Sep 30

What is Student Engagement and Why is it Important?

As teachers, we tend to focus a lot on student engagement. How can we keep students engaged in the classroom and virtual learning environments? How can we measure student engagement? The word “engagement” is used frequently but is often defined in broad, vague terms. To help students thrive, we need... read more →
Sep 23
Sep 20

What is Professional Development in Education?

No matter how long you've been teaching, all educators can benefit from professional development. Professional development not only supports your own personal and professional growth as an educator, but it also helps boost student success. Professional development can cover numerous topics and come in many different formal and informal activities.... read more →
Sep 09
Aug 22

How to Avoid Teacher Burnout

Whether there is a teacher shortage or not, school districts should know how to identify and prevent teacher burnout. Teachers can help administrators help them by learning their own triggers and signs that they are undergoing too much stress. This post will give perspective and tips on how to avoid... read more →
Aug 22

How to Build Classroom Culture

While physical safety is a top concern in schools, psychological safety also plays a key role in student engagement and motivation. Your classroom culture is pivotal in creating an environment where students feel safe to learn. This post provides tips on how to build classroom culture to maximize students' learning... read more →
Aug 04

Fun Professional Development Activities for Teachers

We challenge teachers to engage students in learning because our students deserve it. Similarly, teachers deserve engaging professional learning. If you are in charge of professional development at any point, you will probably be asking, "How can I make professional development fun?" This post gives some ideas to improve professional... read more →
Jul 27

Activities to Build Relationships With Students

Whether you teach elementary, middle school, or high school students, student engagement plays a significant role in motivating students to learn and focus. And building student-teacher relationships and student-student relationships in the classroom is key to student engagement. This post will cover some activities to build relationships with students that... read more →
Jul 27

How Administrators Can Support Teachers

In a new survey by EdWeek Research Center, more than 40 percent of the teachers reported they were likely to leave the profession in the next two years. In the same survey, teachers said they are less likely to seek support from school leaders (64%) or district leaders (33%) than... read more →
Jul 14