Schools, districts, and government agencies have all done their best to step up and try to create plans that don’t focus on deficits, but instead find opportunities to help students that create conditions for success. More and more, we are seeing these plans include opportunities for exploration, student-led learning, and reconnecting to the world they were shut out from. What’s more, recent guidelines released by the Department of Education supported these same ideas, creating a “trail” of sorts that schools and teachers can employ to help return students to a sense of normalcy that has escaped them during this past school year. Continue reading Why We All Need To Focus on Geo-Inquiry More Than Ever!
It’s August. Everywhere you look on education blogs or edu-Twitter, there are posts about going back to school. I know—I’ve written my fair share of them. Last year, I wrote about using centers for the first day of school and this year I wrote about relationships mattering more than content. But as you read about great ideas for the first day of school and building … Continue reading How will you tell your students about YOU?
This week is National Robotics Week! It’s a great time to get to know robots—and design one yourself! It’s also a great time to revisit STEM and some great ways to incorporate these concepts into your classroom. It seems like every school year there is a new buzzword, everything from rigor to flipped classroom to grit. Time will tell which of these concepts have staying … Continue reading Weekly Warm-Up: STEM Education Resources
Whether you teach grades 4-8 or 9-12, find all the free resources you’ll need to fill out your energy curriculum this year. Explore fun, grade-specific educational activities: Engaging interactive maps: Videos made specifically for the classroom: Media-rich encyclopedic entries: Teacher guides and more! Explore all of our energy resources here. Continue reading Teach Complex Issues in the Energy Conversation
While you prepare for back-to-school, make sure you explore the “Homework Help” section of our website. We have hundreds of free resources that you can trust to help students of all ages with geography, social studies, history and more. If your students will need to conduct research this year, point them to our A-Z encyclopedic entries, glossary and reference articles. Share these fun, interactive tools with your students to … Continue reading Give Your Students An Extra Boost This Year