Posted October 15, 2017 by Nick LaFave
100 Free Halloween STEM Activities I’m a big believer in leveraging student interests for instructional engagement rather than fighting against their excitement (check out my posts on Fidget Spinners and Pokemon Go). Halloween is an exciting holiday for students and a quick search will return tons of lesson ideas. I’ve rounded up 100 Halloween STEM… Read more
Posted August 4, 2017 by Nick LaFave
Fidget Spinners in The Classroom Teachers are always looking for ways to capture student interest, yet many educators are often quick to outlaw the very things that students are most interested in. Rather than banning Fidget Spinners, why not embrace them and use them as tools for learning? #TeachDifferent Reading Roundup You Might Also Be… Read more
Posted July 19, 2017 by Nick LaFave
Summer Slide – #TeachDifferent Reading Roundup Five handpicked articles from my PLN about the dreaded “summer slide.” See what the research says and get some strategies to keep students engaged in learning all summer long.
Posted May 17, 2017 by Nick LaFave
Recess – #TeachDifferent Reading Roundup All kids need recess, everyday. Especially those who “misbehave.” It has always baffled me when teachers use a form of punishment that is so obviously counterproductive to decreasing the behavior they are trying to “correct.” Check out these four articles from my virtual PLN and one great resource on the subject of… Read more
Posted April 11, 2017 by Nick LaFave
Student Engagement – #TeachDifferent Reading Roundup Compliance does not equal engagement, and engagement does not always equal learning, but learning is unlikely to happen without engagement. Here are six handpicked articles and posts from my virtual PLN about Student Engagement.
Posted March 16, 2017 by Nick LaFave
Mindfulness in the Classroom – a #TeachDifferent Reading Roundup A look at the potential benefits of integrating mindfulness in the classroom. Get practical techniques and strategies, along with a look at what the research says. Five handpicked articles and posts from my virtual PLN about mindfulness in the classroom – inspiring innovation in education. Benefits of… Read more
Posted March 9, 2017 by Nick LaFave
Creative Thinking: Driving the Education Revolution A Creativity Reading Roundup #TeachDifferent Creative Thinking – It’s Time An increased emphasis on creative thinking in education has never been more important. We are now living in the Innovation Era. Regurgitating the answers to questions that can be answered by a smart phone no longer gives you a… Read more
Posted February 22, 2017 by Nick LaFave
The Power of Yet – a Growth Mindset Reading Roundup Five handpicked articles and posts from my virtual PLN about Growth Mindset – encouraging the power of YET in education. I only recommend products that I personally use or know their value, so you’re in good hands. Purchasing products through the recommended reading links above… Read more
Posted January 29, 2017 by Nick LaFave
QR Codes in the Classroom Reading Roundup Five hand-picked articles to inspire creative ways to use QR codes in the classroom. You might also like:
Posted November 17, 2016 by Nick LaFave
Design Thinking #TeachDifferent Reading Roundup Five handpicked articles and posts from my virtual PLN about Design Thinking in the Classroom – inspiring innovation in education.