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3 Ways to Get Elementary Students Excited About Math

3 Ways to Get Elementary Students Excited About Math

Many students describe math as “boring” or “too hard.” While it’s important for students to engage with concepts and class activities that they don’t necessarily like, there are also ways to help students become more invested in the subject, such as using apps or manipulatives. Here are three ways to get elementary students excited about math this year: 1. Get elementary students excited about math by using manipulatives Manipulatives—which can be any physical object—are a great way to encourage hands-on learning and to build excitement in the classroom. There are a number of pre-made tools you ... Read More About 3 Ways to Get Elementary Students Excited About Math

3 Ways Teachers Can Encourage Passion for Learning This Semester

3 Ways Teachers Can Encourage Passion for Learning This Semester

This post is part of a month-long series to help you start 2018 on the right foot. Throughout January, visit the Varsity Tutors blog for advice, tips, and tricks on how to reignite your passion for learning this winter. Amid homework, tests, and grades, encouraging student passion for learning can be one of a teacher’s trickiest tasks. Often, it seems like you have to choose between meeting academic goals in a dry, boring way, and developing fun activities that are only marginally educational. However, you can have it both ways. Teachers can encourage a passion for learning in a variety of ways, such as incorporating real-life elements ... Read More About 3 Ways Teachers Can Encourage Passion for Learning This Semester

3 Emerging EdTech Tools That Can Spark an Interest in Learning

3 Emerging EdTech Tools That Can Spark an Interest in Learning

This post is part of a month-long series to help you start 2018 on the right foot. Throughout January, visit the Varsity Tutors blog for advice, tips, and tricks on how to reignite your passion for learning this winter. Incorporating technology into the classroom provides teachers with the ability to enhance their  curriculum. It also  offers students a unique learning experience. The growing field of EdTech is making this possible through a variety of emerging EdTech tools, such as Newsela, CricketTogether, and Flipgrid. Interested in bringing EdTech into your classroom? Keep reading to learn about three emerging EdTech tools that ... Read More About 3 Emerging EdTech Tools That Can Spark an Interest in Learning