Preparing for the GKT Math

Preparing for the GKT Math

FCIT has produced online, self-paced test prep courses are specifically designed to help prepare students to take the Professional Education and the General Knowledge: Reading, Math, English Language Skills and Essay subtests on the Florida Teacher Certification Exam....
Engaging Student Learning with Puppet Pals

Engaging Student Learning with Puppet Pals

Teaching your students to write stories and poetry, or create scripts? Maybe you’re reviewing significant historical events and people, learning about different countries and culture, or creating a presentation for a class. With the PuppetPals HD App, you and your...
My teacher is WRONG, again…

My teacher is WRONG, again…

You’re the teacher. In most cases, you know the answer. But have you ever tried being wrong on purpose? The goal of education isn’t to prove the teacher knows everything about any given subject. The goal should be for students to learn as much as possible about...
Add a Little Music to Your Classroom!

Add a Little Music to Your Classroom!

We have all heard it and most of us have probably done it. The typical call for attention in classrooms tends to be counting down or something along the lines of, “If you can hear my voice, clap once. If you can hear my voice, clap twice.” In my classroom, instead of...
The RIGHT Way to Use Videos in the Classroom

The RIGHT Way to Use Videos in the Classroom

Using video in the classroom can be a wonderful tool to assist in teaching a lesson. If not done correctly, it can also give students an opportunity to catch up on some sleep they missed the night before or write a note to their friend sitting across the room. Try the...
4 Tips to Use Video:  Extending Study Abroad to your Classroom

4 Tips to Use Video: Extending Study Abroad to your Classroom

In 2011, I was given the opportunity to teach an incredible class of 5 to 7 year old students at Great Abington Primary School just outside of Cambridge, England through the British Schools Experience at USF. It was one of the most impactful teaching experiences I...