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[National Teacher Day] Let's Celebrate!

by
Sarah Cornelius

Today is a day that we love here at Edmentum—it’s National Teacher Day! We see firsthand the hard work and dedication that educators across the country put in day after day.

Leaving a Lasting Impression After the Final Bell Rings

by
Madison Michell

Schools across the country are in varying stages of closing out the school year. Leave a lasting impression on your students by using this time to make sure they are reflecting on their own progress and taking ownership of their academic goals.

Great Gadget Gifts for the Teacher

by
Scott Sterling

Tis the season! You might have a faculty white elephant gift exchange coming up or you just want to do something nice for your time out buddy. Whatever the case, here are some little gadget gifts that any teacher would love.

Controversy in the Classroom

by
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.

Managing Writing Assignments

by
Stephanie Abbott

Help your students develop their writing skills with techniques that are aligned to standards, but still feel relevant to students.

Last Minute Assessment Tips

by
Scott Sterling

If your state’s assessment season hasn’t kicked off yet, it’s about to.

Technology Saves Time Grading

by
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.

Resources for a Virtual Field Trip

by
Scott Sterling

Let’s be honest: field trips may be worthwhile, but they’re incredibly stressful for teachers and chaperones.

4 Great TED Talks to Share With Your Students

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Scott Sterling

By now, you’re familiar with TED talks and their format. TED, which stands for Tech, Entertainment, and Design, has grown to be a leading source of informative, short (10-15 minutes) lectures from people with “ideas worth spreading”.

Teacher Challenges

by
Shane Dennison

As discussed in my previous blog, Common Core standards, and related assessments coming down the pike have become a political tug of war. How will this tug of war affect teachers and what are some of the challenges they are facing with the Common Core?

Tips for Adjusting to a Block Schedule

by
Scott Sterling

Block scheduling, to me, is the original disruptive educational strategy. Long before flipped learning and other non-traditional ways to organize classroom pursuits, schools and districts were trying to figure out ways to squeeze the most learning into blocks of time that, either by law or by human stamina, could simply not grow.

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