Tag Archives: #studentengagement

The Cheapest Engagement You’ll Ever Hear About!

  I know what you’re thinking, and don’t worry! We’re not talking about cheap ways to pop that special someone the “big question”, apologies to those expecting some intimacy tips. In this blog, we’re going to unpack that classic teacher … Continue reading

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The Road Less Traveled: Teaching in the Margins

WHAT DOES THAT MEAN? What does teaching in the margins mean? To really understand the concept of teaching in the margins, you’ve got to learn a few things first; Margins only exist in comparison to the center. Margins are found … Continue reading

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Stop running with scalpels!

And you thought kids running with scissors was bad… Surgeons use these tools to cut people open and we expect high school students to be able to safely use one to open a frog? With having a solid set of … Continue reading

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A Day to Remember

When you look back at your academic career what do you remember most? It’s not the lectures and worksheets; it’s the engaging activities and labs! Engaging activities and labs help student become active in their learning which helps them understand and … Continue reading

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When The Money Falls Short, You Don’t Have To!

As we all know, teachers don’t make a ton of money.  Heck, schools are often times not as funded as much as they should be.  This means that we as teachers have to get creative and find resources that are … Continue reading

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Make Me Excited

Getting students engaged with a lesson can be the hardest thing about teaching. You can come up with the most engaging things possible, and then realize that it will cost way too much to actually carry out. Obviously, we can’t … Continue reading

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What am I good at?

“But I’m not good at anything.” “But I’m not creative.” “But I’m not smart.” These are excuses you will hear every day in a classroom. I am the speaker of those words. There are some days when I feel I … Continue reading

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The Things Hiding Among Us

Have you ever really sat down and took the chance to just think? What about thinking about your thinking?  Most people will probably answer no, and I’d understand why.  I never really thought about sitting down and thinking about my … Continue reading

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