-and-mortar university or college.

With the increasing popularity of informational technologies in all spheres of social life, it was easy to predict that sooner or later, they would affect the process of getting an education as well. Today, every single person from any country can get an education without spending money on moving to another city or even country.

There are a huge number of options that allow studying for free which makes eLearning one of the best things in education that happened for the past few years. It means, that even people from the most remote countries can still get a chance for a better education. And everything they need to have is a computer and Internet connection.

As online teaching becomes more are more popular, more myths will inevitably start to appear. In this article, we are going to debunk 3 of the most popular rumors that might have prevented you from giving a try to eLearning.

3 Must Read Books for School Counselors and Teachers for Better Collaboration

School counselor and teacher collaboration is critical to student success. Since counselors and teachers have different experiences with students (and very different functions in their jobs), forming a team to help struggling children can make a huge difference. Here are my 3 book recommendations for school counselors and educators to read in order to foster a strong partnership that leads to student achievement. 

How Teachers Can Leverage New Roles for Advancing Their Career Growth

One of the most important professions in the world, teaching is also the most underrated. A teacher helps nurture other people’s skills and provide them the confidence to overcome their fears. For a teacher, it provides them the satisfaction to be an integral part of a person’s growth, yet, for some reason; the career path of a teacher remains unstructured.

Incorporating the Five Senses to Stimulate Learning

Kids learn in a variety of different ways. Some may be auditory learners, while others may be visual learners. Each child is different so it is important to teach in a multitude of ways to engage each and every sense. Multisensory environments not only cater to each individual student, but it is also known to improve the development of thought, intelligence, and social skills. It gives them more than one way to make connections and learn concepts. Particularly in younger students who have not fully developed all their senses, multisensory environments can improve concentration, alertness, memory, mobilization creativity, and communication. Each of these aspects promotes learning and retention to help students grow and succeed in the future. As teachers, this is all we want for our students. So, here are some ways you can create a multi-sensory space that promotes learning.

How to Support Your Students Through ACT Prep

Whether you’re teaching a specialized ACT course or acting as your school’s point person for students taking the ACT, providing the right kind of support for your students as they prepare for the test can make a huge difference--not only in students’ scores, but also in the quality of their lives. Realizing the pressure that students are under to do well on standardized college admissions tests is the first step. That doesn’t mean you should assign less homework or let students get away with bad behavior, but it does mean that there are some concrete, actionable steps you can take to help set your students up for success, both in your classroom and for their futures.