40+ Hashtags to Follow to Learn About the Latest Teaching Trends

“The hashtag, that ubiquitous pound sign followed by a keyword, are part of the language of social media.”- Neil Patel, Forbes This summer learn more about teaching trends by exploring hashtags. Hashtags (text with a # sign front) are found all over social media on sites like Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Vine, and GooglePlus. Hashtags are the key for […]

Teach with Music and Songs: 35+ Resources and Web Tools

“Music is the universal language of mankind.” – Henry Wadsworth Longfellow​ Music appeals to students of all ages and is a great way to engage learners. Try introducing a topic or novel with a song that captures the mood or provides insights. Try having your young learners remember vocabulary through hand gestures, while singing songs (Total […]

41 Recommended Extensions for Teachers, Research, and Language Learners

“It isn’t that they cannot see the solution. It is that they cannot see the problem.” – GK Chesterton Did you know a web browser has many free incredible extensions (Chrome/Safari)/add-ons (Firefox)/plugins(IE) to support teachers and learners? Teach your students how to enhance their reading, writing, literacy, studying, and research skills with these powerful web browser […]

Goal: Seek Feedback from Your Learners

Welcome to Cycle 7 of The 30 Goals Challenge: Make it Meaningful! “It seems that teachers and students can be blithely, blissfully unaware that they have different interpretations for the things being said in class. Sooner or later though, they experience a rude shock.” – Easley and Zwoyer (1975) Goal: Seek feedback from your learners about how […]

Goal: Let Students Know You Care in a Letter

Welcome to Cycle 7 of The 30 Goals Challenge: Make it Meaningful! “Teachers affect eternity; no one can tell where their influence stops.” – Henry Brooks Adams Goal: Write a heartfelt letter addressed to your students letting them how much they impacted you this year or write a reference letter for students for their future teachers to read. […]

Teach with the Force: 15 Resources

May 4th is the famous Star Wars day and a great time to catch up on some sage advice from teachers who offer tips on how to bring the force into your classroom. Below, I have collected over 10 posts full of ideas from how to manage your classroom like a Jedi to teaching math with Star […]

The Impact of a Great Teacher #TeacherAppreciationWeek

“Teachers are expected to reach unattainable goals with inadequate tools. The miracle is that at times they accomplish this impossible task.” – Haim Ginott Choosing to teach means you have a big heart, because you have chosen to transform society and the world by equipping students with the skills, abilities, and resources to make a meaningful […]