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When the Cameras Are Off: 5 Ways to Keep Kids Engaged Through a Screen
Sept. 28, 2020 Blog post When the Cameras Are Off: 5 Ways to Keep Kids Engaged Through a Screen main image

As a teacher forced into virtual teaching thanks to the Covid-19 pandemic, nothing is more deflating than logging into an online class ready to see the student’s smiling faces, only to see a cold, dark screen. Even though many schools are requiring children to turn on their webcams, the reality is that is oftentimes simply not happening. For these students, it can be impossible to tell if they’re even behind the screen participating during the lesson! Fortunately, there are a few tricks of the trade to increase engagement and build positive relationships with students, even when the screens are off. Keep reading to find out why some screens are going blank, and what teachers can do to engage kids during virtual instruction.

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Managing Stress and Avoiding Teacher Burnout in the Age of Coronavirus: Part I
Sept. 14, 2020 Blog post Managing Stress and Avoiding Teacher Burnout in the Age of Coronavirus: Part I main image

Managing stress during the Covid-19 pandemic hasn’t been easy for anyone, but for teachers, it has been especially tough to keep up while completely revamping lesson plans to deliver instruction over the web. Now more than ever before, it’s important that educators remember to take time for themselves and to practice self-care as much as possible. This article offers teachers helpful strategies to avoid teacher burnout and to keep stress at a manageable level.

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Making the Case for Flexibility and Grace: The Importance of Flexibility This Fall
Aug. 31, 2020 Blog post Making the Case for Flexibility and Grace: The Importance of Flexibility This Fall main image

The 2020-2021 school year has just begun, and already it is proving to be one of the toughest that teachers and families have ever encountered. With children finding themselves in a mix of online and in-person learning, more instruction and assignments are moving online with digital formats dominating teaching methods this fall. So, as everyone adjusts, what can teachers do to support their students as they adapt to changing guidelines and new learning tools? The answer is none other than flexibility and grace. Keep reading to discover the importance of flexibility in the classroom, and to find a list of do’s and don’ts when it comes to teaching practices this school year.

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Classrooms as Online Monitoring Centers: Childcare and Schooling Ideas for Teachers
Aug. 25, 2020 Blog post Classrooms as Online Monitoring Centers: Childcare and Schooling Ideas for Teachers main image

For working parents, including teachers, the pandemic presents a whole host of problems that didn’t exist just six or seven months ago. One of the largest hurdles for teachers headed back to the classroom this fall is the prospect that their own children may be expected to learn at home virtually while they themselves have to report to campus. What can educators, or any other essential workers do? While the answers are less than perfect, there are some potential solutions. Keep reading to learn more about utilizing classrooms as online monitoring stations and find alternative ideas for childcare during the coronavirus.

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Teaching and Schooling Pods: Alternative Teaching in Troubled Times
Aug. 11, 2020

You may have seen something about it on the news or social media, but during this strange summer amidst ongoing coronavirus outbreaks, microschooling has become all the rage! If you’re looking to find more information about teaching pods, what they are, and benefits versus disadvantages, you’ve come to the right place! Keep reading to learn about how pods can help both teachers and families! 

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10 Things Teachers Need Before Reopening Schools
Aug. 3, 2020 Blog post 10 Things Teachers Need Before Reopening Schools main image

Back-to-school season is officially underway with supplies lining the store shelves, but as most parents are vividly aware, the upcoming school year will look nothing like usual! Without knowing what kids might need for this uncertain year, you might find yourself asking, “what are the most needed school supplies for teachers”? The answer isn’t what you think! Instead of pens and pencils, another list is taking shape. Read this article to find 10 things that teachers need from schools, the community, and parents before reopening the classroom door this fall!

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Homeschooling Versus Virtual School: What’s the Difference?
July 28, 2020 Blog post Homeschooling Versus Virtual School: What’s the Difference? main image

We’ve already talked a little bit about the touch choices parents will have to make as students prepare to head back to the classroom, whether in person, or online. But one option that many parents are considering in the age of the coronavirus is to homeschool their children. At this point, you might be asking yourself, “is virtual school homeschool?” It’s a great question, too, because many parents may be confused over what makes it different if kids are learning at home under both modes of instruction. This article is meant to lay out the differences. Keep reading to learn more about these options, and points to ponder when making a decision between the two!

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Prevent summer slide with the updated Kids Academy for Schools
May 14, 2020 Blog post Prevent summer slide with the updated Kids Academy for Schools main image

We’re happy to announce that the new version of Kids Academy for Schools is live! This update brings more tools for educators making it easier to differentiate instruction, follow student assignments, and help prevent the dreaded summer slide.

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5 Easy Steps to Create a Home Summer Learning Plan
May 1, 2020 Blog post 5 Easy Steps to Create a Home Summer Learning Plan main image

Afraid of the summer learning slide? Put your child to work in a fun and meaningful way by creating a unique summer learning plan tailored to the needs and interests of your child. Select rewards, create goals, and plan exciting activities that will energize your child for summer learning! This article offers you a step-by-step guide to designing your child’s very own summer learning program that will keep him and her learning each and every day this summer break!

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21st Century Classroom Design Ideas for Elementary and Middle School
March 23, 2020

In the past few decades, educators have learned a lot about how students learn best. One important consideration is the learning environment itself. Gone are the days of desks lined up in a row, all facing the teacher in the center of the room. Today, teachers are moving towards designing a classroom for 21st century learning. This article explores the essential ingredients that should go into making a modern and relevant classroom. Keep reading to find exciting new ideas to give your room a face lift! 

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