Teaching

Social-Emotional Learning through Films

Did you know… That social-emotional learning (SEL) improves student behavior and affects their outcomes later in life? That students recognize and understand the same social and emotional themes in iconic scenes from their favorite films? What exactly IS Social-Emotional Learning (SEL)? SEL is “the process in which children and adults acquire and apply the knowledge, […]

How ClassHook Benefits Educators

What is ClassHook? ClassHook benefits educators as the ideal place where K-12 educators find videos and clips from television shows and films to incorporate into any lesson plan. Believe it or not, a wealth of knowledge can be found in television and film. Why Education Professionals Use ClassHook 5 Benefits ClassHook Offers Educators and their […]

Happy Teacher Appreciation Week!

Happy Teacher Appreciation Week! With the COVID-19 pandemic changing every aspect of our lives, we’ve been forced to adapt and overcome these unique challenges. One of the most pressing issues faced is the rapid redesigning of the educational experience. And while nobody was prepared for the extent of new measures necessary to continue schooling, one […]

How to Break Biases when Teaching

Just like we mentioned in our article about Cognitive Biases, pre-built-in biases in your student’s minds can disrupt their learning experience. It can be difficult to break these biases when teaching, and it’s important to not just tell your students they’re wrong and move on. If a student is gonna learn to resist bias thinking, […]

Five Cognitive Biases to Avoid when Teaching

When you are learning something new, it is easy to be influenced by a built-in inclination. These inclinations may help you determine if the new information is useful and can be trusted. However, It may also cloud your judgment. This is known as Cognitive Bias. Everyone has Cognitive Biases so you may assume that it […]

Teaching the Scientific Method: Results

We’ve reached the final step of Scientific Method: Analyzing the Results. The information you receive from observing your subject and experimenting is only useful when compared to your hypothesis. By comparing the experiment results with the hypothesis we can determine if our original assumptions were true or false. Mythbusters The Mythbusters give a perfect example […]

Teaching the Scientific Method: Hypothesis

Previously, we explained the importance of asking questions. Now let’s talk about what to do with that information. Using the information that we gathered from our observation we can make a Hypothesis. This is a possible explanation to a phenomenon that was identified earlier. It is important to remember that a hypothesis must be a […]