Why Online Tutoring is the Most Successful Side Hustle Today

The internet has opened unimaginable doors for the average working-class citizen. Although they might have a normal day-to-day job, many have side-hustles that they do online.  Some create stuff and sell their wares online, and others write blogs. There is one hustle that stands head above shoulders above the rest, and that is online tutoring. … Continued

“Nobody hears us” said a 17-year-old trans man about his experiences in school

Today on the International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia we have released a new policy paper, Don’t look away, jointly with The International Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer & Intersex Youth and Student Organisation (IGLYO) with new survey findings and analysis showing unacceptably high levels of discrimination and harassment in education. The paper is … Continued

Tackling the Status Quo

We often hear about companies who are either unwilling or afraid to change and ultimately pay the price. Blockbuster is one that often comes to mind, but many others have become victims of the status quo.  Robert Brodo shared this in relation to Kodak: Challenging the status quo is defined as asking “why” and then … Continued

5 Ways to Encourage Learners to Develop a Growth Mindset During the Pandemic

In business and particularly in learning and development (L&D), “growth mindset” has become a buzzword. Psychologist Carol Dweck introduced the concept in her book “Mindset: The New Psychology of Success”; it refers to the belief that our abilities and traits are not fixed and that we can cultivate them. People with a growth mindset view … Continued

Ebook Procurement Must Serve All Students

Answer these eight accessibility questions to ensure ebook procurement meets the needs of all learners Digital content is on the rise in classrooms across the country, and the onset of distance learning due to the COVID-19 pandemic has accelerated the need for this content. Much of it comes in the form of ebooks. While many … Continued

End of School Year Countdown Ideas – Balloon Pop and More

End of school year countdowns can be a fun way for both teachers and students to celebrate the school year.  (Although, if you’re anything like me, you probably started counting down the days until summer as soon as Spring break was over!) Some 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade teachers want to go all out, while … Continued

Student Success Relies on Future-Proofing Learning

Imagine if we all had a crystal ball? It sure would have come in handy prior to the pandemic. What if I told you that we might have actually had one in the form of a retro animated series that aired over fifty years ago that predicted some modern technological innovations? Below is how I … Continued

On “Easy” Books…Again

I have been thinking a lot about easy books. About our adult urges to steer kids into “better” books, harder books, away from all those easy books. Away from books with pictures, graphic novels, or topics we deem immature. I have been thinking a lot about our well-meaning intentions and how they sometimes do damage … Continued