Teachers can set up engaging, interactive lessons on vocabulary and culture—and check on students’ well-being.
As a classroom teacher, I’m always looking for educational technology tools that promote student engagement, embed social and emotional learning, and bolster language acquisition for my students.
One of my favorites is Pear Deck. Here, I want to highlight five ways you can integrate the tool into your world language classroom—or any classroom—either online or in person.
Think back to your own experiences as an elementary, middle, or high school student. What made going to school meaningful?
For both of us, that answer is simple: It was the human connections we made. Yes, we liked learning new things—but, more often than not, our enjoyment came from the support we received from caring teachers and the satisfaction of discovering new ideas with friends.
Educators share their best synchronous and asynchronous strategies to boost student participation during online learning.
In every classroom, there are students who always have their hand raised to participate, and those who are hesitant to engage.
The upcoming school year will be filled with uncertainty, but they need to keep students engaged while working from home feels like a sure thing. Fortunately, there is a science of motivation.
The sudden, unplanned move to distance learning during spring 2020 drove a wedge into the middle of the school year—disrupting academic schedules, putting an end to extracurriculars, and undercutting the assessment and academic feedback cycles in most schools. Student motivation, predictably, foundered.