8 Great Ways to Use Google for Education

Tweet In this computerized era, Google is the most commonly used tool in everyday life; from starting a day with Google News to saying good night to a friend using Hangouts, many things can be done with Google. It is basically a search engine enabling everyone to connect with the world in various ways. Along […]

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How to Use Role-Playing Games to Teach English: Practical Tips

Tweet Role play in any classroom brings a range of benefits. It adds variety to a lesson, which can be fun and motivating for students. It broadens the possibilities for language production by taking students beyond their own lives and experiences. Role play can also help with group dynamics; quieter students can take on the […]

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Jazz Up Your Classroom Décor on the Cheap

Tweet As an education professional, there are lots of things you need or want to spend extra dollars on. You might need a new book as lesson-planning help, or a specialized binder to keep paperwork in order. But classroom décor? That’s probably not what you want to invest in!  Luckily there are great ideas to […]

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Friendly Friday Notes – SEL Activity for your Students

Tweet Kindness is always a great topic to discuss with your students. Practicing kindness is very important as well and giving them structured opportunities to do so can be easy. Here’s on great idea that I started on a whim last week for “Friendly Friday” and it was a big hit! Give each student a […]

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The (Anti)Power of Internet: How To Teach Your Students to Use It Wisely

Tweet More than three billion people worldwide use the internet every day; with the click of a button anyone, anywhere, can access a wide array of websites on multiple devices. As a teacher, this can benefit you. Being able to show your students ways to research things on suitable sites such as Wikipedia adds a […]

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Organizing Fun Movie Club Lessons – a Way to Bond with Students

Tweet Let’s go back in time for a moment: what do you remember from your days at school? Do you vividly recall all those classes that meant listening to the teacher who was giving a boring lecture? That’s hardly the case. Do you remember informal classes? Sometimes the teachers allowed you to discuss different topics […]

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Winter TAR Schedule Released

Tweet It has been an exciting few months planning and getting registrants for the first ever Winter Teacher Art Retreat!  With only 2 spots left, I thought I’d share the schedule we plan to enjoy in the hopes that we can make this a sell out event!  Meals and lodging are included and there are […]

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The Arts and Trauma

Tweet Trauma and the Classroom The adjustment counselor at my school introduced me to the work of Dr. Bessel van der Kolk, today’s leading expert on trauma treatment.  It seems that we are discussing things like trauma and social-emotional learning a lot in education and so she forwarded our staff a link to watch an […]

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Feeling Drained? How Teachers Can Motivate Themselves to Keep Going

Tweet This is a great reminder post about something teachers struggle with all the time – feeling drained.  Hopefully, you will find these tips helpful so that you can get yourself back up and motivated once more!  And for a bonus tip from me, make sure you read to the end.  😉  ~EMP I used […]

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