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Mindfulness in the Classroom: Fostering Resilient Learners

Every teacher wants their students to do well in school. Previously, it was thought the best way to do this was by having students “leave life at the door” and be blank slates in the classroom. Since then, research has … Continue reading

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Debunking Misconceptions: Doing it in a Meaningful Way

Misconceptions, or alternative conceptions, are understandings that are fundamentally incorrect, causing a disparity when confronted. Many people live their lives without ever even knowing they have misconceptions but they still cause a fundamental misunderstanding. As seen above, misconceptions can perpetuate … Continue reading

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Making Thinking Visible: How Students can Share what’s Going on in Their Heads

Teaching is tough. Teaching without feedback from students is even more difficult. One way to help students share what’s in their minds is by making their thinking visible. There are tons of strategies to make thinking visible, here I’ll be … Continue reading

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Balling on a Budget: Engaging your Students without Breaking the Bank

Getting students engaged and interested in what you’re teaching can be tough, especially when you’re working with a teacher’s budget, so here are some cost-efficient and fun ways to get your class started! 1) Brain Busters Brain busters come in … Continue reading

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Diversity in the STEM field

According to Funk and Parker in a 2018 report, half of all employed adults in the STEM field are women, but the vast majority of this comes from the health-related field. In 2016, the percentage of women in the math … Continue reading

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Intrinisic Motivation with Drive

Classrooms all across the world struggle with making sure students are properly motivated to learn. Every student is different but intrinsic motivation, or motivation from within, time and time again has been an essential part of ensuring student learning and … Continue reading

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Atomic Habits: Big things from small changes

The book Atomic Habits by James Clear gives a clear and concise way to, as he puts it, get remarkable results from tiny changes. One of the key points of this book is just small or atomic improvements can create … Continue reading

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The Margins. Should You Teach There?

The short answer, yes. Teaching in the margins benefits not only the students but also makes teaching itself more interesting for everyone involved. But before we get ahead of ourselves, what are the margins and how do you get there? … Continue reading

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Exemplary Teaching in Science?

Many people have heard of “exemplary teaching” but what does it really mean and how does one achieve it? Top tips to be an exemplary science teacher: Move around Teaching isn’t always just the teacher standing at the front of … Continue reading

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