LRN https://golrn.io The Blockchain-Enabled Education Marketplace of the Future! Wed, 14 Nov 2018 19:02:11 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.8 https://golrn.io/wp-content/uploads/cropped-LRN-512-RGB-45x45.png LRN https://golrn.io 32 32 Collecting and assessing student data https://golrn.io/news/collecting-and-assessing-student-data/ https://golrn.io/news/collecting-and-assessing-student-data/#respond Wed, 14 Nov 2018 19:02:11 +0000 https://golrn.io/?p=909 One of the many duties teachers have is to collect and interpret student information. This takes multiple forms, including assessments of students’ wellbeing, outcomes on standardized tests, and participation during class activities. Using these and other classroom moments as models for improving student engagement and academic performance affects not only how teachers choose content for...

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Teacher toolkit: reader’s theater https://golrn.io/news/teacher-toolkit-readers-theater/ https://golrn.io/news/teacher-toolkit-readers-theater/#respond Wed, 07 Nov 2018 19:00:24 +0000 https://golrn.io/?p=901 Reader’s theater is an activity that helps young students develop reading fluency and build reading confidence. It also offers an opportunity for students to learn to read aloud with expression. Although reader’s theater typically involves reading aloud parts in scripts, memorization is not needed. It’s not necessary to use a script, either, but a text with plenty of dialogue is best for...

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Self-care strategies to prevent burnout https://golrn.io/news/self-care-strategies-to-prevent-burnout/ https://golrn.io/news/self-care-strategies-to-prevent-burnout/#respond Tue, 30 Oct 2018 19:05:13 +0000 https://golrn.io/?p=858 Teachers are often under an enormous amount of pressure—from external mandates, curriculum expectations, and the responsibilities of the profession in the face of inadequate resources and support—which can lead to high stress and burnout. Self-care is an essential aspect of maintaining a healthy work-life balance as a teacher. The following are some self-care strategies to help prevent feelings of...

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English-language learners often denied full access to STEM education https://golrn.io/news/english-language-learners-often-denied-full-access-to-stem-education/ https://golrn.io/news/english-language-learners-often-denied-full-access-to-stem-education/#respond Thu, 25 Oct 2018 18:00:18 +0000 https://golrn.io/?p=850 English-language learners in the U.S. need better access to STEM education, a new report from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine finds. The report is based on a consensus study by researchers at universities across the country, who investigated how underprepared educators and schools with inadequate resources can hinder English learners’ access to high-quality science...

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Strategies for a successful parent-teacher conference https://golrn.io/news/strategies-for-a-successful-parent-teacher-conference/ https://golrn.io/news/strategies-for-a-successful-parent-teacher-conference/#respond Thu, 18 Oct 2018 18:10:19 +0000 https://golrn.io/?p=826 Parent-teacher conferences can be a source of stress—even dread—for teachers. The best way to approach parent-teacher meetings is with a spirit of collaboration, keeping in mind that everyone’s interests are aligned. In fact, research shows that productive home/school partnerships contribute to enhanced learning outcomes for students—you’re in this together. The following are some strategies...

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The importance of recess—and how to make it better https://golrn.io/news/the-importance-of-recess-and-how-to-make-it-better/ https://golrn.io/news/the-importance-of-recess-and-how-to-make-it-better/#respond Tue, 16 Oct 2018 18:00:28 +0000 https://golrn.io/?p=822 Recess periods are a great opportunity for free play and physical activity for young students. Many of us have fond memories of getting out of the classroom and enjoying a break on the playground with friends and classmates. The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) views recess as an essential part of a child’s school day, citing its physical, emotional, social, and cognitive benefits.

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Teacher toolkit: modeling and practicing class expectations https://golrn.io/news/teacher-toolkit-modeling-and-practicing-class-expectations/ https://golrn.io/news/teacher-toolkit-modeling-and-practicing-class-expectations/#respond Thu, 11 Oct 2018 18:00:14 +0000 https://golrn.io/?p=809 In a previous post, we talked about how to create classroom rules with student input at the beginning of the year. Now may be a good time for a refresher on classroom expectations—and once again, collaboration and accountability remain essential. The following are some strategies you can use to ensure students understand expectations, know exactly how to follow them, and feel ownership over the...

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5 free tools for teaching students how to code https://golrn.io/news/5-free-tools-for-teaching-students-how-to-code/ https://golrn.io/news/5-free-tools-for-teaching-students-how-to-code/#respond Tue, 09 Oct 2018 18:00:34 +0000 https://golrn.io/?p=803 Coding is often viewed with trepidation—even by teachers! However, it’s also a skill with many benefits for learners as it encourages creativity, exploration, and problem solving. Introducing coding in the classroom can be as simple as setting aside a computer station for use during free time, with coding programs and websites ready to go. And with class time in the computer lab—or if you have...

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Teacher toolkit: the power of positive language https://golrn.io/news/teacher-toolkit-the-power-of-positive-language/ https://golrn.io/news/teacher-toolkit-the-power-of-positive-language/#respond Mon, 01 Oct 2018 18:00:14 +0000 https://golrn.io/?p=794 The way teachers speak to students can go a long way toward building a positive learning environment and helping students improve their self-esteem. Language is one of the most powerful teaching tools—nearly every aspect of education and learning is influenced by the words we use and how we use them. For teachers, that’s good news: by mindfully employing the right kind of language...

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How teachers can balance extracurricular duties https://golrn.io/news/how-teachers-can-balance-extracurricular-duties/ https://golrn.io/news/how-teachers-can-balance-extracurricular-duties/#respond Fri, 28 Sep 2018 18:00:14 +0000 https://golrn.io/?p=788 When we talk about juggling academic life and extracurricular activities, we tend to focus on how students struggle to balance school life inside and outside the classroom. But teachers—responsible for coaching or moderating those same activities—often face similar challenges. Here are some strategies to help teachers balance extracurricular activities with their academic and personal lives:

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