#HowWeFlocab Spring Recap: Get Inspired By These Phenomenal Flocab Lessons!

#HowWeFlocab Spring Recap: Get Inspired by These Phenomenal Flocab Lessons!

Earlier this spring, we asked members of the Flocabulary community to share stories of how their class loves to learn with Flocabulary by posting photos or videos on social media tagged #HowWeFlocab. We hoped this plethora of pics would not only give us a glimpse into what's happening in Flocab classrooms -- but would connect educators through community-sourced ideas. Learning together is always better.  From sketchnotes to rap battles, and test prep to poetry, we found teachers using Flocabulary in out-of-the-box ways to bring joy into the classroom and make learning engaging and fun. Ready to get inspired? Snag these teachers’ tactics…

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Flocabulary And RTI: Strategies For Successful Vocabulary Intervention

Flocabulary and RTI: Strategies for Successful Vocabulary Intervention

While Response to Intervention (RTI) programs have been used heavily within elementary schools over the past five years, RTI is a new program in several high schools across the country. The challenge that arises in high school RTI programs is that students are reaching the final years of their school career significantly behind their peers in both math and reading. It can be difficult to engage high school students while assisting them in building the skills needed to be successful. As a student teacher, I was paired with a lead teacher who was tasked with teaching a section of AIS…

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How To Swagify Your STEM Curriculum

How to Swagify Your STEM Curriculum

I have the privilege of teaching adorable kiddos about STEM -- specifically technology. Generally, they’re fans of it. There’s definitely more than one hopeful future SnapChat engineer in the midst. However, sometimes even tech class isn’t a basket full of puppies in terms of student engagement. As a first grader innocently asked earlier this year, “But Mr. Mishleau, where’s the fun tech stuff?” That one evidence point told me it was time to turn the spiciness level up and pull out all the engagement stops!  Here are five strategies I’ve tried to get students excited about STEM:

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What The Research Shows: Social & Emotional Learning And Student Achievement

What the Research Shows: Social & Emotional Learning and Student Achievement

Breaking news: The education space is constantly shifting. (Kidding, we know you don’t need us to tell you that.) Whether it’s ed tech, policy, or financing, Flocabulary strives to keep on top of issues and trends that matter to educators. We’ve kept a close pulse on social and emotional learning (SEL) over the past few years, and what we’ve learned is teaching students skills beyond what they can derive from a textbook is key to a student’s success in school and in life. Educators must now prepare students for careers in a soft skills economy with rapidly changing technology, likely…

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