A few years ago, I was talking to my then 6-year-old son. He was in the midst of first grade and learning how to read. I was beyond excited for this stage in his life. I had dreamt of having him sit on my lap to read one of our
I am inclined to believe that science is not learned using textbooks, study guides, worksheets, or tests. Rather, I think science is learned by thinking, processing information, constructing models, doing laboratory activities, and testing theories. When I think of my science learning in elementary school, I remember reading about science
Okay folks, the time has come. Your child has entered high school, and that can be a terrifying time for everyone involved. Students these days have a lot to worry about in their first year of high school. Embarrassing mess-ups in gym class, puberty-induced acne scars, and worst of all,
Earlier this week, we read this important piece by Anya Kamenetz titled “Resources For Educators To Use In The Wake Of Charlottesville.” As she points out, many teachers began sharing resources online hours after the attack. She asks the question, “How should educators confront bigotry, racism, and white supremacy?” She
As a teacher, you know that twenty-first century students have diverse literacy needs, and we are now faced with differentiating learning content according to each student’s learning style, interests, and readiness. We have also heard from many of you that one of the main challenges you face with students is
The Classic Chalkboard Game with an Edtech Twist: Hangman by Genius Plaza brings the classic game to a digital format! The app is a fun game that offers the option to play existing games created by Genius Plaza educators, OR having teachers, students, and parents create their own Hangman games.