May 14th, 2020

Six Instant Mood Boosters During School Closures and Social Distancing

Right now we are all doing our part to flatten the curve by following social distancing requirements. And since you’ve been home for quite some time now, you might be getting a little stir crazy! Fortunately, there are several simple, no-cost activities that you can do to boost your mood and help you feel less […]

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May 7th, 2020

Three Tips to Help Support Students Learning at Home

By now you and your students have adjusted to working and learning from home. But distance learning is still pretty new to us all. Students who have spent their academic careers learning in a formal classroom setting, collaborating with peers, and participating in group work are feeling the struggle of trying to remain focused and […]

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April 30th, 2020

New Video Series Helps Teachers Build Stronger Connections with Students

Ever wonder how you can build deeper and more meaningful connections with your students? Ever think about how you can use technology to strengthen those connections?  A new video series produced by our partner PLS Classes, Beyond the Classroom, explores at-home learning ideas that one Buffalo-area teacher uses to create meaningful connections with her students. […]

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April 16th, 2020

Resources from Mister Rogers to Help Families Cope in Times of Stress

Now, more than ever, we may all be experiencing some of the same feelings that young Freddie Rogers felt. Isolated. Sad. Scared. Stressed. Angry. The life lessons that came out of those feelings though helped shape not just Fred Rogers, but an entire nation of children who tuned into his program to learn empathy, kindness, […]

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April 9th, 2020

Take a Field Trip as a Class Without Leaving Home

While students are settling in to learning in the confines of their new at-home classrooms, they might be missing an important out-of-class activity: field trips. Field trips provide students with the opportunity to visit and explore a brand new space in their communities, which can: Strengthen observation skills, offer opportunities for hands-on activities, and provide […]

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April 2nd, 2020

Steve Barkley Launches New Podcast Series to Support Parents During School Closures

One of the best ways that we can help our students be successful with distance learning is by looking for ways to support their parents and guardians. There are many online educational resources available, but today we’re going to share something a little different that might help you help parents. In response to school closings […]

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March 25th, 2020

Six Stress Busters to Share With Your Students

Across the country and around the globe stress levels are running at an all time high. If you’re feeling stressed out, chances are your students are too. And since all of our daily routines and lives have been turned upside down, it’s more important than ever to check in with your students to see how […]

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March 20th, 2020

New Ideas and Resources from NYLearns in Response to COVID-19

In a matter of a days, COVID-19 has changed the way in which we teach, learn, and communicate with one another. At NYLearns, we are committed to supporting you during this time of uncertainty. In order to help educators face the challenges ahead, we will be sharing resources to help guide you as a teacher […]

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March 18th, 2020

High School Resource: Bacteria by HippoCampus

High School Resource Bacteria by HippoCampus This instructional video explains the structure, characteristics, and function of bacteria. Related NY State Academic Standards: MST4.C.LE.LE.1.1, MST4.C.LE.LE.1.2, MST4.C.LE.LE.1.3 Be sure to check out our Educational Resources, featuring thousands of activities, lesson plans, constructed-response questions, rubrics, teacher resources, multimedia, and more!

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March 17th, 2020

Middle School Resource: Introduction To Bacteria by Discovery Education

Middle School Resource Introduction To Bacteria by Discovery Education Students will research how bacteria can be helpful or harmful, how they move, where they live, and how they reproduce.  They will then create a display illustrating what they learned about bacteria. Related NY State Academic Standards: S.MS.LS.2.2, MST4.I.LE.3.2d, MST4.I.LE.5.1e  Be sure to check out our […]

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