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Creative Writing Strategies to Halt Summer Learning Loss

When students take a break from the classroom during the summer months, the dreaded summer learning loss can often show its head. Research has shown that the learning loss maybe just a month or two from the knowledge they have …

Students Who Ask Questions Usually Score Higher

When introducing knowledge to children, whether they are the youth, adolescents, or even young adults, in and out of the classroom, there are those of us who just like to lecture or offer up information without being interrupted. We tend …

Stuck For Ideas? Quality Assessment Options Besides the Ordinary Tests and Quizzes

Determining how well a student has learned a topic or subject has not changed much over the last couple of centuries. For the most part, teachers will present a quiz or test for the students to take, and their score …

Teaching History’s Mysteries for Engaged Learning

Recent polls over the last decade have shown that the most popular subjects in school are generally Math, English, Reading, and, of course, Physical Education. However, if History were approached differently in the classroom rather than being taught straight out …

Shorter Classroom Lessons For Improved Learning?

We live in the age of instant gratification. If we want to watch the latest tv show or movie, we simply stream it in seconds. If we need to know how to get somewhere, we download it straight to our …

Summer Reset or Complete Teacher Burnout? How Teachers Can Renew Their Passion For Education

With summer upon us, educators often view the next few months just like many students do. It is a time to relax and do a summer reset to come into the next school year ready to go. However, teachers are …