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Diana Zinveliu

Diana Zinveliu

Diana has been a teacher for over ten years. She writes about finding the perfect balance between traditional and tech-assisted teaching strategies, sharing the best practices she’s learned along the way.

How to save time and make the most out of the LMS gradebook

It’s a well-known fact that teachers love to teach, but that doesn’t mean they like everything about their job. I’m speaking for myself and maybe you can resonate with my dislike for grading. Don’t ge...

10 Amazing ideas for celebrating World Teachers' Day 2022

Adopted after the 1966 International Labor Organization and UNESCO's Recommendation concerning the Status of Teachers, World Teachers' Day 2022 is celebrated on the 5th of October and emphasizes teach...

Positive student-teacher relationships: 8 Ways to build stronger connections in the classroom

Every teacher was once a student. When remembering those years on the other side of the teacher’s desk, we know that students don’t learn when they don’t like their teachers. Positive student-teacher ...

10 Ways to provide differentiation in professional development for teachers

Student generations come and go, and the needs of today's students aren’t the same as they were ten years ago. Similarly, there has to be a differentiation in professional development for teachers if ...

Teacher Appreciation Week 2022 ideas: 22 ways to celebrate the teachers in your life

Teachers have always been at the core of society. They prepare students for their lives and careers, having a direct impact on what the future will look like. Educators work long hours and go the extr...

What are the benefits of interdisciplinary teaching?

Education is and has always been the field that autoregulates in order to provide students the tools to live, adapt, contribute, develop and create better outcomes for themselves and generations to co...

7 Digital tools for project-based learning

Students have become more outspoken about the type of education they want. As a teacher, I constantly hear about their desire to learn by doing, see how things develop, contribute to and witness the r...

How to manage slow-working students in your classroom

Students experience learning differently. Some may be able or willing to solve tasks on time, but others may struggle to do so. Teachers will always have students who can’t finish tasks in due time, f...

Our favorite teacher memes for 2021

Dear fellow teachers, For the past two years, I have been writing open letters that are meant to be fun and empathetic at the same time for welcoming the new year on a positive note. Read more: Our fa...

6 Digital tools that encourage computational thinking

Computational thinking is an innovative approach to teaching that redesigns the STEM and ELA curriculums on a new framework. This framework focuses on turning students from consumers to content creato...

The gains and pains of the think-pair-share strategy

As a collaborative teaching strategy, the think-pair-share approach has sparked controversy among teachers. Is it a valuable strategy you shouldn’t overlook or is it just not worth the time? Is it ben...

8 Digital tools for engaging classroom presentations

Whether online or face-to-face, teachers are always looking for ways to create engaging learning experiences. Integrating presentations in teaching is an accessible way to bring technology to the clas...

Digital reflection tools your students can use in class

The concept of reflective practice is an essential part of the learning process. Taking the time to consider what you know at a moment in time lets you put things into perspective and see the gaps in ...

6 Digital tools that help teachers create effective rubrics

The grading process is time-consuming. It can be overwhelming and frustrating. Grading can even influence what assignments they choose to give to students, anticipating the workload of marking each su...

6 Digital tools for giving feedback to students

Learning is the attribute of students, but it cannot happen without feedback, which is the attribute of teaching. Our students need us to guide them through their learning process and offer them feedb...

10 Tools teachers can use to create virtual field trips

For the last year and a half, I’ve been more immersed in online education than offline. I started to use Nearpod as a complex tool where I could create complete lessons in my classes. That experience ...

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