Entries by Scott Graves

Navigating Curriculum Changes: A Teacher’s Toolkit

In the ever-changing world of education, there’s one constant: the challenge of curriculum development. It’s right at the center of everything you do, shaping the educational journey for you and your students. You’re on the front lines, adapting to changes that often seem to come out of nowhere, mandated by decisions made far from the […]

Final Hope for Education: Transforming Challenges into Opportunities

In the ever-evolving landscape of the American education system educators are at the forefront of witnessing and experiencing its numerous challenges. From disparities in resource allocation to the evolving needs of a diverse student population, these challenges are multifaceted. However, amidst these hurdles lies a beacon of hope and potential for transformative change. This blog […]

Helping Students Discover Autonomy in the Classroom

In a world where traditional curricular pedagogies often dictate the rhythm of learning, it’s crucial for educators like you to consider the significant role of student autonomy. This blog delves into various film narratives to uncover how autonomy, or the lack thereof, shapes students’ learning experiences. 

Building Authentic Student-Teacher Connections

As an educator, forging genuine connections with your students is more than a relational exercise; it’s a foundational aspect of effective teaching. Your ability to understand and empathize with your students profoundly impacts their learning experience and academic success. But tapping into this skill requires you to be in tune with yourself, your students, as well as the dynamics unfolding in your classroom. 

Cultivating Curiosity: Enriching Education through Diverse Learning Experiences

Teaching is a noble profession that brings immense joy, but it is not without its daily challenges. Picture this: a classroom buzzing with students, each with their unique personalities, backgrounds and learning styles. Although it is a beautiful mosaic of diversity, it can also present a multitude of classroom management hurdles that can bring learning to an abrupt standstill.

Classroom Management Strategies: Practical Advice for First-Time Teachers

Teaching is a noble profession that brings immense joy, but it is not without its daily challenges. Picture this: a classroom buzzing with students, each with their unique personalities, backgrounds and learning styles. Although it is a beautiful mosaic of diversity, it can also present a multitude of classroom management hurdles that can bring learning to an abrupt standstill.

The Cost of Teaching: Examining the Paychecks of America’s Educators

Monday morning, the alarm clock sounds… roll out of bed, start the coffee maker, gather your things. Are you ready for the morning? Are the lesson plans done? How are the kids going to show up today? The life of a teacher is one of adventure, but the uncertainty is often undermined by the demand. […]

Unpacking Top Issues for Teachers

Teachers are faced with one of the most difficult jobs in the country. Not only are they responsible for keeping children safe on a day-to-day basis, but they are the backbone of American literacy. When you consider the daily responsibilities teachers are tasked with followed by an ever changing curriculum, a 40-hour work week can […]

SMART SAVINGS Teacher Discounts on Travel

In the world of education, teachers tirelessly dedicate themselves to nurturing young minds. But taking time for yourself to relax and explore is just as important as your day-to-day responsibilities. However, the reality of a teacher’s budget often means that dreams of travel and adventure can seem just out of reach. Luckily, many travel and […]

Teachers Savings: Technology

Technology has transformed the way we teach, becoming as fundamental to the classroom as textbooks and blackboards used to be. Interactive software, digital whiteboards and online resources have become more than just a helpful tool, they’re necessary to create a dynamic learning environment that can cater to anything your students may need. But these tools […]