Featured Readings

How to Help Students with Foreign Language Anxiety

By Kelli Drummer-Avendano

Learning a new language can be exciting and enjoyable, but it can also be nerve-wracking and panic-inducing, even for the most confident student. Foreign language anxiety is a very real thing; it even has a name, xenoglossophobia, and it could prevent some students from excelling or even participating in the language classroom. While you may not be able to take all the fear out of learning a new language, here are some ideas to help students feel more comfortable: 

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Teacher's Corner (PreK-12)

Ways to Improve Student Participation

By- Erika Semprun

Are your students distracted or simply not eager to learn? Today, we are giving you a couple of ideas on how to get your students interested and excited about their education.

#1- Arrange the classroom in a way that promotes discourse

While the traditional seating arrangement facing the whiteboard is still quite common, this layout doesn’t encourage participation—and it makes it easier for students to get distracted. Instead of aligning the desks in rows, consider placing them in a U shape. By doing this, you’ll be able to engage with every student throughout the lesson. This also encourages students to communicate and get involved with the lesson.

#2- Connect with the students

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Featured Readings

Four Ways to Integrate Social Media in the Classroom

By- Erika Semprun

There’s only a couple of weeks left of summer vacation, and teachers across the globe are coming up with new ideas to engage students in the upcoming curriculum. What better way to captivate students than to incorporate social media into weekly lessons?

While social media in the classroom is something of a new phenomenon, there’s no doubt that when used right, technology in the classroom is beneficial for both students and educators!

Ready to integrate media into your lesson plan? Keep reading to learn some useful tips!

1. Create Social Media Accounts to Communicate Outside the Classroom

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Opening a Twitter, Instagram, or Facebook page to communicate with students outside the classroom is a great tool! As a teacher, you can use these accounts to post reminders, assignment guidelines, answer questions, and take polls for upcoming lesson ideas. Students can answer each other’s questions and even share notes! Connecting on social media is quick and easy and by using one, cohesive channel, the chances of miscommunication or misunderstandings decrease immensely!

2. Use Social Media to Access Current Stories or News Relevant to Upcoming Assignments 

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