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21+ Chromebook Keyboard Hacks Remote Learners (and Their Teachers) Need to Know

[ad_1] Are you teaching online? In the classroom? Both? Whatever your school year currently looks like, we’re all trying to find ways to save time—and our sanity! While unbelievably gratifying, teaching can be exhausting during the best of times, but it’s especially tough during a pandemic. Here are some Chromebook keyboard hacks to make remote …

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25 Fast and Fun Third Grade Stem Challenges Every Kid Will Love

[ad_1] .socialLinks a color: #fff !important; text-decoration: none; border: none; .contest-social .share-links svg, .share-links svg top: 50%; left: 0px; #atftbx p:first-of-type display: none; .entry-content .addthis_toolbox, .entry-content .addthis_button, .entry-header .addthis_toolbox, .entry-header .addthis_button margin: 0 !important; .at-style-responsive .at-share-btn padding: 0 !important; Have you tried STEM challenges with your students yet? They offer students such a fun hands-on …

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Teachers, This Is All Impossibly Hard, But We’re More Prepared Than We Realize

[ad_1] As a teacher, I have seen several memes going around social media that suggest we are all “first-year teachers again.” While we are undoubtedly experiencing a lot of firsts with hybrid and distance learning, I believe we can utilize the tools we already have to make this school year successful and memorable. We know …

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50 Creative Fifth Grade Writing Prompts (Free Printable!)

[ad_1] .socialLinks a color: #fff !important; text-decoration: none; border: none; .contest-social .share-links svg, .share-links svg top: 50%; left: 0px; #atftbx p:first-of-type display: none; .entry-content .addthis_toolbox, .entry-content .addthis_button, .entry-header .addthis_toolbox, .entry-header .addthis_button margin: 0 !important; .at-style-responsive .at-share-btn padding: 0 !important; Fifth grade. The pinnacle of the elementary school journey. By now, fifth grade writers have learned …

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Publishing Students’ Writing Is a Powerful Way to Build Community, Online or In Person

[ad_1] Publishing student writing is an amazing experience for kids. What a way to build community and for students to see themselves as writers! This fall, we need that kind of community building more than ever. Whether you’re teaching virtually or in person, going through the steps of brainstorming, writing, illustrating, and publishing is a …

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2020 Has Robbed Us of Everything Else, Might as Well Add Snow Days to the List

[ad_1] In the wake of its path of mass cancellations, the COVID-19 pandemic left the detritus of collegiate and professional sports (they’re back… kind of), concerts, conventions, vacations, and most recently the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade (it’s going virtual, but still). Look, I’m all about prioritizing public health, so I’ll suck up the cancellation of …

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9 Ways to Beat Zoom Fatigue

[ad_1] Whether you use Zoom, Google Meet, or Webex to teach online, you’ve undoubtedly experienced the newly coined term Zoom fatigue. While it’s true that teachers are used to juggling zillions of things all day, every day, caring for the needs of their students, teachers are reporting a new kind of tired. So why exactly …

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10 Diverse Anthologies for Middle and High School Classrooms

[ad_1] Teaching secondary ELA is certainly challenging right now. Whether you’re teaching online or in person, you might not be able to teach the novels that have always been in your curriculum. Anthologies to the rescue! The best anthologies for young people combine short, engaging texts from a variety of genres and voices. Think poetry, …

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Our Schools Need Suicide Prevention, Now More Than Ever

[ad_1] Worry, fear, and grief are just some of the feelings many of our students are experiencing after months of living with the social, medical, and economic uncertainty of a pandemic. Unfortunately, without intervention, these overwhelming emotions could lead a fraction of our students to contemplate dark thoughts of suicide.  But for teachers, it can …

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