Category: engagement

science ideas ti use at the end of the year

End of the Year Science Activities

  School is weeks away from being over but there’s still time to complete these end of the year science activities. The kids are restless and ready to be done. End of the school year, teacher tired is real. So, what can you do to keep engagement high, even when

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Teaching a unit on natural disasters

How to Teach a Unit on Natural Disasters

Teaching a unit on natural disasters will instantly engage students. Most people find tsunamis, hurricanes, tornadoes, volcanoes, and earthquakes interesting, especially if they live in an area where they might come into contact with one. While you are teaching, a natural disaster unit is typically high in engagement, further student

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Alternative Ways to Conduct Lab Activities in Your Classroom

  Science teaching has always been chock full of hands-on activities and experiences to cement learning in the students’ young minds in our classroom. However, due to the pandemic’s various constraints, our “normal” teaching strategies and routines have been completely altered. As we settle into “the new normal,” science teachers

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Science Songs for Your Classroom

Whether you are in remote learning or in the classroom, you can spice up learning by incorporating science songs into your classroom. If you are distance teaching, I love the idea of starting the Google Meet or Zoom session by playing one of these songs to get your students motivated

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Engagement Tips for Remote Learners

Since the onset of COVID-19 and distance learning, many educators find themselves scrambling to find ways to engage our online learners. While most disruptive behaviors are now easily cured with a mute button or removal from the platform, many teachers are left wondering… Are you alive??? If you are wondering

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How to Use Teachers pay Teachers Easel Digital Tool

As we enter this difficult time of remote learning, looking for every digital lesson and activity we can get our hands on, did you know that Teachers pay Teachers has a tool called Easel that will help you turn your PDF documents into engaging, interactive digital lessons? What is Easel by TpT?

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Top Google Apps for Teaching

       Technology came front and center this past spring as teachers everywhere suddenly turned into remote learning specialists managing the ups and downs of all things digital. While eLearning did have a learning curve, the sudden thrust does have many teachers bringing their digital distance teaching knowledge back into the

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