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What Football Can Teach Us About Time Management in the Classroom

GoGuardian Team GoGuardian Team September 17, 2019

The start of the school year always coincides with the start of football season. While the two may not seem like they have much in common at first, you’d be surprised how many skills they share. From discipline to learning game plans to addressing mistakes and then fixing those mistakes, the only real difference is that the Super Bowl can be more exciting than a history final exam! In this post, we’ll talk about a skill that’s crucial for both football players and kids: time management. 

In a football game, certain plays take up more time than others. Sometimes, you want to stop the clock by going out of bounds, and other times you want to stay in bounds and bleed the clock. Just like with students in the classroom, football players learn these rules from a very young age. When they join the NFL, time management becomes second nature. So let’s take a look at a few ways we can help our students prepare for the games ahead:

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Posted in Learning, Technology, classroom management, Teaching, Teacher ideas, time management, classroom

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

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

Thank You For Showing Us Your Heart at ISTE 2019

GoGuardian Newsroom GoGuardian Newsroom July 26, 2019

Thank you to all who spread a little heart with us at ISTE last month at the GoGuardian Giving Tree. We are thrilled to share that we dropped off the check of $7,390 to Coded by: Kids yesterday in Philadelphia. Forgoing our conference giveaways this year will help Coded by: Kids prepare underrepresented young people to succeed as tech leaders through project-based learning and mentorship. We appreciate your heart-folding enthusiasm at ISTE and your understanding for why we didn’t give out swag this year. It’s an incredible feat to see this community come together to promote teaching, technology, and equitable opportunities through this effort, and we couldn't be prouder to share it with you. 

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Posted in events, edtech, conference, Teaching, Gratitude, Teacher ideas, 2019, Teacher Appreciation, iste

5 Strategies for Building Improved Student-Teacher Relationships

Nina W. Nina W. July 24, 2019

Improving teacher-student relationships

Building healthy relationships is an essential part of the learning process for both teachers and students. Establishing and maintaining healthy relationships with coworkers, administration, and parents enables us to effectively partner to give our students the best educational experiences with the greatest outcomes. But equally important to this process is creating and sustaining healthy relationships with students that allow us to provide the supportive guidance necessary to ensure their academic and personal success. Below are a few strategies that can help each of us improve these relationships.

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Posted in Learning, Social-Emotional Learning, edtech, Classroom Management Solution, Whole Child, Teaching, Gratitude, Teacher ideas, 2019

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