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How to create a supportive classroom environment

One thing about teaching that everyone learns sooner or later is that you can’t follow a cookie-cutter approach. You might get a few insights from your fellow teachers or remember useful strategies fr...

3 Opportunities for education during the pandemic

Almost two years ago, life took a different turn and the unexpected happened. The pandemic caused havoc and damage in every area of our lives. We all felt its impact more or less and we witnessed the ...

How teachers can make the most of LMS automation

A learning management system (LMS) is a powerful tool that helps you streamline teaching activities and offer students a personalized learning experience. One of the main capabilities that enable such...

Connecting with students in the online classroom

Online learning has been on the rise for a while, but it became the norm for almost everyone at the height of the COVID-19 pandemic. While most students have returned to in-person learning, many have ...

Methods and tools to develop future-ready skills

In preparing students for the essential skills they need for the future, we have different methods and digital tools that we can bring into our classroom space. But what skills do students really need...

5 Time-saving strategies for busy teachers

With each year that passes, I make a promise to myself to be more organized and change my "I don't have time" mantra. Do you feel like you're always chasing time and can never catch up with all the wo...

How the pandemic accelerated the need for interactive learning spaces

A version of this post was originally published in Education Today, on November 9, 2021. Online education isn’t by any means something new. However, more than ever before, the past two years have led ...

6 Essential educational trends to look out for in 2022

The new year is an excellent opportunity to put last year’s lessons into practice and start with a clean slate. While there were some disruptions in the educational sector, technology managed to keep ...

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 ...

How edtech supports teacher work-life balance and wellbeing

One of the greatest lessons I learned as a former educator turned e-learning company leader is that an organization is only as successful as its employees. Teachers work best when they have the time t...

3 Before Me: A Teaching method that boosts student independence and raises team players

Most parents and educators strive to find the right balance in education between the ability to cooperate and independence. Both are essential at school and in life. As social beings, we must learn to...

Understanding the link between digital literacy, gaming and safety

Students are spending more time online than ever before. Forty-four percent of children under the age of 18 use electronics for more than four hours a day, and the average average 8 to 12-year-old chi...

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...

Best practices for a great school-community collaboration

Previously, we discussed why building school-community partnerships is important and how it benefits students and teachers alike. In a nutshell, the most significant advantage is providing real-life e...

5 Ways to mix education and entertainment in the classroom

A version of this post was originally published in FutureScot, on October 5, 2021. Life is all about learning, no matter how young or old you are. If you close your eyes for a second and think back to...

12 Tools to explore during Computer Science Week

The Hour of Code takes place annually during Computer Science Education Week. The week is in recognition of the birthday of Admiral Grace Murray Hopper, a computing pioneer. The purpose of participati...

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