Back to School 2019 Lesson

Lesson - Educational Innovations BlogThe Index Card Illusion Trick

Tami O’Connor, EI’s Educator-in-Chief, swears by this brain stumper activity as an icebreaker lesson for the first day of school..  Getting it ready is simple… but figuring it out isn’t quite as easy!

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Back to School 2019 TV

EI TV - Educational Innovations BlogThe beginning of a new school year is a great time to consider fresh ways to motivate your students—and yourself!  It’s also a time to have some fun.  After all, in just a few days, the lesson plans and homework assignments will begin in earnest.  Our goal is to inspire you and make you laugh with these videos.

If you’d like to share an inspirational (or silly) teacher video, leave the URL in a comment below.

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Back to School 2019 Discussion Starters

Discussion Starters - Educational Innovations Newsletter

For teachers, back to school means getting ready for new students whose names, faces, and learning styles you haven’t yet learned.   For students, it’s often a nervous time—will they fit in?  Who will be their new friends?   We’ve collected some wonderful team-building activities here.  They’ll make the first days of school more productive while getting your students ready for a fantastic year of science learning (and FUN)!

If you have any team-building activities or classroom ice breakers related to science, we’d love to hear about them!  Please add them in the Comments section below.

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Back to School 2019 News

Whether you’re teaching elementary school or at the college level, you know that preparing for a new school year is always a roller coaster.  There’s no end to your To-Do list but (hopefully) you’re also feeling revved up about returning to the classroom.  For this issue of News, we’re sharing articles and websites we hope will give you a chuckle or a useful tip as you prepare to go back to school.  Enjoy!

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You Said It! Back to School 2019 Product Reviews

You Said It! Product Reviews - Educational Innovations Newsletter

It’s one of the realities of being a teacher: you can never have enough pencils, stickers or motivational goodies to hand out on special occasions.

Our safety equipment, timers, coffee mugs and colorful lab coats are year-round favorites, but they’re especially popular at the beginning of a school year.  Read on for rave reviews from science teachers, parents, and self-proclaimed science geeks.

If you have a favorite Educational Innovations product, let us know!  We’d love to share your review with your fellow teachers and science lovers.

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