Let’s talk about why students need play and how we can bring it into our own classrooms—even if we have to sneak it in, and even if we are working with kids who are not so little anymore.
Brain-based learning refers to teaching methods, lesson designs, and school programs that are based on the latest scientific research about how the brain learns, including factors such as neuroscience and cognitive development—how students learn differently as they age, grow, and mature socially, emotionally, and cognitively. Take a look into how to bring brain-based learning into your classroom with these five strategies.
While you might not see it reported in school accountability reports, it’s not uncommon for teachers to leave the profession because of a negative school culture where they don’t feel supported or valued. We decided to ask our community of readers on our blog their thoughts on what their school culture currently does well and what could be improved.
We wanted to see exactly what teachers had to say about what their administrators could do better and what potential benefits would make them stay in their current positions, so we ran an anonymous poll on our blog to gather feedback. Let’s take a dive into the data and see what our community of educators had to say.
Have you ever noticed that, during certain times of the day, your classroom is buzzing, students are working diligently, and everyone is getting along, while during other times of the day, things are a bit chaotic, and you find yourself having to constantly correct behavior and refocus attention? Turns out, there are scientific reasons behind why this happens.
Why are some districts transitioning to 4 day weeks? We’ll be discussing some of the pros and cons of having a four-day school week and sharing some feedback from districts that have made the switch. Let’s dive in!