7 Personalized Learning Strategies and Examples

It happens all too often: the bell rings to signal the end of class, but some children are left with doubts and questions — while others are bored because the last hour was spent on material they already understood. 

These differences are often down to students’ learning styles, and are fuelling a surge in the use of personalized learning strategies and adaptive learning technology in the field of K-12 education. 

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Teacher evaluation

4 Teacher Evaluation Models to Use (With Examples!)

Teacher evaluation is a topic of hot debate in the world of K-12 schooling, and for good reason.

You have the responsibility to make sure the students in your school are receiving a good education — and that the foundation of their education is based on engaged, effective teaching.

Strong instructional leadership will help guide teachers to success, but teacher evaluation is key for the professional and personal growth that leads teachers to improved performance.

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12 Research-Backed Instructional Leadership Strategies [+ Downloadable Reference]

Discipline, scheduling, conflict resolution and meetings in general.

A principal’s calendar is typically packed with obligations that can shift focus from what is debatably your core duty: instructional leadership.

It’s an obvious challenge, but committing time to instructional leadership is significantly easier with clear strategies you can quickly reference.

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17 Fun First Day of School Activities to Try

Whether you’ve been teaching for years or it’s your first day as a full-time teacher, the first day of school is usually accompanied by some anxiety — no matter how prepared you might be.  

It’s the same for students. Uncertainty about friends, teachers, and schoolwork is enough to make the most extroverted students a bit nervous.

With that in mind, you should always consider what first day of school activities can stimulate introductions, get students talking, and set the tone for successful classroom management.

Get inspired by these 17 fun, creative first day of school activities and try them out yourself. They’re easy, free, and guaranteed to ease the tension on a busy, hectic first day of school.

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The 6 Qualities of a Good Teacher (+25 Ways to Show them)

Should the qualities of a good teacher be defined solely by student achievement?

Or should they encompass traits more difficult to measure — such as the capacity to connect emotionally with children?

Among the sea of advice, tips, and quotes on teaching, the best solution is to turn to the research.

We pored through hundreds of pages of scholarship, studies, and firsthand accounts about what defines great teaching.

We discovered 6 key behaviours that make a great teacher — and defined 25 specific, actionable ways to apply those behaviours in the classroom. Start testing them with your students to stimulate a more exciting, dynamic, and engaging experience in your coming lessons!

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60 Inspiring Teacher Quotes to Motivate Educators

All teachers cherish the feeling: The thrill of inspiration that comes from inspiring others.

But whether it be writing report cards or managing the classroom, daily stresses can make it hard to keep that inspiration alive.

We’ve dug through dozens of books, teacher magazines, Pinterest boards, and other blogs to find 60 of our favorite motivational quotes for teachers. Re-energize your day or week with these inspiring quotes from some of the world’s greatest educators and thinkers!

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The Definitive Guide to Project-Based Learning: Definition, Debates, Ideas and Examples

For some teachers, it’s classroom bliss.

Students work together to investigate an authentic and nuanced problem. They build curriculum-aligned skills in the process. They’re rewarded with enhanced communication and problem-solving abilities.

But organizing and running suitable project-based learning (PBL) activities isn’t always easy, as the pedagogy is surrounded by debate and takes form in a range of exercises.

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