5 Tips For Expanding Student Engagement

5 Tips for Expanding Student Engagement

Being a teacher today is one tough business. We are teaching in a world where social media is king and our content seems to be less and less appealing to our kids. Finding ways to bring content to our students, engage students and grab their attention is vital to our survival as teachers. We are constantly trying to keep up with trends that seem to change hourly. Though the list of ways to expand student engagement is ever evolving, here are a few tips you can try!

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#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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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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Five Ways To Teach Literacy Across Content Areas With Flocabulary

Five Ways to Teach Literacy Across Content Areas with Flocabulary

When it comes to talking with school colleagues across content areas about literacy, I can’t even count the number of times I have heard, “Oh, I don’t have to worry about that, my ELA teammate has it covered!” I personally believe it is such a common misconception that literacy instruction is just an ELA skill. Has no one else ever heard the expression “It takes a village!”? Well, that village just got some reinforcements in the form of Flocabulary. Literacy can and should be incorporated across all content areas, and Flocabulary can help. You might be asking yourself, “How can…

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