Lesson Planning

10 Classroom Bean Bag Chairs for a Cozy Reading Corner

10 Classroom Bean Bag Chairs for a Cozy Reading Corner

Who doesn’t love bean bag chairs? In 2020, many of these chairs have been tucked away in the name of safety, however, these will be out again soon enough! Classrooms now have bean bags, stability balls, body pillows, couches, and more to accommodate students in learning better. A better environment equals more learning. So if you may need help finding durable, high-quality beanbags, look no further. Here we have compiled a list of the top 10 classroom bean bag chairs to help you decide the for the best beanbags in your classroom ( or school)!
Our list at a glance

Big Joe Classic 98 Bean …

How to Create a Project-Based Learning Lesson

How to Create a Project-Based Learning Lesson

As we discussed the pros and cons of project-based learning in our last article, let’s dive into how to create a project-based learning lesson.
Project-based Learning (PBL) is not a new term or concept. It has been around for over a century, but there has been a considerable push in teachers’ teaching, with the outcome being some projects within the last decade. It encourages students to use critical thinking skills and start to develop 21st- century skills by answer a question or …

How to Create a Bitmoji Classroom in 6 Simple Steps

How to Create a Bitmoji Classroom in 6 Simple Steps

For those looking for a one-liner to define just what exactly a Bitmoji classroom is, here you go:
A Bitmoji classroom is a visual of a virtual classroom or online learning space created in a slide deck program such as PowerPoint or Google Slides.
That’s all! Depending on preference, the teacher can choose to use images that look like photographs, therefore adding an element of realism; or they can use bitmojis that have more of an animated look for increased whimsy.
Teachers Create Bitmoji Classrooms
If you wonder what the Bitmoji craze is all about, you are in the right place. Like many hot topics in education, the making of a Bitmoji …

What You Need in Your Substitute Teacher Bag – With Checklist

What You Need in Your Substitute Teacher Bag – With Checklist

It’s 5:00 on a weekday, and your phone is ringing. You know, the local school is calling. They need a substitute teacher. You didn’t have time to write lesson plans for the day, but there is no need to panic. You know that you have your substitute teacher bag packed with everything you need. Now, you can fully focus on your substitute teaching.

How to Use A Teacher Planner – Three Things to Consider

How to Use A Teacher Planner – Three Things to Consider

When looking to purchase a teacher planner, it is essential to consider many components of the planner to ensure it has everything you want and need. The features we looked for included sections, how it was dated, and paper quality. Below is our take on three components and how to use a teacher planner to get the most out of it.
The Teacher Planner Sections
With the critical point of a teacher planner being organization, we want the planners to have all the essential information in one area. Planners need a place to …

How to Motivate Students to Learn – 6 Simple Ideas

How to Motivate Students to Learn – 6 Simple Ideas

The most challenging job for many teachers is to find strategies on how to motivate students to learn. With an increase in class sizes and the lack of personal contact in online classes, many students lose the fun of learning. But that does not have to be the case anymore. In this article, we will tell you how every teacher can motivate students to learn with ease.
Naturally, children absorb everything new to learn inquisitively. While young children ask questions, explore connections, and talk enthusiastically about everything they found out, older children seem to lose this motivation to explore the world this way. This learning from the inner drive is also called …

8 Ideas For Teaching Math With Lego in Your Classroom

8 Ideas For Teaching Math With Lego in Your Classroom

In this article, we will give you 8 fun ideas for teaching math with LEGO in your classroom or home school. The humble of using LEGO brick may seem like nothing more than a small rectangular chunk of plastic built for playtime. In reality, these little LEGO bricks have long been regarded as an excellent and fun tool in helping kids to build spatial awareness, proportional awareness, and so much more. Today, using LEGOs has become a key player in helping young kids to learn abstract math concepts by making those math concepts more tangible and easy-to-understand. This is known by educators as LEGO math.

