Classroom Tools

Hey, Students: 5 Things That Are Wrong With Your Cover Letter
Hey, Students: 5 Things That Are Wrong With Your Cover Letter

We've written a lot about the link between college and the workforce — and the kinds of skills graduates will need in the 21st century to succeed. One of the skills you need is knowing how to present yourself. To put your best foot forward in the workplace, and in life.

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How Many Verb Tenses are There in English?
How Many Verb Tenses are There in English?

How many different verb tenses are there in a language like English? At first, the answer seems obvious — there’s past, present, and future. But it isn't quite that simple. Anna Ananichuk explains how thanks to something called grammatical aspect, each of those time periods actually divides further.

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What Kind of Screen Time Parent Are You? Take This Quiz And Find Out
What Kind of Screen Time Parent Are You? Take This Quiz And Find Out

Almost as soon as they can focus past the end of their noses, babies today are waving at Grandpa on video chat and swiping the screens on all kinds of devices.

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Extending the Silence
Extending the Silence

How long do you think teachers pause, on average, after asking a question?

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Do You Know A Teacher Who Has Gone The Extra Mile - Or Beyond?
Do You Know A Teacher Who Has Gone The Extra Mile - Or Beyond?

We all know that teachers do way more than teach. They often go beyond their job descriptions to help young people in ways that don't involve academics or the classroom.

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Laptops And Phones In The Classroom: Yea, Nay Or A Third Way?
Laptops And Phones In The Classroom: Yea, Nay Or A Third Way?

How should teachers — both K-12 and college — deal with the use of computers and phones by students in class?

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4 Ways to Cultivate Empathy in the Classroom
4 Ways to Cultivate Empathy in the Classroom

In our fast-paced, digital world, it can often feel like our students are more disconnected from one another than ever before. Four TED-Ed Innovative Educators share tips for how we can combat that by cultivating empathy in the classroom and building perspective-taking skills among students.

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Student Loan Defaults On The Rise, Texas Special Education, And Other Education News
Student Loan Defaults On The Rise, Texas Special Education, And Other Education News

Hello! Money is on our minds in this mid-January edition of the Weekly Roundup:

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Finding the Beauty of Math Outside of Class
Finding the Beauty of Math Outside of Class

A math trail is an activity that gets students out of the classroom so they can (re)discover the math all around us. Whether out on a field trip or on school grounds, students on a math trail are asked to solve or create problems about objects and landmarks they see; name shapes and composite solids; calculate areas and volumes; recognize properties, similarity, congruence, and symmetry; use number sense and estimation to evaluate large quantities and assess assumptions; and so on.

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Mom Paints Daughter's Bald Head For Her Beautiful Senior Year Portraits, Embracing Her Alopecia
Mom Paints Daughter's Bald Head For Her Beautiful Senior Year Portraits, Embracing Her Alopecia

Most teens probably wouldn't dream of having their mom style them for their high school senior portraits —well, unless their mom just so happens to be a cool artist who can help them create the most stunning shoot ever. When Madisyn Babcock collaborated with her mother for her senior shoot, the duo created much more than viral photos —they created a powerful memory.

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