Student Engagement

Teaching and Learning ESL from The Simpsons

Since its debut in 1989, The Simpsons has been embedded in popular culture and entertained millions of viewers across the globe. Sometimes called the “encyclopedia of the US in the 20th and 21st century,” this cartoon has a broad coverage of all parts of American culture and society. Thus, it is more than ideal for […]

Everything You Need to Know About Teaching with Movies

Motion pictures have fascinated society since the first film was created in the late 1800s. Since then, movies have only grown in popularity, generating billions of dollars in sales and inspiring millions of people around the world. Movies are now ingrained in popular culture, being the subject of quotes, colloquialisms, and memes. Given this phenomenon, […]

Introducing Live Discussions on ClassHook

Involve your entire class in the discussion. At ClassHook, we help educators find and effectively use videos in their lessons to boost student engagement and retention. Today, we’re excited to announce that you can now create more active, discussion-based learning experiences for your students on ClassHook. Introducing Live Discussions! Live Discussions are a simple and […]

Featured Teacher #3 – Kate LeFebvre

Featured Teacher #3 Featured Teachers is an initiative by ClassHook to recognize the amazing work that teachers do every day. Each Featured Teacher post will focus on the work of one particular teacher and how that teacher engages and inspires his or her students using popular media. This week’s Featured Teacher is…Kate LeFebvre! About Kate […]

Great YouTube Channels for Educational Videos

YouTube has millions and millions of videos. Anything you can imagine likely has a video somewhere on YouTube. And yet, it can sometimes be difficult to find quality content because of the sheer number of videos on the platform. We’ve compiled a list of YouTube channels containing high-quality educational content that will be sure to […]

Fun Ways to Build Content Retention

We know it can sometimes be challenging to find strategies to help your students remember information, so we’ve done some research and compiled the infographic below for you. Feel free to share it!     Sources: about health: 11 Great Ways to Improve Your Memory Scholastic: Engaging Learners in Your Classroom Edutopia: How to Keep […]

Featured Teacher #2 – Robin Roberson

Featured Teacher #2 Featured Teachers is an initiative by ClassHook to recognize the amazing work that teachers do every day. Each Featured Teacher post will focus on the work of one particular teacher and how that teacher engages and inspires his or her students using popular media. This week’s Featured Teacher is…Robin Roberson! About Robin […]

Featured Teacher #1 – Cate DiNitto

Welcome to Featured Teachers Featured Teachers is a new initiative by ClassHook to recognize the amazing work that teachers do every day. Each Featured Teacher post will focus on the work of one particular teacher and how that teacher engages and inspires his or her students using popular media. Our first Featured Teacher is…Cate DiNitto! […]