Kinesthetic Fall & Halloween Fun

Kinesthetic Fall & Halloween Fun

Fall is filled with cooler days, colorful changing leaves, and a multitude of pumpkin, scarecrow, and ghoul displays. While you may be teaching virtually this year, your students can still have Halloween fun while learning. By using these games and active learning...
How Movement Enhances SEL

How Movement Enhances SEL

In light of the shift to remote learning for many schools, you may be wondering how you can apply Social Emotional Learning (SEL) from afar. CASEL, the world’s leading organization in promoting integrated academic, social, and emotional learning identified five main...
How Furniture Can Affect Learning

How Furniture Can Affect Learning

Educators are beginning to show more interest in furniture and how classroom setup may impact learning. In some schools, traditional individual desks have been replaced with rectangular tables and chairs. In other schools, teachers are introducing non-traditional...
Real-World Walkabout: Quiz, Quiz, Trade

Real-World Walkabout: Quiz, Quiz, Trade

This Real-World Walkabout asks students to move around the classroom and quiz each other on vocabulary words that have previously been covered in class. Quiz, Quiz, Trade is a fantastic game for reviewing any type of material and can even be adjusted to focus on a...
Active Learning and ADHD

Active Learning and ADHD

In a previous post on the executive function hypothesis, we highlighted the executive function of the brain and how ADHD is essentially a deficit disorder of that function. However, when ADD or ADHD is diagnosed early, teachers and caretakers can help children develop...
Is Technology Beneficial for My Classroom?

Is Technology Beneficial for My Classroom?

When evaluating whether to use technology in the classroom, educators should ask, “Will this tech benefit my students and me?” The driving factor behind any decision to use technology in the classroom should hinge upon the answer to that question. For many teachers,...
Teacher Benefits from Technology in the Classroom

Teacher Benefits from Technology in the Classroom

When we discuss technology, we are referring not only to programs that students can use but also to programs that help teachers do their jobs behind-the-scenes more quickly and efficiently. In our previous post on digital equity in education, we discussed the...
The Executive Function Hypothesis

The Executive Function Hypothesis

The Executive Function Hypothesis was developed in the 1970s by Karl Pribram and other experts in psychology and psychiatry. Russell Barkley, Ph.D., defines executive function as “the cognitive or mental abilities that people need to actively pursue goals,” and it is...