Character Education Activities for Middle School

Character education activities for middle school

You’ve arrived. You read “What is Character Education?” and you’ve checked out “Examples of Character Education.” now you’re looking for some activities you can implement in your character education lesson plans. Alongside literacy, mathematics, language arts, and social studies, teaching social skills is one of the most foundational things we can be teaching our middle […]

Why We Celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day

MLK Day

On the third Monday of each year, Americans commemorate the life and work of an exceptional person — Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. (MLK). MLK was among the most influential figures in the African American civil rights movement during the 1960s. His leadership and rhetorical prowess were paramount to the Civil Rights Act of 1964 […]

Celebrating Kwanzaa With Your Class

Celebrating Kwanzaa

Why celebrate Kwanzaa? Celebrating different cultures matters. All students should feel safe to express who they are and share their beliefs, values, and traditions. There are roughly 42 million people who identify as African American in the US, and African American children account for around 15% of school students. Let’s take this opportunity to celebrate […]

Warm-Up Activities for High School Classes

Keeping your high school learners’ attention can feel like a challenge at times. Especially if you’re teaching during the warmer months and your class happens to be straight after lunchtime!If you haven’t already, check out our blog on middle-school warm-up activities for a good place to start. If you’re after something a little more advanced, […]

Celebrate Hanukkah in Your Classroom

Celebrating Hanukkah

Blog is written by Rabbi Jonathon Simons. A Jewish studies teacher from the UK. He teaches coding and robotics to primary school children and is CEO of his own company Code Inventorz. Why celebrate Hanukkah? As our schools become more multicultural, celebrating different cultures in the classroom is increasingly important. All students should feel safe […]

Showing Gratitude with Friendsgiving

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We’re often so busy in our day-to-day lives that we forget to show gratitude to the people who care about us the most, our friends. So, we thought, instead of having a traditional Thanksgiving Day and Thanksgiving dinner, why not put a slight twist on events and celebrate Friendsgiving instead? Because friends are worthy of […]

Importance of Handwriting in the Modern Classroom | Logitech

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The need to flex our writing skills with physical pen and paper is becoming increasingly rare. So, why do we still bother teaching handwriting in schools? Technology gives us interactive, instant letter formation through typing and apps. Isn’t it obvious that the next generation will need even less handwriting practice than we did? If writing […]

Don’t DIS my ABILITIES | Learning Disabilities Awareness Month

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By Patricia Ferris, Instructional Technology Coach, Learning Technology Center Edited by Sam Fishel, Digital Content Specialist, Learning Technology Center While scrolling through my news feed recently, I came across a caption that I’ve been thinking about ever since – “Don’t DIS my ABILITIES!” Those four words have really stuck with me because they perfectly capture […]

Learning Disabilities Awareness Month

Learning Disabilities Awareness Month

October is Learning Disabilities Awareness Month (and Dyslexia Awareness Month) — a time to reflect on, and increase awareness about, the millions of learners who have specific learning disabilities, learning differences, or learning disorders. It’s a time to share tools, strategies, and initiatives to make the school year more enabling and productive for those who […]

Tips for Fake News Lesson Planning

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Fake news is everywhere and it’s causing very real problems – from interfering with political elections to undermining public health. Nearly 80% of United States consumers report having seen fake news related to Covid-19, according to research by Statista. More broadly speaking, all global citizens who have access to digital information are subject to fake […]