Integrating SEL into Everyday Instruction: 20 Social Emotional Learning Ideas for 2022 – Clutter-Free Classroom

As educators, we know how important it is to make time for social emotional learning (SEL) in our school day. However, our instructional time is already very limited. How can we fit it in? The answer is by integrating SEL into everyday instruction. If you are looking for some advice on how to do this, … Read more

🚨 Ofsted Quotes on ‘Working Memory’ Are Dangerous!

@TeacherToolkit In 2010, Ross Morrison McGill founded @TeacherToolkit from a simple Twitter account through which he rapidly became the ‘most followed teacher on social media in the UK’. In 2015, he was nominated as one of the ‘500 Most Influential People in Britain’ by The Sunday… Read more about @TeacherToolkit Can we trust what is … Read more

Help! I Dread Outdoor Field Trips

Dear WeAreTeachers:I’m a 3rd-grade teacher, and our team decided to go to a nature preserve to learn about the local Native American Kumeyaay tribe. I’m not an outdoorsy person at all, and I dread this field trip. I don’t like being in the sun. Also, I’m not in great physical shape, and this field trip … Read more

Help! I Dread Outdoor Field Trips

Dear WeAreTeachers:I’m a 3rd-grade teacher, and our team decided to go to a nature preserve to learn about the local Native American Kumeyaay tribe. I’m not an outdoorsy person at all, and I dread this field trip. I don’t like being in the sun. Also, I’m not in great physical shape, and this field trip … Read more

Integrated Technology in the ESL Classroom

A helpful blog post about how technology can be integrated into the ESL classroom, with links to research and studies, to help teachers know what works. If you’ve taught English as a second language (ESL) for a few years, you’ll have noticed changes in how educational technology, or edtech, is used. Things like tablets, gamification, … Read more

How power skills bring long-term rewards for students

There’s a good chance you know power skills by another name. Traditionally called “soft skills”, they include competencies such as leadership, problem solving, and creativity. Now, they have undergone something of a rebrand. The impressive new name means these key skill sets are finally getting the recognition they deserve. In a world where the global … Read more

The Best Dragon Books for the Classroom

Who can resist the lure of a dragon? Magical, powerful, and beautiful, the mysterious creatures appear in many children’s stories and fairy tales for a reason: They’re really cool! This list includes books featuring dragons to appeal to kids who love adventurous, dramatic tales, as well as readers who like their dragons to be more … Read more