Category Archives: Education Tips

How to face the new academic year healthily?

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New academic year

Educational programming, the post-holiday stress, work always requires starting the course … can spend invoice to your health, as a teacher. Really, if you want to undertake many changes and innovate in the classroom, but you feel overcome or overwhelmed by the situation. What can you do?

Accept: Change takes time

Actually, you can be the teacher or you want to be from one day to another? Indeed, if it’s your first year as a teacher, would you already be? The amount of energy that should necessitates for it to dose: necessity, this process is gradual. It would be wonderful if not so, and since the first day we were the teachers full of energy and openness we want, but it is not at all realistic goal. For the change to be real, to be effective and enduring, you have to give you permission to take things calmly, if you do not have time to change, modify your routines as needed, and to make profound changes in the long term, there will be no benefit either for your students. Continue reading

Mental health at school: Key concepts for teachers

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Mental health at school

World Mental Health Day is celebrated. Since mental and emotional health is an issue that affects and concerns the whole of society as a whole – or so it should be – no wonder the growing number of initiatives to solve such problems within schools.

The role of the school in the detection and prevention, as well as their active collaboration to solve problems that arise, is key. Continue reading

Challenges: Asperger in School

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Asperger in School

As we know, Asperger syndrome does not present itself cognitive difficulties such for most of the students, except those derived from the peculiarities neuro divergence involving them and them. However, for teachers School, less specialized in NEE, it can be challenging to adequately meet the social and educational needs of their pupils and students in post-compulsory stages. Or rather, understanding the behavior of these as)

Where is the deficit?

Mainly, there is an area with a significant deficit: communication and verbal and emotional interaction in the social environment. 

First, we are teachers, not psychologists specializing in cognitive behavioral therapy, so beyond our powers to force these / os students to adopt behaviors and behavioral changes if it does not explicitly that recommendation by professionals who deal with the particular case: our teaching responsibility is to respect the pupil and respect the work of the psychotherapist. If they have not previously been patterned, the sudden exposure to stressful situations or exaggerated demands as to modify patterns of behavior can be very harmful to him or her. Act “for their good” implies respecting the therapeutic process, “weird” we find it. The same is true of any student in a situation of psychotherapy for any reason. Continue reading

6 Rules to break with the objectives

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A more meaningful and deep learning must include the domain of the scheduled academic content, critical thinking, problem-solving capacity problems, collaborative work, an improvement in skills related to communication and autonomy in managing own student learning.

It looks gorgeous, right? As precious as unattainable … or not. How can you achieve such an ambitious goal? The AIR study gives an idea of these practices, aimed at promoting academic autonomy of the students in the broadest sense. Continue reading

How can you improve the academic performance of your students?

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academic performance

Usually, we can find complicated classes where it is difficult to advance: either because the class has a particular idiosyncrasy, for lack of resources and the consequent overcrowding classroom or because, due to whatever reason, find some resistance and poor receptivity of students to our subject. What can we do?

The first thing to consider is that each of these steps can be simultaneously applied to others, and no longer simple ideas, a generic script: spare part or not depends on the good teacher judgment of the reader depending on your subject, students, center… Continue reading

Mindfulness at secondary education

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secondary education

Is there a way to work the attention and concentration of students in secondary education? Multitasking (doing and be aware of many things at once) and new circumstances, with a stage of life you lead, rather, to the “dispersion” make a dent, very commonly in adolescent students. You could help with anything mindfulness.

Mindfulness is a concept used recently in psychotherapy and coaching that refers to mindfulness: is based on the classic meditation, Buddhist origin, but not exactly the same. Mindfulness aims to pay attention, without judgment, to feelings and emotions, both positive and negative, and accept them as they are (and accept ourselves as we are) to reconcile with them and manage them in a mature and rational. For example, before an annoyance, it would not be shutting down at all costs the feeling of anger, but to relativize, accepting him first, allowed to feel and experience physical and emotionally and then make decisions about how to act. Continue reading

How can you encourage participation in class?

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Participation in class

There is nothing more frustrating than illuminate to make active and participatory classes and find yourself suddenly with a wall of silence in a classroom full of teenagers, presumably, they should be willing to talk. What can you do about this common behavior without, on the other hand, your class becomes a chaos? Here are some ideas.


Class participation, if it has value to you, you must have a clear evaluation criteria: not so much to measure quantitatively, taking into account the new changes in evaluation skills, but to establish a series of indices of achievement these can be measured in a qualitative.

It is important that planning is defined in the educational program of your signature because it is the only way that students can access transparently to the evaluation criteria that will be applied to them. Continue reading

5 Obstacles to educational innovation

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Educational innovation

Educational innovation is as multiple as the risks and obstacles that may arise. This time, we help you to plan ahead and risk management problems.

1. Families occupied

The family setting is downright complex: it is becoming more heterogeneous, which is necessary to take this into account if our innovation applies to the work that the students have to do in your case or if it requires active participation of families.

2. Teachers exhausted

The burn out is not unique in offices very often we find teachers in a critical situation, with a lot of stress, fatigue and situations of exhaustion, anxiety and depression. An innovation requires a lot of work by all teachers or department team, so it is appropriate to assess the current situation of human resources that we have: if they do not win, things will not go well or your progress will slow over I due. Continue reading

How to cope with the needs of teachers replacement?

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The teachers who meet low replacement contracts, such as disease or normal pregnancies teachers are an essential and unavoidable element in all schools: manage change can be difficult, especially because they know their students and pupils and its peculiarities.

Academic support 

There needs to be a joint action centers for plans and reports meet certain standards, facing a inform potential substitute teachers and classroom teachers state or classrooms will find: can not mention confidential information in reports open without properly encrypted, as is obvious, but the reports can be comprehensive and rigorous, and should be open, they are anonymity identities. It is necessary to identify the groups that more intervention and care will be needed, generic problems every classroom and, if any, adjustments required by the students with special needs. Continue reading