10 Teaching Strategies to Improve Writing

Written communication is perhaps the important cornerstone of contemporary education. Teachers cannot emphasize enough the importance of students being able to demonstrate what they have learned via the written word.
Yet oftentimes, teachers her the common refrain of, “I can’t think of anything to write!”
Today on TeachHUB.com, writer, educator and frequent TeachHUB.com contributor Janelle Cox offers up some helpful teaching strategies to make writing interesting and fun for all ages of learners, including:
  • Peer talks
  • Audio transcription
  • Story starters
  • And more

How do you get your students writing? Do you have any tips or tricks that you would like to share?
50 Ways to Use Twitter in the Classroom
In this day and age, it’s imperative that teachers use every tool at their disposal to educate their classes. And Twitter is the perfect technology in the classroom tool for educators to keep their students engaged.
Some examples:
  • Track a #hasthtag
  • Live Tweet field trips
  • Role play
  • And more

Do you know how to use twitter in the classroom?
4 Fun Outdoor Winter Recess Ideas
Although the cold winds of winter have probably swept into your area by now, and your students are feeling landlocked because they are stuck inside much of the day, there are ways that educators can use the wintery atmosphere to create outdoor recess activities.
Remember that kids need time away from books, and a good outdoor recess activity in the winter can offer up a needed break.
Some examples:
  • Take a Winter Nature Walk
  • Find an Indoor Space for Active Play

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