Teachers make an average 3,500 decisions per day. As a former teacher, I’d argue we make significantly more than that. This especially goes for students who are struggling personally. Offering emotional encouragement, as well as coping strategies for students, is necessary as they often look to us for support.
Watching your students struggle in school can be disheartening. As both a mentor and a mother, I have noticed many things that educators can do to nurture self-confidence in students. Here are 5 tips on teaching your students meaningful self esteem lessons to re-empower them.
Beyond teaching state standards and common core curriculum, we as educators can play a role in teaching self-care and stress management techniques for students. This kind of “toolkit” is just as important to ensure student success as exam preparation. Click to learn more.
The crystal ball for career planning is decidedly less certain than it was in the past. By some estimates, 85% of the jobs that will exist in 2030 haven’t even been invented yet, and there are number of STEM skills that will help students be successful. Read to learn what they are.
Learn how to prevent harassment in the workplace by getting rid of common sexual harassment misconceptions.
Transgender issues in the workplace are numerous: few gender identity discrimination laws, hostile coworkers, and unprepared employers. Here's how better workplace inclusion is possible.
Statistics show that 70% of K-12 students have witnessed cyberbullying in schools. While cyberbullying has become an all-too-familiar term over the past decade, the form it takes evolves with the ever-changing landscape of social media, online forums, and increasing cell phone use by what seems like younger and younger students.
Building a classroom community where all students feel welcome and a sense of belonging is a task that most teachers spend the first few weeks of school focusing on. Use these inclusive classroom strategies to help get you started. Click to read more.
Teaching entrepreneurship skills and entrepreneurial thinking has become increasingly relevant for student success in the real world. The ability to think entrepreneurially is especially well suited for today's ever-changing economy, as well as one aspect of it that often goes unnoticed: freelancers, who thrive in what is known as the "Gig Economy". Click to learn more.
Skilled entrepreneurs have the vision to identify an opportunity, know when to act, and the tenacity to overcome obstacles along the way. To offer ideas for tapping into your students’ adventuring spirit, we’re featuring two middle school teachers who paired entrepreneurship with innovation through Shark Tank lesson plans based on the show.