Parental involvement is a crucial ingredient in the success of many children. Teachers know the saying all too well that it takes more than a village to raise a child, for one - it takes parental involvement. Thus, it is important for teachers to reach out to parents in that f ...more
All types of teachers are welcome to peruse the articles and videos here, as well as ask questions or start a discussion in the forum.
Header photo by Holger Zscheyge
Hot Teaching Posts
Get yourself a metal sled that runs on tiny plastic ball bearings, and you'll be ready to demonstrate to your classroom Isaac Newton's third law of motion: Every action has an equal and opposite reaction. This science video tutorial will teach your students how Newton's third ...more
If you're planning on doing some bondage knots, you better learn how to do it right. This video shows you how to properly tie off a titanium suspension ring for use in your bondage activities. This video is clear and straight forward, using a large piece of rope, making it eas ...more
Shelley Lovett from Childcareland demonstrates sand writing as an early childhood learning activity. All you need for this activity is a baking sheet that is approx one inch deep and some sand. Colored sand makes it more fun for the kids. Shelley says the cheapest place she ha ...more
Typically taught during the elementary school years, cursive writing builds on the letter formation of block letters or printing. The pencil doesn’t leave the paper in cursive writing and letters flow together. If you don't know how to do this, check out this video tutorial. L ...more
This video tutorial offers advice and demonstrations on writing left handed for parents and teachers of left handed children. This comprehensive, educational left-handed writing guide covers the challenges for left-handers, writing problems, writing solutions, and helpful equi ...more
This short video clip shows seven demonstrations of Isaac Newton’s first law of motion– the law of inertia. Newton’s law of inertia states that objects moving at constant velocity will continue moving at constant velocity, unless acted upon by an outside unbalanced force. Six ...more
In this video, we learn how to write in cursive. When you are writing in cursive, you will want the angles of your letters to flow together so you can connect one letter to the next without stopping your pen or pencil. The capital letters and lower-case letters will all look d ...more
Letter formation can be fun! Few children enjoy traditional handwriting practice. Copying the same black letters over and over again with a pencil is boring! Here is how you can make letter formation fun while practicing with your child at home. Vary the tools A pencil isn ...more
Find out how to dramatically reduce study time & increase your grades. Included is a flow chart to see exactly how to reduce your study time.
This is a basic orientation chat for new English teachers about how to go about organizing your thinking when you get into teaching English. You are in control. Remember that!
A noun is a person, place, thing or idea. There are common, proper, compound, plural, singular, abstract and concrete nouns. This video explains all of them. Help children understand the different type of nouns. Click through to watch this video on brainpop.com
A thesis statement can be one of the most difficult parts when it comes to writing a paper. Not only can it be confusing, but it can drive a person mad! Okay well not mad, but it can certainly casue some people to get a tad bit irritated. So to avoid that negative feeling, wat ...more
Shelley Lovett with Child Care Land demonstrates how to make your own classroom pointer sticks. You can use pointer sticks as a prompt to help enhance learning in your classroom. You can make the pointers in accordance with holiday seasons. To make a pointer, you will need a 1 ...more
The JET Programme is a teaching exchange program between the USA and Japan. If you are accepted into this program, you will get the exciting opportunity to travel, teach and live in Japan. This is a dream come true for a lot of people, and applying to this program is similar t ...more
Objects become charged when rubbed against one another. This happens because negatively charged electrons flow from one object to the other. If you're a teacher, and need a way to demonstrate static electricity, then just check out this science video tutorial on how to use a ...more
Learning Style What kind of learner are you? There are three different ways people learn: Auditory learner: A person who learns best by listening. This type of person will benefit best by finding someone to study with, to ask each other questions, and to read the study mater ...more
Summary Revising body paragraphs requires you to know the mission of your thesis. Body paragraphs are the center of your essays. Without them, you would just have introduction and conclusion paragraphs, nothing else to support your purpose for writing. I use the word "mission ...more
This tutorial shows you an easy and fun way to make two sided lapbooks. These tools are ideal for things like language lessons, where you can show different vocabulary words on either side of the book. All you need are some manila file folders and bright colors.