Download Your Free Weekly Lesson Plan Template

Download Your Free Weekly Lesson Plan Template

We have created a collection of weekly lesson plans templates for all grades and subjects. All lesson plan templates are provided as a PDF document and are completely free to download. You can either print the weekly lesson plan template or convert the PDF file to a WORD document to make them editable to add times, subjects, and wording. You can then fill out the lesson plan template and save it on your device.
How to Use You Lesson Plans in PDF
Your weekly lesson plan template will be in a PDF document. To write into a PDF document, you will need to make sure you have a compatible app such as …

7 Fantastic Perks of Amazon Prime for Teachers

7 Fantastic Perks of Amazon Prime for Teachers

The benefits of Amazon Prime for teachers are endless. While just about everyone can find something beneficial in the Prime membership offering, there are some fantastic benefits for teachers to make the most out of Amazon Prime with a 30-day free trial. Here are 7 fantastic perks that teachers can take advantage of to make the most of their Amazon Prime memberships!

The 9 Best Teacher Planners 2020/2021

The 9 Best Teacher Planners 2020/2021

Every excellent school year starts with an organized teacher—what better way to be organized than to have the best teacher planner that encourages organization. We have researched numerous planners and have come up with the nine best teacher planners that promote organization and framework for an excellent school year 2020/2021. 
The best teacher planners at a glance
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The 10 Best Classroom Games and Activities in 2020/2021

The 10 Best Classroom Games and Activities in 2020/2021

A fun classroom game begins with a teacher who knows just how to engage and motivate their students through other teaching methods. One thing that is bound to get the competitive learning nature of students going is a good-ole-fashioned game! “School is supposed to be boring,” said no teacher ever! Here, we have researched the best classroom games available on Amazon and some that are free! What educator doesn’t like using free resources, right?
When looking for a great classroom game, you don’t just want something to pass the time. You want to have games that genuinely …

6 Steps of Scaffolding in Education

6 Steps of Scaffolding in Education

In this article, we will show you 6 steps of scaffolding in education. In short, scaffolding is a temporary support from the teacher to help students to achieve proficiency. The teacher gradually removes scaffolding as the students improve.

7 Simple Classroom Management Strategies

7 Simple Classroom Management Strategies

Seeing a teacher with the right classroom management strategies feels magical. The truth is that every teacher can learn classroom management strategies by studying them, inquiring from other teachers what they do, and even talking with school heads about what they have seen that can help.
Here Are 7 Simple Classroom Management Strategies
1. Build Relationships
Building relationships with the students is the most productive classroom management strategy. When students trust their teachers, they put in more effort to work together as a team. When a teacher puts in more effort to know students personally, students …

5 Common Teaching Styles – How Effective Are They?

5 Common Teaching Styles – How Effective Are They?

Every teacher has its teaching style, and each method depends on varying factors, the activity itself, the students, and the teacher’s personality. In this article, we will talk about the 5 most common teaching styles and how effective they really are. The 5 different teaching styles are the teacher as an authority, demonstrator, facilitator, delegator, and conductor. How effective are each of these different types of teaching, and which teaching style is the best?

What to Write in a Lesson Plan Outline – With Free Templates

What to Write in a Lesson Plan Outline – With Free Templates

Designing a practical and actionable lesson plan demands and necessitates dedication, diligence, and an empathetic understanding of your student’s abilities and goals. Weekly lesson plan templates can help you to organize classes and subjects.
As with all teaching activities, the aim is to encourage and motivate learners to absorb, understand, and retain as much content as possible. To achieve this, …

How to Structure a Good Tutoring Session

How to Structure a Good Tutoring Session

It takes more than just being an expert in your field to be an excellent tutor. One-on-one tutoring demands much more from a tutor than teaching.  It is vital to build a good relationship with your students to gain their trust. For a successful future with your students, it is essential to identify their strengths and weaknesses. We put together a few essential tips on how to structure a good tutoring session.
1. The first tutoring session
Be on time! Do not let your students wait. If your tutoring session is at your student’s house, don’t be too early either. Remember that your students often have a busy day and feel pressured and stressed if their lesson …