Month: April 2020

Cooperative Learning Checklist

Cooperative learning can be a powerful tool for energizing a classroom, motivating students, and raising achievement. However, any teacher who’s used cooperative learning knows that it’s not always easy to get kids to work together and stay on task. Sometimes it may even seem like your students would rather work […]

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The ABCs of Block Schedule Teaching

Among all the resources teachers wish they had more of, time is always on top of the list. How often do you get to a key point in a lesson – and the bell rings? Block scheduling is meant to address those lost teachable moments that occur when students are […]

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Going Paperless in Your School

While the paperless classroom is not yet a reality, long past are the days when the Xerox machine was a teacher’s best friend. As ‘going green’ catches on with young and old alike, eco-friendly teaching practices have permeated our nation’s classrooms. School districts across the U.S. are evaluating ways to […]

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HOW BRAIN IMAGING CAN HELP US WORK BETTER, TOGETHER

The human brain is at once the source of our most basic functions, and our most intriguing biological mysteries. Christof Koch, the chief scientific officer of the Allen Institute for Brain Science, has called the brain the “most complex object in the known universe.” In fact, we know more about […]

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Classroom Activities that Apply Mindfulness

Classroom activities-type articles are consistently popular with TeachHUB.com visitors, and lately we’ve been enlightening educators on how to apply a degree of mindfulness to their classrooms (mindfulness is the intentional, accepting, and non-judgmental focus of one’s attention on the emotions, thoughts and sensations occurring in the present moment). You’re not […]

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Classroom Management: 7 Fun Ways to Watch a Film

Most teachers have heard the plea many times: “Can we watch a movie in class?” Many succumb, others refuse, but sometimes, a film can add lots to the academic environment. With that in mind, today on TeachHUB.com, frequent contributing writer Jordan Catapano, himself a seasoned high school English teacher in the […]

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Teaching Strategies that Enhance Higher-Order Thinking

Higher-order thinking, or using complex skills to understand a learning topic, is a hot topic in educational circles these days. Higher-order thinking encourages kids to not just memorize math facts, for instance, but to understand how those math facts connect to other concepts. Today’s centerpiece article on TeachHUB.com, penned by […]

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21st Century Skills: Beyond the Buzzwords

Education is a field filled with buzzwords, from RTI to collaborative development to differentiated instruction to student-centered learning and beyond. The latest trend in this time of “change” is 21st century skills. 21st century skills encapsulate all that teachers have been begging for in the post-NCLB era: creativity, problem-solving and […]

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Clever Classroom Activities, Tips for Teachers

Despite the myriad of technological innovations that have transformed the educational realm over the course of the last few years, there are a few stand-by tricks that teachers can rely on to deliver from year to year. These tried-and-true classroom activities have stood the test of time and are there to help […]

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HOW BRAIN IMAGING CAN HELP US WORK BETTER, TOGETHER

The human brain is at once the source of our most basic functions, and our most intriguing biological mysteries. Christof Koch, the chief scientific officer of the Allen Institute for Brain Science, has called the brain the \”most complex object in the known universe.\” In fact, we know more about […]

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Fun Classroom Ideas to Celebrate Family History Month

Throughout October, teachers around the U.S. will be commemorating family history moth. It’s a great way for students to get in touch with their own identities, and to learn about their classmates as well. Today, TeachHUB.com (and TeachHUB magazine) contributor Janelle Cox visits some fresh ideas for teachers and students […]

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Top Cognitive Skills Essential to Student Learning

Cognitive skills refer to the mental skills that kids need to read, write, think, analyze, understand, remember, and solve problems properly. They are the cornerstones of thought that lead to successful thinking. Today on TeachHUB.com, we look at cognitive skills and why they are important within our classrooms. Janelle Cox, a seasoned grade […]

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