Whether you're teaching digitally, in-person, or a combination of both this article focuses on an area that has been debated for year. Is homework important or not?
Homework has been part of school culture for decades. However, just because it's always been done, it doesn't mean it should continue. Let's take a look at a few questions to help us determine if homework should still have the importance it once had within your classroom.
Flipgrid is one of the first ed tech programs that I used to enhance student engagement within my classroom. The video feature allowed my 5th grade students to show their understanding in a different way. For many of them, it was also a lot more fun than traditional pencil and paper responses. The few who struggled quickly got over seeing themselves in a video and soon learned to love it too. Besides providing engagement opportunities, it was also easy for teachers and students to use.
There are so many ways you can use Flipgrid to engage your students. Here are just a few of those ways:
Do you have any other ideas you'd like added to this post? Make sure to include them in the comments below.
If you've never used Flipgrid before or need a refresher on how to create topics, make sure to check out the videos below.
In my family, Thanksgiving is generally a time of reflecting on what we're thankful for and a time to relax and enjoy each other's company. As we are quickly approaching that season I can easily think of a huge list of things I'm thankful for, however, as an educator who is employed during COVID, I'm most thankful that I almost burned out about seven years ago.
You might think, why is she thankful for almost burning out?!? It's simple; without that experience I wouldn't be an educator that can handle the stressors of 2020 as easily. It helped me mature and gain a better understanding of ways to avoid burn out in the future.
Educator burn out is a real thing. The stress of teaching and personal problems can become too overwhelming. Many educators are facing the burn out battle right now with the uncertainty of the future and the stress of the changes in education COVID has created. From my previous experience with almost burning out I learned a few important tips.
The Tech Lovin' Teacher: Ed Tech TOSA, 15+ year educator, tech enthusiast, curriculum creator