Helping Transfer Students Adjust to Your Classroom and School

Imagine that it’s a month into the school year. You’ve finally learned your students’ names, and your classes are coming together well. Then, out of the blue, a new student arrives. 

Revamping Your Resume for the New Year

A new school year is still many months away, so revising your resume might be the last thing you’re thinking about as you ring in 2018. 

Using Graphic Novels in the Middle School Classroom

The term “graphic novel” was coined in the 1960s by writer and comic historian Richard Kyle. Until the last several years, the genre was fairly unknown outside the realm of comic book fans. There’s no concrete, widely accepted definition. Adding to the potential for confusion, the term is used for any book which uses comic-like illustrations to enhance the story. Though fiction books dominate graphic novel offerings, an increasing number of them are being published on nonfiction topics. The term “graphic novel” still applies even to these informational titles.

Making Overused School Assessments More Authentic

Over the course of teachers’ careers, there are times when they find themselves in a creative rut. Whether it’s a particularly dry topic or content that just isn’t igniting that creative pedagogical spark, it can be challenging at times to create engaging assessments for students.

How Students Can Benefit From Outdoor Learning

The development of Forest Schools originated in 1993 and is based on a Scandinavian principle that recognizes how important it is for children to come into contact with nature. Forest schools take standard learning activities outdoors for part of the day and may involve exploring the woods collecting treasures, starting a garden or creating a compost bin, building a camp or simply taking your normal lessons away from the classroom and outdoors for the day. Many school across the USA have added aspects of Forest schooling to their curriculum with an increasing number of organisations also pledging their involvement towards spreading awareness.

Thought-Provoking Podcasts That Will Make You a Better Educator

It can be easy to fall into a rut and let the same school routines, conversations, and initiatives box in your educational perspective. Podcasts are a great way to introduce fresh ideas and viewpoints into your educational diet that you otherwise may have missed.