5 Out of the Box Ways to Engage TEACHERS in Professional Development

Lauren SalsingerAdministration, Blog, Engagement, Innovation, Professional Development, Self-Paced Learning

In This Post: As a Student Learning Coach, providing meaningful professional development for my teachers is so important. There are 5 out of the box ways to engage teachers in PD. What better way to guide discussions than by leading with the students? Inviting students in and having teachers watch drives engagement. Google Classroom isn’t limited to your class, it … Read More

Flexible Seating Stories From a Non-Flexible Teacher

Anna Grace WaddellBlog, Class Management, Innovation

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In This Post: The flexible seating movement has been going strong for a while now. There is a big misconception that the optimal learning environment requires kids to sit in desks with hard chairs. Flexible Seating Does Not Equal No Structure Not all teachers are the same Get out of your comfort zone. Even if flexible seating is too much, … Read More

Level Up Your Classroom With Gamification

Mary Ellen RileyClass Management, Engagement, Innovation, Lesson Planning, Technology

Level Up Your Classroom With Gamification

In This Post: Consider gamification to level-up your classroom. Gamification is simply adding game elements to something that is not a game.   Students love games and may be more engaged, and more likely to retain the information when gamified. Several examples of tools to gamify any unit. Ready to make your school year memorable (in a good way)?  Want to … Read More

28 Ways to Instantly Help a Colleague Feel Better

Allyson ApseyAdministration, Blog

Our work is hard, and it is harder some days than others. It is harder some years than others. The best schools I have ever been to are comprised of staff who lift each other up, who make our hard work a joy (most days), and who are there for each other always. Have you ever approached a colleague feeling … Read More