How to Motivate Students, Etc.: Advice from Real Teachers

For teachers of all level of experience, it’s good to hear success stories from fellow educators. With that in mind, today on, frequent contributing writer Janelle Cox, who is an experienced educator based on the East Coast, takes a look at some tips and suggestions on topics from how to motivate students to how to survive the school year.

Regarding how to motivate students, Janelle recommends:

Find out what your students love
Put down the textbooks
And more!

Likewise, Janelle offers up how to survive the school year. Her tips for that challenge include:

  • Have some time fillers ready in advance
  • Organize everything
  • Plan ahead
  • And more!

Janelle sums up her article like this: “Successful teachers embrace technology and do not look at it like it is something negative for their students. They keep up-to-date on all of the latest devices and gadgets because they know that technology is the future of learning, and they want their students to be successful.”

Do you have any advice for that you would like to share with your fellow educators? Please feel free to leave your tips and suggestions on any topic (not just the ones above). We would love to hear what you have to say.

Summer Vacation: How Pets Can Help Kids Learn

Did you know that pets are a great way for kids to keep learning through the summer months?

It’s true! Today on, frequent contributing writer Janelle Cox takes a look at some of the ways that interacting with pets can help kids learn. Her ideas include:

  • Reading to Pets
  • Make Toys for Pets
  • Learn the Value of Money
  • And More!

Janelle sums up her article thusly: The summertime can be tough to get children to want to learn. But, you can make it easy on them by simply telling them to simply go play with their dog. Pets can be a lot of fun and may be just be the key to getting and keeping students learning all summer long!”

Do you have any pet-related activities that students will love to do during the summer months at home?