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

Tips for teachers to make the most of edtech

4 Tips for teachers to make the most of edtech


Teachers play a crucial role in the successful use of edtech in the classroom, especially now, when every classroom is either hybrid or virtual. Those who manage to achieve great results understand the importance of finding the right edtech, align it with students’ learning objectives, don’t overlook the hardware side of edtech, and are active in their edtech communities.

The truth about Maslow before Bloom

The truth about “Maslow before Bloom”


Misunderstood theories don’t support excellent teaching. Although famous, Maslow’s HN is controversial and has limited empirical support. Teachers, while awesome at what they do, cannot do it all by themselves. We need to look at the bigger picture if we want to apply “Maslow before Bloom”.

Digital citizenship: a conceptual model for developing a K-12 curriculum

Digital citizenship: a conceptual model for developing a K-12 curriculum


Digital citizenship is essential for all people living in a digital economy. Those who design and implement policies should understand the deep roots of all the processes involved: proper values and right attitudes help shape the necessary skills one needs to develop knowledge and critical understanding of the self and of the world.

SEL skills in online education

Teaching SEL skills in online education


Bringing SEL in the classroom is not the latest fad, but an essential core component of any educational system that wants to help students have well-balanced social and emotional lives. Let’s see how we can approach the five core SEL competencies in online education!

DOs and DON’Ts in Project-Based Learning

10 DOs and DON’Ts in Project-Based Learning


If we want to raise our children to be independent, creative, and self-sufficient, PBL might help a lot. Moreover, PBL can boost social and soft-skills, as working on a project implies collaboration and communication with colleagues.

mindfulness activities for the virtual classroom

9 Easy mindfulness activities for the virtual classroom


Mindfulness-based intervention can improve cognitive performance, resilience, and mental health. It can also help students focus during lessons. The easiest way to start a mindfulness practice in your own physical or virtual classroom is to incorporate short and easy techniques in your everyday lessons.

learned to improve education

From normal to better: Using what we’ve learned to improve education


As much as we want our world to return to normal, we cannot forget that last year’s normal wasn’t perfect. We are in a unique position where we can vividly recall the great things about school – especially the relationships and new worlds opened up by education – and to try to change the parts that were unhelpful and sometimes even harmful.

Teaching students how to manage digital distractions

Teaching students how to manage digital distractions


Perhaps schools will eventually teach technology management, which includes using technology for learning and professional development. Until then, teachers are left to find the most effective methods to turn a potential distraction into a useful tool. Here are a few ideas that can successfully be implemented in any classroom:

outdoor learning

Can outdoor learning help hone your students’ learning?


Moving instruction outdoors, at least partially, for subjects that have some applicability outside of the classroom walls, can result in a number of positive outcomes. Subjects like science, mathematics, literature, and art can all benefit from outdoor inspiration. Here are three ways outdoor learning can be beneficial for students: