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The posts in this category cover subjects teachers and professors involved in delivering 21st century education might find useful or at least interesting.

The future of STEM education
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3D printing, drones, and AI — The future of STEM education?

Teachers

A STEM curriculum is based on the key idea that disciplines should not be taught as separate and discrete subjects, but in an integrated manner that focuses on real-life application, to create problem-solving skills. If we use technology in real life to find innovative solutions to technical problems, why not use them with STEM students as well?

music as a strategy for more inclusive e-learning
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Using music as a strategy for more inclusive e-learning and course design

Teachers

E-learning is a promising option for students who weren’t able to find success in a traditional classroom, and music education may help bring everything in balance. By making music a cornerstone of your lesson plan, your students may discover that they can more easily process ideas and concepts, propelling them towards success both in and out of their virtual classroom.

amplifying literacy with technology
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8 Lessons in amplifying literacy with technology

Teachers

Teachers often feel as if they’re competing with technology for the attention of students. The presence of devices and apps in their students’ lives seems to be in the way of instilling a habit of reading. Technology can be both a distractor and a positive factor, which gave me an idea to celebrate this month by making a case for the latter.

digital tools to help students develop a variety of skills
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Using digital tools to help students develop a variety of skills

Teachers

There are many digital tools that can be used in the classroom to build a variety of skills. To decide where to start, think about some of the tasks that might be taking up a lot of your time, or reflect on some issues or challenges you might be having. With so many options available, we can provide something for all students that can meet their interests and specific learning needs.

AR is here. Is your classroom onboard?
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AR is here. Is your classroom on board?

Teachers

AR is still far from being present in day to day teaching, but its usefulness can easily be seen. Including AR in class will increase students’ motivation and engagement. What is more, AR stimulates creativity and critical thinking, but also facilitates collaboration, which means it contributes to the development of the 21st century skills.

self-actualization and how to help students achieve it
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The complexity of self-actualization and how to help students achieve it

Teachers

Self-actualization can be a beautiful thing to watch, especially as a teacher. Knowing that you were able to play a part in students becoming the best version of themselves will be a rewarding feeling, not only for you but also for your students. Most importantly, encourage positivity, goals, and teamwork among your students — you’ll see the difference in no time!

Implementing differentiated instruction
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Implementing differentiated instruction: the good and the bad

Teachers

Differentiated instruction is a necessity in today’s classroom. Even though there are some drawbacks to it, the benefits are obvious: no student is left behind. Everyone has a chance to reach mastery of concepts while learning at their own pace and at their own level of understanding.

be a good teacher
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5 Ways to be a good teacher

Teachers

Teaching is a profession that requires an enormous amount of patience and dedication. However, it’s also one of the most rewarding professions out there. You’re part of one of the most essential systems in society. Education is crucial, and society requires good teachers. Follow some of the above tips and you’ll be on your way to becoming an even better teacher.

teacher memes for 2019
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Our favorite teacher memes for 2019

Teachers

We know you are passionate about being a teacher and the rewards that you receive from your students compensate for everything else that might put you down. We are pretty sure you’ve been trying to forget all the nagging things that come with the job during this festive time, but we would like to give you a short meme retrospective of this year.

teach students how to learn
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For effective learning, teach students how to learn

Teachers

Active recall and spaced repetition can improve test scores and long term retention. Teachers can start by incorporating low stakes quizzes or teaching them how to schedule study time at home. The biggest benefit is that students can apply this method in any area of their lives, whether they want to get into the college of their dreams, learn a foreign language, learn how to code, etc.

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