Lesson Planning

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 …

All You Need in Your Substitute Teacher Bag (With Checklist)

All You Need in Your Substitute Teacher Bag (With Checklist)

It’s 5:00 am on a week day, 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.

3 Features to Consider When Buying a Teacher Planner

3 Features to Consider When Buying a Teacher Planner

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 these components.
What sections does the planner offer?
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 plan lessons. Other useful …

How to Motivate Students to Learn

How to Motivate Students to Learn

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 intrinsic …

8 Ideas For Teaching Math With Lego

8 Ideas For Teaching Math With Lego

The humble LEGO brick may seem like nothing more than a small rectangular chunk of plastic built for playtime. In reality, these little bricks have long been regarded as an excellent tool in helping children to build spatial awareness, proportional awareness, and so much more. Today, LEGO has become a key player in helping young students to understand abstract math concepts by making those 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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Fun and Simple Classroom Games

Fun and Simple Classroom Games

In this article, we want to talk about the importance of classroom games. We listed some of our favorite classroom games, suitable for all grades and subjects.
Classroom games are not only beneficial for students. Well schemed, classroom games can help interactions between teachers and students in the classroom. Quick and easy games can bring a lot of fun back to the classroom and, more importantly, can bring the focus of the students back to the teacher. Some games allow learners to discover more knowledge through using automated programs, visiting the library, and accessing relevant sites online.
Have an Ace up Your Sleeve
As a teacher or tutor, it is always good to have an ace up …

6 Scaffolding Education Methods

6 Scaffolding Education Methods

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

5 Common Teaching Styles

Every teacher has its teaching style and each style depends on varying factors, the activity itself, and the students. A teaching style is also a result of the teacher’s personality. We have highlighted the five most common teaching styles.

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 deliver the perfect tutoring sessions.
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 would feel pressured and stressed if their…