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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 ...

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...

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...

5 Strategies to make your classes more inclusive

As a teacher of the 21st century, there are many factors that you need to consider when it comes to your classes. You might remember your time in school and those teachers who managed to create a welc...

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...

Getting started with STEM in your classroom!

There is a growing need for STEM skills in the workplace, as it has been reported that there will be 3.5 million jobs available by 2025 that require STEM skills. In researching some recent statistics ...

How to confidently support independent practice in the online classroom

Guided and independent practice look different in the online classroom than in the physical one. This doesn’t mean that practicing what students have learned is any less effective or important. Howeve...

Answering the Why? How? What? of lesson planning

At the beginning of the pandemic, if you are a little bit like me, you may have felt there's no point in teaching in such an unpredictable context. Finding purpose when school moved completely online ...

The 4 Rs Model: Gen Z’s expectations about education

The fact that education is undergoing systemic changes is no news. Some of these changes are due to globalization, but the main “culprit” is technology, with its disruptive effects in all aspects of o...

Meeting the needs of Gen Z students with visual learning

Generation Z, also known as zoomers, is the first cohort of true digital natives —  basically younger than Google. They have strong learning preferences and different ways of processing and assimilati...

5 Reasons to include micro learning in your teaching strategy

A version of this post was originally published in Education Technology, on April 17, 2021. Researchers and educators have always tried to optimize how we consume knowledge by looking at the realities...

6 Classroom resources that help students become digital citizens

October has become the month where educators participate in events focused on digital citizenship. From October 1-31, activities are available to join in, whether for a day like during the DigCitSummi...

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