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Create a Culture, Not a Classroom: Why Seating Charts Matter for Student Success

Kevin Behan Kevin Behan September 10, 2019

This piece originally appeared on EdSurge on August 17, 2019.

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Posted in Learning, classroom management, Teaching, Teacher ideas, back to school

Extending a Hand This Suicide Prevention Month

GoGuardian Team GoGuardian Team September 04, 2019

Suicide Prevention Month coincides with back-to-school, providing an unsettling reminder of how suicide has become a leading cause of death for ages 10-24 and that 16 percent of adolescents have considered suicide. 

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Posted in Safety, Suicide Prevention, Beacon, Mental Health

Fostering Intrinsic Motivation with Tech-Hesitant Teachers

Kat Goyette and Adam Juarez Kat Goyette and Adam Juarez August 28, 2019

Technological devices with internet access have been deployed in schools across the globe. Some educators see this as an opportunity to leverage technology to empower students in accessing, curating, and creating content. Still others are hesitant to place technology into students’ hands in the classroom. Teachers, administrators, and parents may express fears of cyberbullying and inappropriate media use. Educators may indicate that they do not feel comfortable using the technology themselves, much less introducing it to students. 

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Posted in Learning, Technology, edtech, Teaching, back to school, Admin

9 Ways to Make a Big Impact in Your School This Year

Alex Wagner Alex Wagner August 21, 2019

As student’s trickle back into freshly decorated classrooms, laughter fills the halls, and August 2019 comes barreling to an end...it can only be one time of year: Back To School. For the 2019-2020 school year, let’s go out on a limb! Let’s try a few new things. Let’s paint a bathroom door, teach meditation instead of detention, and play with legos in math class! 

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Posted in Learning, edtech, Teaching, Teacher ideas, 2019, learning games, back to school, meditation, legos

7 Creative Ways to Use Google in Your Classroom

Nina W. Nina W. August 14, 2019

As teachers, we’re constantly looking for tools to enhance and extend learning and make our lives easier. Google provides a variety of unique resources that are perfect for exactly this. From scheduling, to sharing assignment information and updates with students and parents, to hosting guest lecturers, there are so many ways Google can help enhance your classroom and simplify your life as a teacher. Using Gmail for easy communication, Drive for information and document sharing, and Google Docs for easy creation of documents for classroom management are just a few of the creative ways that you can use Google in your classroom to improve structure and better support learning.

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Posted in Learning, edtech, Chromebooks in the Classroom, Google Suite for Education, Teaching, Chromebooks, 2019, learning games, games

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