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How to foster innovation in education

Get a hundred teachers together at a conference on innovation in education and there's a very particular atmosphere in the room. Excitement, hope and passionate enthusiasm mingle with fear about the future , insecurity about current practice, and curiosity about the practical demands of the rapid technological revolution.

Introducing Your Class Rules

Specific Ways to Introduce Your Rules to Students 

 

It's important to introduce your class rules on the first day of school. These rules serve as a guideline for students to follow throughout the school year. The following article will give you a few tips on how to introduce your class rules, and why it's best to only have a few.

5 Fun Field Trip Ideas

Field Trip Ideas for Elementary School Classrooms 

 

Field trips are a wonderful way for children to connect what they are learning in class to the outside world. For instance, if you are teaching your students about dinosaurs, the best way to wrap up the unit is to bring the class on a field trip to your local dinosaur exhibit at the museum.

Classroom Activities to Keep Their Brains Fit

Besides keeping healthy and staying fit, we need to have a fit brain. Many studies have shown that in order to avoid Alzheimer’s disease when we are older, it’s important to keep our brains active now.

Classroom Games, Activities to Make Test Prep Meaningful

For many teachers, this time of the year means state testing. The words “standardized testing” usually come with a lot of groans and eye rolls. But test preparation doesn’t have to be stressful and boring:  There are ways to make it more meaningful and engaging where students (and even you) may enjoy it.