How To Make Learning More Engaging For Students

contributed by Graham GlassCEO at Cypher Learning When you think back to your school years, those teachers who managed to inspire the class through exciting lessons will no doubt be the most memorable. These teachers would always find a way to make even the dullest of lessons captivating, creating a positive impact on students’ learning … Read more

18 Inspiring Presidents’ Day Videos For Kids

In the US, Presidents’ Day falls on the third Monday of February. Originally, it was a day to celebrate George Washington and was later expanded to include Abraham Lincoln. Today, it’s a time to honor all of America’s commanders-in-chief. These Presidents’ Day videos cover the history of the day, plus lots of fun and interesting … Read more

12 Tools for Making Classroom Posters From edshelf

Need to create a poster for your classroom? There are a number of websites and mobile apps you can use to help you craft something beautiful and informative. Included here are tools for finding & creating infographicssuch as Vengage and Infogram, apps for making collages, such as PicCollage and Canva, and services that put everything … Read more

“I Never Thought I’d Leave Teaching, But Here I Am”

“I’m the quintessential great teacher,” Reddit user NopeNotMain posted recently. “Perfect scores on evaluations, teacher-of-the-year, mentor, two-decades-in sort of teacher…And I’m quitting.” We all know that teaching is facing challenges, with 50% of educators saying they are considering leaving. But what NopeNotMain’s thread revealed is it isn’t just new teachers considering throwing in the towel. … Read more

From Inquiry To Social Learning

by TeachThought Staff What are the principles of modern learning? Well, that depends on how you define ‘learning’ and what you’d consider ‘modern.’ Richard Olsen put together this useful visual way, way back in 2013–a chart that lays out three categories of a modern approach to learning–Modern, Self-Directedand Social. These broad categories are then broken … Read more

Try Tract to Find Inspiration for Fun Lessons

Disclosure: Tract is an advertiser on FreeTech4Teachers.com Last fall I introduced many of you to Tract as a platform for Genius Hour activities, for PBL, and for remote learning. Many of you have reported that it has been great for all of those things. Now I’d like to suggest another way to think about using … Read more

Why Does the School Football Program Come First?

Dear WearTeachers:As a high school teacher, the special treatment our football team really gets under my skin. They’re incredibly well-funded and have tons of support staff. Meanwhile, I can’t afford lab equipment for dissections, and my only help is a TA. Plus, the players are always getting out of class for football-related events. The coaches … Read more

How Inquiry Teaching Can Help Us Through Divided Times –

How Inquiry Teaching Can Help Us Through Divided Times by Drew Perkins, Director of TeachThought PD Educators and education, in general, political are getting swept into the morass of culture wars and polemic battles playing out in our media and processes and the downstream effects aren’t only disspiriting, they’re dangerous. Dangerous to and for the … Read more