Creative Tag

As educators, my husband and I are always in teach/learn mode, even when we are on summer break.  We combine our love of history, geology, and adventure whenever we go on a family vacation.  In fact, it has become family tradition that no matter where...

March Madness has finally arrived, and I think it’s safe to say that everyone’s bracket is busted. If not, consider yourself lucky. This year’s bracket may be very unpredictable, but teachers have cracked the code in combining basketball with STEAM education by utilizing fun and interactive...

Whether it’s through assessment practices that ensure your students are on track, or creative lessons to make sure they have 21st century skills, as educators, we know you’re always thinking about prepping your students for the world that awaits them after graduation. Check out the two pieces...

I started teaching English 2 while I was a student teacher and have continued all five years of my career. It’s my favorite course to teach – in part because I have the opportunity to expose my students to challenging texts both about current events...

Now, more than ever, teachers have the flexibility to let their creativity shine in their classroom. And some are even taking it a step further by using their voice to inspire change throughout their community, district, and even state. Below are three pieces that highlight the power...

Education Week Eighth grade students at Two Rivers Public Charter School in Washington, DC participated in “learning expeditions” to understand gene editing. The school’s Director of Curriculum and Instruction offered this advice: “A well-articulated authentic problem provides both a motivation for students to learn and an...

Green Bronx Machine Bronx teacher Stephen Ritz shares an inspiring story about how he used gardening and sustainable farming methods to challenge his students and see amazing results. He even founded his own non-profit called The Green Bronx Machine. Click here to read more....

If you’re like me, one of my favorite things about each new school year is meeting my new students and implementing my new lesson ideas. This week I’ve included a great Buzzfeed list full of seriously creative get to know you ideas from some of our teachers friends...

I'm sure you know all too well, the excitement that comes with the first day of school. All of our summer planning and prepartion can finally be put to good use. The first day sets the tone for the rest of the year, and it's important that we...