What makes an ideal partner in blended learning? The answer may be different for each school. Jenny Lehman is Assistant Superintendent of Schools at Upper Moreland School District. Part of the Philadelphia Metropolitan Area, the district serves approximately 25,000 people.
Take a mental break and give your students the option to create their own lesson. This fun activity will give students the time to reflect on all that they’ve learned throughout the year. Put together a list of a few different coordinates
Your student’s are in the homestretch! Summer 2016 is within vision, and they’ve lost interest in school. That’s common these days; as the weather turns brighter and warmer, grades get put on the back burner. Teachers, you aren’t the only
For those who are unaware, May is Get Caught Reading Month. The Association of American Publishers encourages reading this month as a way to remind students that it’s fun to get lost in a book! If you’re thinking that your
Just a few decades ago, the classroom teacher faced a much different set of challenges with students. Classroom disturbances were more along the lines of passing notes, chewing gum, and occasionally throwing paper airplanes. Teachers now face a classroom of
How do we translate our unique form of democracy to the Spanish language? The New York Times is slowly but surely attempting to figure it out. The Times launched a Spanish or “en Español” feature in February of 2016, publishing
Have you ever looked at a US Passport and noticed that it is printed in English and French? That is because French used to be the most commonly spoken second language in the world. Not any more! Diplomats in the
Great minds think alike. Great teachers know the value of sharing ideas and tools that have worked with their students and in their classroom. When Andy Plemmons (@plemmonsa) from Barrow C Elementary in Athens, GA shared a computer science themed
There are only a few short months that separate high school seniors from freshman in college. The transition to becoming independent is sudden, and most high school seniors are not prepared for what is ahead. As a teacher, parent or
Grabbing and keeping students’ attention can be difficult, but the rewards of their involvement are worth the extra effort you put in. TeachThought said that “If the mind of a student isn’t engaged, understanding and content mastery don’t stand a
Integrating ACTFL’s 3Ps and Presentational Communication with Reality-TV-Inspired Singing Competitions By Jennifer Eastman, PhD Learning Solutions Specialist, EMC School Are you addicted to Lip Sync Battle? Have you ever watched an entire season of The Voice or American Idol?