Regent University outlines effective learning strategies with which teachers can equip their students.

Author: Shreya Shukla

Strategies to Make Learning Stick

By Esther Blair Studying seems like a pretty straightforward process, common sense even. But look back at what you learned and try to remember it. Strategies such as highlighting, rereading, cramming, and repeating key skills turn out to be ineffective ways to learn and retain information, according to research. Psychologists have come up with several …

Building Great Parent-Teacher Relationships

By Esther Blair “It takes a village to raise a child.” Research shows that a strong parent-teacher relationship boosts student achievement and outcomes, especially for lower-income students. These relationships don’t just happen though — parents and teachers must be partners in the education of their students. While not every parent is going to want to …

Augmented Reality Apps and Why You Should Use Them

By Esther Blair The goal of every educator is to capture their students’ attention, provide a lesson that they will retain, and inspire them to think differently about the world. These goals are at the foundation of every lesson and lecture. The way teachers implement this vision comes in various forms through hands-on learning experiences, …

Preparing Students for Their Future Jobs

By Esther Blair Our job as educators is to teach students skills that will prepare them for their future. But what does that look like in today’s world? Our world has shifted drastically in technical information and is continuing to change at an extremely fast rate. According to Karl Fisch and Scott McLeod from their …

Going Green in the Classroom

By Esther Blair A United Nations report put forth data indicating that serious action needs to be taken worldwide in the next decade to avoid potentially catastrophic and irreversible climate change. While this information can seem dire, teachers can educate their classrooms on how to be more environmentally friendly and let students each play their …

Regent University Launches Regent Stories Campaign to Feature Remarkable Alumni

The most popular movie genre in North America is adventure. The highest grossing film franchise and series worldwide is Marvel Cinematic Universe.* We all love stories of courage and making a world of difference. With more than 27,000 alumni and counting, Regent University is in the business of training and empowering world changers. We are …

How to Maintain a Healthy Work-Life Balance

Maintaining a healthy work-life balance is difficult in any job, and teaching is no different. According to one study, three quarters of teachers (73 percent) report that they find their job stressful. There are lots of jobs out there that are stressful, but it is extremely easy as a teacher to blend work and life …

Digital Learning Day: The Answer for Weather-Related Missed School Days

Chronic absenteeism, teacher work days, holidays, sick days . . . these are all things that can hinder the momentum in your classroom to keep individuals on track with your lesson plans. They are also things you can prepare for and work around, whether that’s through substitute teachers or sending missed work home for students. …

How to Nail Parent-Teacher Conferences

Parent-teacher conferences offer the opportunity for you to connect with parents and discuss ways to help their child overcome obstacles and progress academically. While these meetings can be intimidating for even the most experienced teacher, they help you gain insight into your students’ lives, allow you to gain the support of parents, and give you …

Social Media Guidelines For Teachers

Social media has become a mainstay in American society over the past decade, and an estimated 70-90% of adults use some form of social networking. Whether you are super savvy or stick to the basics, there are a few guidelines teachers should follow when it comes to tweeting, posting or snapping. These tips will help …