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Classroom Management

[How to] Bringing a Makerspace into Your Classroom

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Scott Sterling

The maker movement is a great opportunity for teaching STEM subjects, and it's easy to incorporate in your classroom! All that's really needed are a few basic materials, a willingness to learn new things, creativity, and the patience to struggle.

Free Fourth of July Teaching Resources!

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Madison Michell

Help your students understand and celebrate the Fourth of July with free teaching resources from EducationCity!

On Gamification, Games, and Edtech

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Jessica Loredo

The education industry is looking closely at games and their potential for increasing learning and engagement for students. Children can play games for hours on their tablets or home consoles, so it is easy to see the impact. As parents and teachers marvel at their children’s suddenly intense focus, it begs the question: how can I get my child this engaged in other areas, such as learning?

[Summer Resources] FREE Printable Worksheet Bundles

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Sarah Cornelius

School may be out for the summer, but that doesn’t mean the learning has to stop!

Safe, Fun, and Effective Ideas for the Last Week of School

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Scott Sterling

The last week of school is typically full of movies, pizza parties, and general unproductivity. Yes, students have probably earned some downtime, but they’re about to get three months of it. Here are some ways to make the last week of school a little more memorable and a lot more productive.

Controversy in the Classroom

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Scott Sterling

What to do when a student, out of genuine interest, brings up a controversial topic you would have rather avoided? Controversy simply means people have varying opinions, which is healthy and is how progress is made in society. Harnessing it can help teach students valuable interpersonal and conative skills.

Technology Saves Time Grading

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Scott Sterling

No teacher has ever said grading papers is the best part of the job. I’ve seen English teachers cite that as the reason they left the profession.

Implementing Effective Strategies for English Language Learners - Part IV

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Shari Rios

A few months ago, I began a series, Putting Theory into Practice: Implementing Effective Strategies for English Language Learners.

Thanksgiving Lessons Other Than Paper Hats

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Scott Sterling

Thematically, Thanksgiving can be a bit tricky to incorporate into lessons for older students.

How to Cover Sensitive Topics in Class

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Scott Sterling

August 28th marked the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s “I Have a Dream” speech.

iPads for Every Student! Now What?

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Scott Sterling

It’s no secret that Apple’s iPad is the hottest gadget in the world right now, particularly when it comes to education.

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