Importance of handwriting in the modern classroom | Logitech

Graphic of the Kami dashboard using a handwriting template

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 […]

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

Graphic showing a news article with speech bubbles over the top

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 […]

Celebrating World Teachers’ Day

Kami Dog with Love Heart Balloon

Whether you knew it or not, October 5th is set aside each year to celebrate World Teachers’ Day. Also known as International Teachers’ Day, it’s been around since 1994 after the UNESCO Recommendation acknowledging the responsibilities of teachers. First celebrated in 1994, the day is meant to recognize the positive impact that teachers have in […]

Interactive Activities to Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month

Hispanic Heritage Month Interactive Activities

Buscas esto en espaňol, lo puedes encontra aqui. National Hispanic Heritage Month is upon us and you’re probably here searching for a way you can celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month. The good news is, you’ve already started! Odds are, there’s already a lot more Hispanic culture around you than you realized. Hispanic Americans make up nearly one-fifth […]

Celebrate National Hispanic Heritage Month

Celebrating Hispanic Heritage

Buscas esto en espaňol, lo puedes encontra aqui. Each year, we want to recognize the achievements and contributions of Hispanic Americans who have inspired others to achieve success. It’s always celebrated from September 15 to October 15. The Official Flag of the Hispanic People (open Source) In the USA and many other countries, Hispanic culture […]

Setting Classroom Expectations | Social Contract Template

Classroom Expectations

The classroom is a safe space to explore new ideas, be creative, and express yourself – but that doesn’t mean it shouldn’t come with certain behavior expectations. It might sound counter-intuitive, but by expecting positive behavior from your students, you’re also ensuring you keep your classroom as that haven you work hard every day to […]

Classroom Rules | Social contract template for your classroom

Classroom Rules

You probably know all too well: students don’t always come to class willing and ready to listen to your every command. Maybe they need a snack or a nap, or even a hug (don’t we all). That’s why establishing fair and agreed-upon class rules is the perfect hack for classroom management and student behavior. Having […]

Celebrate Bastille Day | Bastille Day in the Classroom

Celebrate Bastille Day | Bastille Day in the Classroom

Bastille Day, or La Fête Nationale, is a French national holiday celebrated annually on the 14th of July. This special day commemorates the 1789 storming of the Bastille (Bastille Prison), a key moment at the beginning of the French Revolution and the formation of the first French republic. How is Bastille Day celebrated in France? […]

Celebrate Matariki with Your Students

Celebrate Matariki with Your Students

This kōrero is written in collaboration with the team at Kura Rēhia, a collective who create games, resources and events for a bilingual Aotearoa. A huge mihi to the mahi of Rangi Matamua and Te Wānanga o Aotearoa. Mānawatia a Matariki! Mānawa maiea te putanga o Matariki | Hail the rise of Matariki Mānawa maiea te […]