Do Games Belong in the Classroom?

Posted by Alex Podchaski on Apr 15, 2019 11:00:00 AM

Modern classrooms are awash in technology. From devices to 3D printers to robotics, there seems to be no end to the different activities that engage our students. Although it appears it is the gadgets and gizmos that have our students’ attention, it is more likely the way teachers are choosing to employ the various technologies. Instead of simple lessons or projects, many teachers use the concept of gamification to get students learning on a deeper level.

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Topics: technology, classroom, project-based learning

5 Benefits of Small Class Sizes

Posted by Meghan Hodgin on Apr 1, 2019 11:00:00 AM

There are proven benefits of small classroom sizes - from increased achievement to higher graduation rates. The way students learn and perform are significantly impacted by a small classroom environment - specifically those with fewer than 20 children. Students are more likely to receive individualized attention, which enhances learning opportunities, improves behavior, builds a community and produces overall better results, from test scores to grades.

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Topics: teaching, classroom, elementary school, tips, success skills

Today’s Classrooms Must Teach to the 4 Types of Learners

Posted by Ann Higgins on Jan 24, 2017 12:00:00 AM

When I was in school, a well-planned, one-size-fits-all lesson was the way we learned. We sat at our tables quietly, listened to our teacher and raised our hand when we had a question. You could usually hear a pin drop, as noise was frowned upon. The teacher was the star of the show, and the students were the audience members. Today, the classroom is made up of an ensemble cast, featuring both the teacher and the students.

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Topics: education, classroom, learners