Maximizing Learning: Embrace Education Moments

Steven WeberBlog, Connect Better, Engage Better, Reflect Better

TL;DR: Intentionally plan and invest in moments that significantly impact students’ lives, rather than leaving them to chance. Design school activities and lessons, from everyday classroom interactions to major events like graduation, to create memorable and transformative experiences. Educators need to balance structured planning with the flexibility to seize unplanned teachable moments, fostering curiosity, adaptability, and reflection in students. “The … Read More

The Impact of Music in the Classroom

Stephanie JeretBlog, Connect Better, Engage Better, Teach Happier

TL;DR: Music improves memory retention, aiding comprehension and language skills in students. Music demands precise attention to details, enhancing auditory skills and focus. Music fosters connection and collaboration, helping students develop better social skills. Kids and adults alike enjoy listening to music. Did you know that introducing music into the classroom can enhance students’ learning experiences and overall development? When … Read More

Fostering Classroom Culture with Student Engagement: A Reflection

Stephan HughesBlog, Connect Better, Engage Better, Lesson Plan Better, Manage Better

TL;DR: A student asked about using ChatGPT for book summaries, initially innocently. The situation escalated as it’s revealed some students use ChatGPT to study. The teacher reflects on a missed opportunity for positive classroom discussion about AI use and maintaining a respectful atmosphere. “Sir, is it okay if we use Chat GPT to read the summaries of the book?” The … Read More

6 Path-Breaking Benefits of Virtual Reality in Education!

Aanya KapoorBlog, Connect Better, Engage Better, Lesson Plan Better

TL;DR: VR revolutionizes education by offering immersive learning experiences, transforming traditional teaching methods into interactive and engaging lessons. It enhances engagement by allowing students to experience subjects firsthand, significantly improving retention compared to conventional methods. VR benefits all students, including those with disabilities, making education more inclusive and accessible while also providing cost-effective alternatives to traditional resources like textbooks and … Read More

3.14 Fun and Engaging Pi Day Activities

Suzanne RogersBlog, Engage Better, Innovate Better, Lesson Plan Better

TL;DR: Pi Day is celebrated on March 14th (3/14). It provides a great chance to engage students with tailored activities for different grade levels. Elementary school activities include Pi Day Storytime, creating a pi chain for memorization, and exploring circle art inspired by Russian artist Kandinsky. Middle school activities involve a Pi Day Scavenger Hunt and a Pi Memorization Contest. … Read More