Teaching and Learning

11 Ways Kids Can Still Have Recess at Home​ During Remote Learning

It goes without saying that this school year has been challenging in many, many ways. If you’re feeling mentally and physically exhausted from trying to keep your classroom on track, you’re not alone. As you’ve probably noticed, it can be particularly difficult finding ways for your students to have recess at home. Fortunately, we’ve come up with a list of ideas to keep kids active while learning remotely.

1. Warm up

A good warm up can prevent injuries and get the body ready for physical activity. You probably already know a few moves, but a helpful chart can provide step-by-step

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What Makes for an Effective Secretary of Education?

In D.C. education circles, President-elect Biden’s electoral victory has spawned a hot new guessing game: Who will be the next secretary of education? I’ll tell you upfront, I have no idea. And, this year in particular, I can assure you that the Biden transition team doesn’t much care what I think.

I will offer one insight, for what it’s worth. It’s pretty clear that any Biden nominee is going to require the backing of the NEA and AFT. Meanwhile, assuming Republicans claim at least one of the two Georgia Senate seats (and that’s the way to bet), any nominee

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3 Activities To Get Started With Problem Based Learning (Plus, Free PD!)

One of the biggest trends in education right now is problem-based learning, and for a good reason. PBL is a powerful way to help kids build the skills and confidence they need to see themselves as changemakers. There are so many opportunities for us to introduce PBL in our classes (even virtually!). If you’ve never tried PBL before, but you’re ready to start, here are three activities to get started.

Brainstorm a problem Padlet

To get started with PBL, challenge students to brainstorm a problem that they’d like to solve. We love using Padlet so students can easily see each

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15 Art Books for Kids and Teens to Teach and Inspire!

Let’s be honest—right now, many of us aren’t feeling too creative, adults and kids alike. That’s why we love using these joy-filled books as prompts during in person or online instruction. Hopefully, you’ll find creative “sparks” for future lessons in these favorite art books for kids.

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Pre-K learners are asked to identify objects that start with each alphabetical letter in paintings by Van Gogh, Monet, and other famous artists.

Another by Christian Robinson 

A text-free picture

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