And just like that, it's the end of another year. 2017 was big for us at Flocab, all in thanks to support from the incredible educators and students like you! This year digital vocabulary cards made their debut, we achieved a hat trick on the morning news circuit with a feature on CBS This Morning, and had some fun along the way.
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.
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…
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.
Tread with caution, Banned Books Week is here! From September 24-30, books that have been deemed inappropriate, challenged or previously banned will be celebrated in libraries and classrooms across the country.