Turning your classroom into a collaborative learning community

Turning your classroom into a collaborative learning community

No matter what grade level you teach, creating a productive and engaging class environment is important for student success. While it can be difficult to gain the trust and respect of your students, an effective classroom management plan can help promote a collaborative learning community and discourage disruptive behavior will set the tone for the...
Tips to actively engage your language class

Tips to actively engage your language class

In today’s globalized world, speaking multiple languages can be useful in many ways. The problem with becoming multilingual is the arduous task of learning a foreign language in the first place. That being said, it is a language teacher’s job to give students the knowledge and tools to succeed in learning the language. Couple that with a large classroom...
Challenging teacher biases to make your class stronger

Challenging teacher biases to make your class stronger

As human beings, we naturally form biases in order to organize our experiences more efficiently in our effort to understand and engage with the world around us. In the classroom, these teacher biases lead to expectations of students that are sometimes unfair and unproductive. In a study from Columbia University, Kyunghee Lee affirms that, Many...
Pollock Technologies – Our first stroke of the brush

Pollock Technologies – Our first stroke of the brush

Picture a class of students as a large white canvas in front of you. Now imagine that all ideas, thoughts and knowledge in your students’ minds have different colors, currently still invisible to you. So to make better sense of your class, you want to make their colors visible — by bringing them onto the blank canvas. You ask a question to a few...