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Five Ways to Motivate Your Students
Children naturally love to learn. And yet, as many teachers see in their own classroom, and studies reveal, student motivation to learn tends to decline over time. So what can educators do to activate student motivation and let learning take flight? Here are five easy ways you can start motivating students in your classroom: Create a safe space where students feel as sense of belonging; cultivate a growth mindset; build choice into learning; provide feedback to help students grow; help students find purpose in learning.
5 Reasons to Celebrate with Your Class
Classroom celebrations – from semi formal celebrations that include food and drink, music, and even special guests – to impromptu opportunities to play outside – help build connections, target skills development, grow relationships, develop social etiquette, and (I put this one last on purpose) improve academic performance. How does this work?
Back to School Checklist for Teachers
Whether you are a first year teacher, or someone with years of experience, planning for the first week back to school can be overwhelming. Here is a simple list to help you focus and prioritize!
End of the Year Tips for Teachers
Let’s face it. You are exhausted. Your students are exhausted. But you still have almost a month of school left to go. How are you going to get through it? Here are a few tips to help you not only survive, but thrive!
Celebrate Kiting for National Kite Month
Flying a kite is probably the most exhilerating experiences a child can have. A sense of pride, joy and accomplishment washes over them as their eyes watch this object they built fly into the sky. They smell the great outdoors as their hands feel the vibrations from the wind helping their kite fly. It is thrilling, sensational, and a feeling that every child (and adult) should experience at some point in their childhood.
The Power of Play!
Play is serious stuff. It's at the heart of how humans learn new skills, integrate new understandings, practice ...
How to Get Your Students Engaged and Motivated to Learn
Dopamine is the brain's reward mechanism and is released when we experience something we enjoy. In learning it acts like a "save" button. Learn more about how dopamine works, strategies to use dopamine as the "save button" for your students, and resources for further learning.
STEAM Fever! What You Need to Know
STEAM Education is a hot topic in education, government and workplace discussions. Find out more about what it is, and how you can introduce it to your students.
Learning In Full Flight – Infographic
Kites are so much more than a pleasant way to spend a windy afternoon with children. The experience of decorating, building, and flying a kite provides many natural opportunties for learning new skills. Here is an infographic with six ways you can use kites to meet your learning goals in K to 12 Classrooms, Daycare & Out of School Care, Camps & Youth Organizations and even adult events.
Time in Nature Helps Children Learn
While there are many negative impacts of an indoor childhood, spending time outside and in nature helps children learn, relieves stress, develop resiliency, develop self-discipline, and makes students more engaged and interested in the world around them.
Four Trends in Education for 2022
As we start a New Year many of us are feeling the impact of Pandemic Fatigue personally and professionally, and we certainly see it with our students. This week we have put together a short list of educational trends for 2022 that we think are exciting to consider integrating into your practice - even in a pandemic - but don't add to the already heavy workload educators are carrying.
It’s Recess – Go Fly A Kite!
Adding our Kite Kits to your recess or play equipment box provides children a special opportunity to do what they love best – Go Fly A Kite – that naturally encourages social distancing, and will bring endless fun for the children in your care! Just imagine the joy on their faces when they see their kites take to the sky!
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