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Moving from Student Engagement to Student Empowerment

Moving from Student Engagement to Student Empowerment

Take your classroom to the next level by ensuring it's set up to encourage all students to feel empowered, every day. When reflecting on the idea of school or the classroom, they're often thought of as places where students "have" to learn. So it's no surprise that we...

Collaborative Teaching for a New Learning Experience

Collaborative Teaching for a New Learning Experience

Challenge your students and create a more inclusive classroom with collaborative teaching.  Blog written by Alexandra Hunter – formally trained art teacher currently working with students aged 12-13 in a homeroom setting.   Collaborative teaching can be...

5 Questions to Ask Parents at the Start of a New School Year

5 Questions to Ask Parents at the Start of a New School Year

As technology in the classroom brings parents closer to their child's education, it also opens up the communication lines between parents and teachers! And while, at times, this can seem overwhelming, it gives you the chance to get a deeper insight into their child's...

The Benefits of Regular Student Reflection

The Benefits of Regular Student Reflection

Let your students lead their learning by finding out what they want to achieve and how you can help them get there. Student reflection is such an important part of the learning journey; not only to help students understand and acknowledge the work they've achieved and...

The Benefits of Formative Assessment | Kami Classroom

The Benefits of Formative Assessment | Kami Classroom

What is formative assessment, and why should you be considering it as part of your regular teaching routine? Formative assessment is an assessment-styled task or piece of work, designed to provide feedforward and feedback to students. The goal of formative assessment...

Celebrating Cultural Diversity in the Classroom

Celebrating Cultural Diversity in the Classroom

Four quick tips to help you bring celebrations of diversity into your classroom Celebrating different cultures in the classroom is extremely important as our schools become more multicultural. Students should feel safe to express who they are and share their beliefs,...

Gratitude Journal for Kids | Kami Resources

Gratitude Journal for Kids | Kami Resources

Here's a fun and functional way to get your students to show daily gratitude!Daily Gratitude Journal Download the full journal below:We get it. With all the pressures in the world today, it can often be a struggle to find joy and happiness in the little things. Throw...

3 Ways to Teach Gratitude in the Classroom

3 Ways to Teach Gratitude in the Classroom

Find five editable Kami Gratitude Resources down below. (Instructions for using the Gratitude Tree and Frames are in the blog!) When we're thankful and appreciative, that warm, fuzzy hormone oxytocin is released in our body, promoting feelings of love and wellbeing....

8 Student Emotional Check-in Techniques

8 Student Emotional Check-in Techniques

Conducting student check-ins with your class is important in so many ways; they help build self-awareness, self-regulation, and a more trustworthy learning environment. They can also help students build social-emotional skills for Social-Emotional Learning (SEL) and...

10 Ways to Check for Student Understanding | Kami Classroom

10 Ways to Check for Student Understanding | Kami Classroom

Checking student understanding is a vital part of any teaching process. It helps guide you in pacing the lesson appropriately, as well as ensuring your students are engaged and learning! However, sometimes it can be tricky – it might be last period on a Friday...