5 Ways to Improve Students’ Executive Functioning Skills

Executive functions are a set of cognitive processes that help with decision making, achieving goals, planning, problem solving, organization, and controlling impulses. No one is born with these skills — you must learn them. During infancy, the foundation to build []

Parents Prefer Print Learning Materials

Do parents prefer print or digital learning materials? 

In the last year and a half, schools across the world have had to make a swift and sudden shift to online learning. Nearly everything has gone digital: lessons are delivered via video conference, tests are a matter of mouse []

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High School Education

5 Strategies Schools Can Use to Build College and Career Readiness

College and career readiness skills are arguably some of the most important things high school teachers can teach their students. When students learn how to research information, communicate orally and in writing, work independently, and manage their time wisely, they []

Health and Wellness

Mental Health Resources for Students

Student life can be exciting and rewarding but also stressful, especially with students learning from home. Considering that one in five youth aged 13 to 18 lives with a mental health condition, and approximately 75% of those who develop mental []

Health and Wellness

Improving Students’ Mental Health Through Art Therapy

While Mental Health Awareness Month occurs during May, the well-being of our youth should be a year-round endeavor. And although not every youngster and teenager lives with mental health issues, research on the pandemic effects has shown a solid connection []


7 Strategies to Help Mitigate Learning Loss

The pandemic is presenting a variety of challenges for people that include personal, professional, and academic struggles. The unprecedented effect of the pandemic is leaving a huge gap in learning for many students. Children of all ages are struggling to []

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Health and Wellness

Emotional Intelligence Activities for Students

Studies have shown that students who have higher levels of emotional intelligence are more successful academically. So what exactly is EI and are there any activities that you could implement today to help students develop emotional intelligence? Read on to []

Tips to Boost Student Engagement in Your Virtual Classroom
Virtual Learning

Tips to Boost Student Engagement in Your Virtual Classroom

So you’ve suddenly found yourself teaching virtually. You’re competing with all the distractions your students have at home, like their cell phones, TVs, and pets. Even kids who enthusiastically participated in your classroom discussions now seem distant online. They complain []


Ideas for Celebrating the Holidays with Students Virtually

As the whirlwind we know as 2020 comes to a close, many schools are operating on a virtual platform. Even though educators can’t see many of their students in person, it’s important to keep the rituals and holiday routines intact []

Health and Wellness

Mindfulness Exercises to Help Students Stay Focused

Teachers are experts at redirecting students in the classroom during in-person instruction. Your spidey senses begin to tingle, and you can tell that Amelia is sneaking a look at her phone while you’re labeling the elements of an atom. A quick []

Virtual Learning

Six Zoom Tips for Educators

This past spring, educators across the country transitioned the word “zoom” from a verb in the classroom (“Dante was zooming around my room during our scavenger hunt!”) to a noun (“Dante joined us on Zoom for a math lesson.”) This []