Subconscious Bias: A Basic Understanding

How Subconscious Bias can affect education.

The idea of bias, specifically subconscious bias, is an extremely difficult yet important concept to understand. Subconscious bias impacts the decisions we make daily. As teachers, it is imperative that we understand the basics of subconscious bias, and how to work against some of the more harmful effects it can bring. What is Bias The … Continue reading Subconscious Bias: A Basic Understanding

Teaching Tip # 12 – Management with Proximity

Management with the use of proximity.

Redirection Without Vocalization One of the simplest forms of management is the use of proximity - using the distance between you and your students to remind or redirect behavior in the classroom. Proximity can be very effective when managing simple mistakes students make in the classroom. For example, if a student is talking during a … Continue reading Teaching Tip # 12 – Management with Proximity

Too User Friendly: How Apps Are Stifling Learning

STEM Education Shouldn't Rely On Devices

STEM Needs More Than Devices Many schools are quickly adopting to the ease and portability of devices in their classroom. While devices do offer learning opportunities, they can also be problematic. But there is one issue that seems to continually be overlooked specifically in STEM classrooms - apps are stifling learning. Devices are too user … Continue reading Too User Friendly: How Apps Are Stifling Learning

Teaching Tip # 11 – Attention Getters

Strategies for gaining your students attention.

Gathering the Attention of Your Students How do you get your student’s attention? Using attention getters can allow you to refocus your student’s attention quickly, without wasting learning time in the classroom. Attention getters are simple, often repeatable, communication techniques used to gather your student’s attention. They should be quick, and different than the regular … Continue reading Teaching Tip # 11 – Attention Getters