Based on the title, it would be easy to think this article would encourage you to use less technology in the classroom. Nothing could be further from the truth. I love technology, and I am pleased and excited about its potential in the classroom. However, there are good ways and
This week we want to highlight the passion and projects teachers have recently shared on Instagram. This teacher is such an inspiration. Look how excited these students are about science class! Science must be taught in a fun, creative way to get students interested – and keep them interested!
Did you know that March 13th is National Earmuff Day? Does that matter? Maybe! A day’s teaching can be perked up by even the smallest things. I encourage you to scour the internet for all the little known national days that blanket the calendar. Let inspiration take over and add
This week, we want to share some great ideas for celebrating Halloween from teachers following us on Instagram. @firstgradedualadventures shared a great idea to engage students with six Halloween stations, creating awesome and fun art projects. @kristinbertie shared a great way to motivate students about writing. Who doesn’t love
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
Last week we unveiled our new search toolbar, and we have received great feedback. The search toolbar is now also available on our homepage, and as you can see, you can apply filters to search thousands of resources by resource type (eBook, video, vocabulary set, etc.), language, grade, creator, and subject.
At Genius Plaza, we celebrate teachers every day, but today is even more special because we are celebrating World Teachers’ Day. The History of World Teachers’ Day According to UNESCO, World Teachers’ Day has been held annually on October 5th since 1994 to commemorate the anniversary of the signing
We have been following and sharing updates about the great effort by Hurricane Harvey Teachers in Need (who have now also created Hurricane Irma Teachers in Need) and the leadership of these inspiring teachers wanting to help others impacted by the recent storms. We decided to reach out to Brianne
New Traditions One of my favorite new traditions for back to school is seeing my Facebook feed full of photos of my nephews and friends’ kids returning to school. Thank you Malu, Magdalena, Rosemary, Laura, and Patty for letting me share your photos. That is why I loved