How Music Transforms Learning In The Classroom

How Music Transforms Learning in the Classroom

When music plays, you just feel it. You begin tapping your foot or swaying. Maybe you start singing along or humming to yourself. You can’t help it. Even those with hearing impairments find themselves connecting to the rhythm as it throbs and vibrates in our bones and in our brains. Music is powerful. It evokes so much. When hearing the theme from "Friday the 13th" or "Chariots of Fire" we feel correspondingly apprehensive or inspired. Couples have their own breakup, make-up, and love songs that elicit corresponding memories and emotions. I think everyone has an innate connection to music. My…

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What The Research Shows: Student Engagement’s Impact On Lifelong Achievement

What the Research Shows: Student Engagement’s Impact on Lifelong Achievement

Student engagement is something we greatly value at Flocabulary. We know that student engagement can help students better learn and remember in the classroom. But did you know that it can also have a long-lasting influence on students’ educational and occupational achievement in the long run? A study in the BERJ (British Educational Research Journal) showed a connection between engagement in school and overall achievement several years later.

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Learn About Culturally Responsive Teaching From These 19 Educators

Learn About Culturally Responsive Teaching from These 19 Educators

Culturally responsive teaching (sometimes called culturally relevant teaching), or CRT, is a pedagogy and process focused on teaching with a cross-cultural or multicultural framework. Culture influences how we learn, and creating an environment that recognizes the importance each student's culture, embraces new perspectives, encourages acceptance, and empowers student voice gives children ownership of—and a deeper investment in—their learning. Twitter is a great place to start if you're looking to learn more about CRT from other educators. It's a wildly popular platform for teachers, administrators, non-profits and education organizations to communicate, collaborate, learn and grow. Learn more about CRT from these 19 educators and organizations…

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Halloween Ideas For Your Classroom

Halloween Ideas for your Classroom

Get ready for your classroom to be swamped with goblins and ghouls this Halloween! It’s only two weeks away, but there are plenty of ways to plan for a classroom Halloween celebration.   We’ve compiled a list of resources to help you organize lesson plans and ghost-ify your classroom this year. But wait - don't forget about your costume! Luckily we've got that covered too. We've created a quiz for you (and your students!) to determine what you should be for Halloween this year. 

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