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25 Steps to Get Organized With Tech in the New Year

Posted by Travis Rink on Thu, Dec 27, 2018

As the holiday break begins to wind down, we often find ourselves thinking about all of the things we need to do to get organized when we head back to our classrooms. Before that first day back approaches, here are 25 steps to help organize yourself with technology:

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Topics: tips for teachers, Classroom Technology, Education Technology

Classroom Resolutions for the New Year

Posted by Charli Mullen on Wed, Dec 26, 2018

The holiday break is our longest during the school year—an approximately two-week flurry of Christmas and New Year’s celebrations. A time to relax, recharge, and gather ourselves for the long slow march toward state-mandated testing in the spring.

I’ve always found January to be the start of my most favorite time in the classroom. The expectations are known, centers have been taught, and I have a solid understanding of my students. I feel that this two-week hiatus ensures that the rest of the winter months going into spring are productive. While I am busy imagining new resolutions for my personal life, I also allow a moment to breathe and reflect on the successes and the failures of the fall term. I have found several themes that I visit each year:

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Topics: tips for teachers

Recharging Your Teaching Battery

Posted by Kristy Nerstheimer on Thu, Dec 20, 2018

Congratulations—the holidays are finally here! Now it’s time to sit back and enjoy some much-needed time off. And who are some of the most deserving of a holiday break? Teachers! Now is the time to recharge your batteries so you can get back to your classroom after the holiday ready to help your students succeed. 

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Topics: tips for teachers

15 Teacher Activities for the Holiday Break!

Posted by Denise Scribner on Wed, Dec 19, 2018

Snow is falling, music is playing, and the wonderful smell of cookies is in the air. School is out for the holiday, and students aren’t the only ones excited about the break! So, what can teachers do with their free time away from the classroom? Here are some fun ideas to give you inspiration:

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Topics: tips for teachers

Brain Research and Education

Posted by Kristy Nerstheimer on Tue, Dec 18, 2018

 

A lot has been written about brain research and education. It can sometimes be overwhelming to remember all the areas of the brain and their functions as well as the best ways to educate students with these functions in mind. Here is a crash course in brain development and some ways teachers can use this information to provide best practice teaching.

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Topics: education industry

CTE Series Part 2: When Does CTE Work Best?

Posted by Kelly Bielefeld on Thu, Dec 13, 2018

In part one of the CTE overview, we provided a short history of career and technical education along with some examples of pros and cons for students and schools when it comes to implementing CTE courses. The real power of CTE, in my opinion, comes when career preparation and college preparation are not independent, but when they work in conjunction with one another.

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Topics: STEM, STEAM

Coming Back From the Conference: How to Maintain the Fire and Energy of New Learning

Posted by Kelly Bielefeld on Wed, Dec 12, 2018

For most of us, conferences can bring about a familiar pattern. We attend the amazing conference full of great speakers. We are inspired to try new things in our school. We understand the research and the significance of how we can impact our students. It is exciting and we are ready to move forward.

Then we return to school. Issues came up with the substitute, grades are due, there are a few parent emails to respond to—you get the idea. So, we take the handouts and materials from the conferences and put them on the shelf behind the desk. We tell ourselves we can get to it over the weekend and really get some things planned to implement next week, but this probably never happens either.

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Topics: Administrator Resources, tips for teachers

An Overview of 2018 Before We Dive Into a New Year

Posted by Mark Elliott on Tue, Dec 11, 2018

When December rolls around each year, it’s hard to believe another year is actually coming to a close. Here at Boxlight, 2018 brought exciting product launches, STEM initiatives, and plenty of collaborative learning events. It’s been a successful year, and we are poised and ready to accomplish even more in 2019!

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Topics: education industry

CTE Series Part 1: The Role of Career and Technical Education (CTE) in Our Schools

Posted by Kelly Bielefeld on Thu, Dec 6, 2018

Learning for the sake of learning is a great idea—students are able to learn what they want and focus on anything of interest. Sounds great, right? Our schools, and in particular our public educational system, exist in part to fill the needs of the careers that our country needs. This isn’t the sole reason that we educate our students, but it is definitely part of it. And rather than just teaching students what may interest them, we attempt to prepare them for specific careers that they can easily transition into after high school or other post-secondary education.

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Topics: STEM

5 Tips for Delivering Effective Professional Development

Posted by Daniel Leis on Wed, Dec 5, 2018

 Teachers Make the Worst Students!

Teachers say it themselves all the time: Teachers can make the worst students. While we know there are no bad students, we do agree that professional development needs to be truly excellent to make an impact. From the thousands of PD sessions we have delivered, we’ve learned there are five key insights that may help you develop and deliver more effective PD—especially when technology is part of the mix.

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Topics: tips for teachers, Administrator Resources, Professional Development for Teachers

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