Acting FAST teaches students to be immediate responders

Today, more than ever, bystanders serve as immediate responders. They provide aid to save or sustain someone's life before professional help arrives on the scene. The ability for layperson rescuers to communicate with each other, with 9-1-1 operators, and with responding EMS personnel can be lifesav...

Build a model for continuous learning

Jasper County Schools uses modern seating, vibrant color schemes and mobile furniture to create an engaging, productive learning environment that students love. A career and technical education (CTE) center lingered near the top of Jasper County’s to-do list for years. But it wasn’t until 2020 t...

Nursing students take the field

Milan High School in West Tennessee began the school year in-person in August of 2020. It felt like a relief to resume some normalcy after the school had closed its doors in March due to COVID-19. Amid the modifications necessary to conduct safe in-person learning was the need for clinical interns i...

Introduce middle school career exploration via project-based learning

Student engagement has long been the focus of educators and administrators everywhere. We want to connect with our students. We want to make an impact, to prepare students for the future. When COVID-19 forced us to adjust learning environments, student engagement hung in the balance. While many w...

Be inspired!

Inspiration: Where in our hearts and minds is it generated?  Writers, artists and other creators have long argued that inspiration is a crucial motivator of creativity. Over the past decade, scientists have tested and found strong support for these claims. As educators, we know that to be true. ...

Employ innovative learning methods to educate Generation Z students

Back to school took on a whole new meaning in 2020–21. Across the country, teachers are working hard to: Navigate rapidly changing educational environments. Establish a “new normal” for themselves and their students. Although recent research shows that students prefer face-to-face l...

E-learning Technical Vocabulary (Part 8): Vocabulary Grid

Vocabulary Grid is part eight in an eight-part series on e-learning technical vocabulary systems. Read part one, part two, part three, part four, part five, part six and part seven. Explore relationships. This eight-part vocabulary series has focused on meaningful ways to deepen student understand...

E-learning Technical Vocabulary (Part 7): Word Tree

Word Tree is part seven in an eight-part series on e-learning technical vocabulary systems. Read part one, part two, part three, part four, part five and part six. Advanced literacy skills help students learn more, in any subject. The problem is, you may not have time to teach reading and writing...

E-Learning Technical Vocabulary (Part 6): Linear Flow Chart

Linear Flow Chart is part six in an eight-part series on e-learning technical vocabulary systems. Read part one, part two, part three, part four and part five. Ever played an anagram? Someone gives you a set of letters and you race to make as many words as possible. Scramble and unscramble. Focus...

E-learning Technical Vocabulary (Part 5): Connected Cards

Connected Cards is part five in an eight-part series on e-learning technical vocabulary systems. Read part one, part two, part three and part four. Metacognition is an amazing force in classroom instruction. When we compel students to think about their own thinking, they learn to reflect more dee...