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Increasing Empathy in the Classroom
posted by: Melissa | March 22, 2018, 01:18 pm   

Empathy is the ability to understand and share the feelings of another. Research shows by teaching and increasing empathy among students in your classroom, your classroom’s culture is more positive and your school community is strengthened. Students are more prepared to be leaders in their communities and grow up with the tools to lead more compassionate lives.

 
5 Ways to Poll Your Students
posted by: Melissa | March 20, 2018, 12:07 pm   

Interactivity is one of the keys to a good presentation and keeping students engaged with a lesson, which is probably one reason why you want to toss a poll into a presentation. Polls also provide an excellent way to get some formative assessment back from your students or to tailor your instruction to their needs.

 
Weekly News Round-Up for March 16th
posted by: Melissa | March 16, 2018, 12:48 pm   

Each week, ASTA brings its members a round-up of what’s happening in education. From big, eye-catching headlines to the stories most papers overlook, we find the news our members really want to see. This week, a school gun incident involves school staff, there’s a nationwide walkout, there’s continued debate over teacher pay, and more

 
Cheating in the Digital Age
posted by: Melissa | March 14, 2018, 02:15 pm   

There’s no doubt about it, over the past few years classrooms have begun to change. More and more, technology is finding its way into schooling and more schools than ever boast a 1:1 environment. This environment is a blessing in many ways. Collaboration and research is easier than ever before. Students can be creative in new and interesting ways. However, this environment also comes with many challenges.

 
Weekly News Round-Up for March 9th
posted by: Melissa | March 09, 2018, 02:24 pm   

Each week, ASTA brings its members a round-up of what’s happening in education. From big, eye-catching headlines to the stories most papers overlook, we find the news our members really want to see. This week, the West Virginia strike comes to end, there’s more debate on teachers with guns, and the changes coming for teachers’ unions.

 
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