In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to write a document-based question essay. Data base question essays evaluates student ability to formulate and support an answer of documentary evidence. Each document based question is broken into 2 parts: short answer and essay. The ...more
If your students are having trouble remembering how to calculate density properly, check out this video. In it, you will learn the lyrics to a very fun song that will help your kids with the equations and vocabulary. Follow along with Mr. Edmonds as he shows you his favorite s ...more
Children think that a line is a line. Usually a straight line. This video shows children that there are different types of lines. Show your child different types of lines. Click through to watch this video on studio4kids.tv
A book query letter must be well written and brief. Heading Center on the top of the page: Your name, address, phone number, email address, and any websites or blogs. Tip Don't get fancy with font types. Keep it simple. 1st Paragraph Briefly explain why you are contactin ...more
What is Indirect Care? Does it affect the CNA's exam result? Indirect Care entails your behavior in terms of how you communicate with the resident, valuing residents' rights and residents' safety and security. Indirect Care is absolutely important because: (1) it is a graded p ...more
The key to getting good grades on your tests is being able to improve your study skills, including reading comprehension - the ability to understand what you've just read. Use these practices to improve your ability to read and comprehend your textbooks at a higher level.
If your students are having trouble with density, check out this tutorial. In this entertaining video, teacher Mr. Edmonds goes through all the steps to find the density of an irregular solid object to the tune of "Afternoon Delight". This song should help your kids remember h ...more
Ahh, the thesis statement. Two words I haven't read or heard since I was in college. Two words that tortured me for a good year in high school. Anyway, this video tutorial gives you an understanding of what a thesis statement is and how to write a great one. Pay attention and ...more
Shelley Lovett shows how to teach kids a spin on the "Ten Little Indians" song. that she calls "Ten Little Penguins." She has a simple prop to make the song more fun for young kids. She has a pair of black gloves to which she has glued a little card-stock penguin to each finge ...more
Keep forgetting how many days are in each month? Here is a handy trick you can bust out anytime you need to remember if this is and even or and odd month. After you master using your hands, try using your feet! Our ancestors just dragged them along the ground, but you can put ...more
Do you want to help your first grade student learn math skills? Get expert tips on teaching first grade math lessons in this free education video series. Part 1 of 12 - How to Teach first grade math lessons. Teach first grade math lessons - Part 2 of 12. Click through to watch ...more
Learn some tips on how to help kindergarten students with math in this free education and learning video series. Part 1 of 15 - How to Teach kindergarten math. Teach kindergarten math - Part 2 of 15. Click through to watch this video on expertvillage.com Teach kindergarten mat ...more
Breath control is the key to giving a good, clear speech to an audience. Get tips on proper breathing exercises before and during a speech from a communications and public speaking expert in this free instructional video series. Part 1 of 11 - How to Breath during a speech. Br ...more
Here, you'll see how to properly teach children some vocabulary words by use of a scaffolding method. You'll learn about modeling, prompting, monitoring understanding, coaching and much more.
Impressionist start out with a white canvas. and use bright colors. Most paintings have visible brush strokes and the pictures are usually landscapes with small figures in the foreground. The word impressionist was originally meant to be an insult. If you look for bright color ...more
This HowTo is about using Pattern Blocks in the classroom. All you need is a classroom set of pattern blocks and a camera. Each student or group of students is given a set of pattern blocks and a time limit. The assignment: make an artwork that illustrates the concept of symme ...more
Successfully Complete Your CNA Training Program You must finish your CNA (Certified Nurses Assistant) training program and must secure a CNA training certification in order for you to be qualified to apply for CNA state exam. Obtain CNA Exam's Application Form You must seek ...more
In this free video economics lesson from Salman Khan, you'll learn about international exchange rates and why they vary. For all of the relevant details, and to learn more about the causes and effects of currency value fluctuation, watch this clip.
Poetry to me is an expression of the sudden noteworthy inner thought, that arrives unexpectedly in an ephemeral, fleeting form. When you are attracted to the idea of creating some verses, do not sit there with the pen in your hand trying to force yourself to create poetry. If ...more
Internships can be a time when you obtain a vast amount of knowledge in a field that is close to what you wish to do in the near future. You come across many individuals who are able to teach you the tricks of the trade and can become very helpful allies. In this video, find o ...more
Writing papers can be a long, difficult process that can take up any sutdent's Friday night or worse: weekend. It's a common fact that most students need to cit a source when using a direct quote or piece of information obtained from any magazine, book, or even film. But a big ...more