Classroom Resources

Money Matters

How much do you know about budgeting, money sense and basic economics?

If compound interest and risk diversification are foreign concepts to you, then you are not alone, a 2015 Gallup study found that two-thirds of adults worldwide are financially illiterate.

The Science of Classroom Design: Infographic

With all of the factors that go into education, one often overlooked fact is the simple way a classroom is organized. USC Rossier Online put together a fascinating infographic looking at the layout, colors, light sources and more that make a surprising impact with “The Science of Classroom Design.” Key Takeaways: Try to keep focal […

Passion-Based Learning: 4 Ways to Incorporate Outside Interests in the Classroom

As curricula become more and more standardized, bringing your student’s passions and interests into the classroom requires a touch of creativity. But the extra effort is worth it: the more your students care about a subject, the more they will want to understand the underlying concepts. Here are a few things you can do to […]

Bringing Current Events into the Classroom

As the world continues to change on a daily basis, with developments both domestically and internationally shaping the day-to-day life of both you and your students, keeping them abreast of what’s going on in the world can be a valuable use of class time, even if it’s not in the prescribed curriculum. With news so […]

Why You Should Incorporate Movement Into Your Classroom

Getting students to sit still during class time can be a tall order. But what if having them move around could actually serve your lesson plans better? That’s the theory behind movement-based education. Active lessons, like the “planet dances” Anne Green Gilbert writes about for Johns Hopkins, or experimental activities like the butter churning activity […]

6 Ways to Get Your Classroom’s Attention

New teachers, don’t stress! Here are 6 strategies for effective classroom management and student participation.