Face it, we all love field trips! Getting out of the school and visiting an historic site or attending a performance is fun for everyone! Well, maybe not for everyone. Having chaperoned fifteen, four-day trips to Washington, DC with eighth-graders, I can attest, while exciting and fun, it was also exhausting! With today’s budget constraints
A teacher is responsible for the content they teach, but more importantly to teach students how to apply their content to be successful. That includes SEL. Teachers instill procedures in class for a positive learning environment but also to instill skill sets for students to apply in and out of the classroom to be emotionally
Visit Mr. Eric Williams’ grade 8 math class in Toronto, Ontario to see how he utilizes Math Techbook to support and engage his students The Big Idea Mr. Williams’s students are exploring geometry and specifically angles and measurement. He has arranged his classroom with a variety of stations that include a basic understanding of
In this SOS Top Ten list, we showcase instructional strategies that support “Make Sense of Learning,” Phase 4 of McREL International’s six-phase model of learning.
Find out ten popular Spotlight on Strategies to use as professional development tools for educators.
April Fools Day is here and it’s always a challenge to celebrate this tricky day with students. This year, we’re encouraging you to focus on education as a means to keep oneself from getting fooled! Take a look at some of our series that delve into myths, stunts, and legends and choose a few to
I have been an educator for twenty-six plus years and if I were honest in the past the science fair was something I dreaded. In my early experiences with school science fairs, everyone involved seemed to be more focused on the final product rather than the true purpose of the event, to effectively teach and
Learn the Top Ten SOS for Promoting Global Citizenship.
Rediscover how to actively engage students in building a strong academic vocabulary with SOS Vocab Scavenger Hunt.
Can you track the seasonal changes by the energy in your classroom? Spring equinox, vernal equinox, first day of spring, whatever you call it, it’s time to say goodbye to winter and say hello to spring. Worms will start appearing, the birds will dial up their song, and we may breathe a sigh of relief