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Setting Boundaries for Teacher- Student Online Communication

Setting Boundaries for Teacher- Student Online Communication

Setting Boundaries for Teacher-Student Online Communication In today’s world, digital (online or electronic) communication is a common way to communicate. Applications like WhatsApp, Skype and Facebook Messenger allow teachers and students to communicate more freely and frequently with each other. These apps also allow users to share images, videos and documents. It is important to consider,... Read More...


Encouraging Learning Through Peer Conferences

Encouraging Learning Through Peer Conferences

Encouraging Learning Through Peer Conferences Peer conferences, or peer reviews, are student-centric learning strategies in which students share and review each other’s work. Primarily used as a writing strategy, peer conferences facilitate learning by providing students with the opportunity to: Brainstorm and generate ideas for writing. Select topics. Prepare drafts for writing. Review and revise... Read More...


5 Crowdfunding Tips for Teachers

5 Crowdfunding Tips for Teachers

5 Crowdfunding Tips for Teachers When classroom budgets are limited and time constraints prevent teachers from organizing fundraising events like fairs and sales, teachers can turn to crowdfunding to raise money. Crowdfunding is a method in which teachers make use of specific online platforms, such as DonorsChoose.org and GoFundMe.com, and/or social media sites to raise money for their projects. Teachers... Read More...


Helping Students Overcome Language Barriers in the Classroom

Helping Students Overcome Language Barriers in the Classroom

Helping Students Overcome Language Barriers in the Classroom When assessing a student’s readiness to learn, an important factor is language. Understanding and being able to communicate in English is an essential skill in classrooms. For students whose first language is not English, language can certainly be a barrier. Limited vocabulary and language skills may prevent some students from actively... Read More...


Apps for Learning Spanish

Apps for Learning Spanish

Technology enables students to hear new vocabulary, practice and play games that strengthen language learning. Here are some apps and technology tools that make Spanish learning easy! StudyBlue Designs flashcards for future review. SuperFlashCards Create flashcards with basic and simple vocabulary as well as phonetics and translations. Conversational Spanish Helps visual learners practise basic conversational... Read More...


Tech Tools for Public Speaking

Tech Tools for Public Speaking

Public speaking for teachers is a daily activity. Every day, they are required to give lectures, make presentations, hold group discussions, organize parent teacher meetings and much more. Here are 5 apps to help teachers plan, prepare and practice for speeches. Google Expedition Helps teachers do in-depth topical research before lectures. GoToMeeting Allows web conferencing, debating and sharing... Read More...


7 Public Speaking Tips for Teachers

7 Public Speaking Tips for Teachers

7 Public Speaking Tips for Teachers Public speaking is integral to the routines of teachers. Teachers must address crowds on a regular basis, whether inside or outside the classroom. In fact, public speaking skills are essential for teachers to connect and engage with their students. Not all teachers, however, are comfortable speaking in front of an audience. Here are some tips to help teachers lecture... Read More...


What are SDAIE Strategies?

What are SDAIE Strategies?

What are SDAIE Strategies? As classrooms become more culturally diverse, it is crucial for teachers to be familiar with strategies that can help students struggling with the English language (English Language Learners). Specially Designed Academic Instruction in English (SDAIE) is a teaching approach that uses various strategies to teach academic content to ELL students. SDAIE strategies focus on... Read More...


Free Online Libraries Every Teacher MUST Know About!

Free Online Libraries Every Teacher MUST Know About!

It’s always hard to find books that you can give to every student in your classroom. Libraries just don’t have enough copies, and it can be expensive to buy one for all your students. Did you consider an online library which allows free downloads. Here are a few libraries you can browse for some really great reading material! The Free Library Offers curriculum-based free access to books to students... Read More...


Tech Tools for Classroom Management

Tech Tools for Classroom Management

Technology can help save a teachers time and enable them to do things that really matter. Here are 5 tech tools here that teachers could use for various aspects of classroom management. ClassDojo Provides a platform to get parents involved in their student’s learning. GoNogdle Engages kids in fun physical activities. LiveSchool Tracks, rewards and improves classroom behaviors. Google Classrooms Shares... Read More...


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