365 Fun and Creative Writing Prompts For Kids – One For Each Day Of The Year

365 Fun and Creative Writing Prompts For Kids – One For Each Day Of The Year

Creative writing prompts stimulate innovative minds and imagination. Anyone who writes, not just authors, experiences times when they can’t write a thing. Writing prompts help children and adults to overcome writers’ block. Teachers use writing prompts to stimulate students in various ways; it inspires imagination and critical thinking, problem-solving, innovative ideas, and is fun. We…

Is The Eureka Crate Our Favorite Teen STEM Box?

Is The Eureka Crate Our Favorite Teen STEM Box?

Our Eureka Crate Review- Soap Dispenser – KiwiCo’s Teen Science Kit This post may contain referral/affiliate links. If you buy something, Fractus Learning may earn a commission at no cost to you. Teenagers are difficult to please.  As the father of three of them- trust me – I know what I’m talking about. Don’t get…

Adding EdTech to Your Classroom? 3 Non-Negotiable “Old School” Components to Include in Every Lesson

Adding EdTech to Your Classroom? 3 Non-Negotiable “Old School” Components to Include in Every Lesson

Educational technology: it’s the hottest movement out there in education, and has been for some time. In fact, there seems to be a rather non-discriminating admiration for anything edtech among many teachers today. You can’t open an educational journal, print or online, without being bombarded with ads and articles extolling the virtues of the “latest…

Ultimate Project Based Learning – How Student Teamwork Built a World Championship Car

Ultimate Project Based Learning – How Student Teamwork Built a World Championship Car

Every year for the past twenty the Saint Thomas Academy Experimental Vehicle Team (STA EVT) has built a new vehicle from the ground up to give our students the best engineering experience a high-schooler can get. The internationally recognized program started in 1997. My fellow moderator Mark Westlake and I believe in the importance of…

15 Popular Pencil Case Options for Quirky Cool Kids

15 Popular Pencil Case Options for Quirky Cool Kids

Whether it’s for school, art, or work, everyone loves a new pencil case. A schoolbag essential, a pencil pouch doesn’t just store pencils, pens, erasers, and rulers. It also expresses personality and encourages organization, tidiness, and responsibility. Every child needs a place to store their tools for school, so why not get the best? Here…

The Student-Teacher Relationship Matters More Than You Might Think

The Student-Teacher Relationship Matters More Than You Might Think

Quality instruction isn’t the only factor that determines students’ academic achievement. Students’ sense of belonging to the school community is also significant to student achievement. A growing body of research shows the sense of belonging or “connectedness” to the school community also has positive educational outcomes for all students. “Sense of belonging” is defined as the…

Utilize Your Students and Surveys to Measure Your Teaching Effectiveness

Utilize Your Students and Surveys to Measure Your Teaching Effectiveness

A teacher’s stakeholders’ satisfaction with their course is an important measure of instructional effectiveness that is too often overlooked or outright ignored. Of course, it’s absurd to hope to satisfy every young adult’s needs and wants equally throughout an academic year, but to endeavor to do so seems a requisite to respecting student voice in…

Appreciating What, Where and How Boys Read [Infographic]

Appreciating What, Where and How Boys Read [Infographic]

Unfortunately for many boys, what gets in their way of reading for pleasure are very well-intentioned adults who try to steer them in the “right” direction. That’s why the greatest gift we can give boys this season is an appreciation of their reading preferences! Using and Viewing the Graphic The above infographic is published under…

5 Tips for Student-Led GeoGebra Tasks

5 Tips for Student-Led GeoGebra Tasks

Most of the GeoGebra articles on the Learn Implement Share site demonstrate the power of GeoGebra for junior high school mathematics. The focus on GeoGebra for junior high mathematics is, in part, because there is a strong misconception in the math education world that GeoGebra is a tool (almost entirely) for high-level, calculus-based mathematics and high-level…

Using Friendly Academic Competition as a Way to Boost Student Engagement in Social Studies Education

Using Friendly Academic Competition as a Way to Boost Student Engagement in Social Studies Education

Often when educators, parents, or administrators think of a “competitive” student, they’re probably more likely to envision someone in a physical-education class than a student of history. The image, sadly of a toned and seasoned athlete, versus the bookish history major, just doesn’t come to mind. “Competition” is often something we as human beings instinctively…

Developing A Conceptual Understanding of Maths with GeoGebra

Developing A Conceptual Understanding of Maths with GeoGebra

Teaching for conceptual understanding is one of the strong themes running through many articles on this site. There is a world of difference between students being able to “do mathematics” and students understanding the mathematics they are “doing”. Tweet It is clearly advantageous for learners to be both proficient in mathematics as well as to…

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