The Dad and the Teaching Profession

Studies have shown that male teachers tend to bond more with male students – indeed, research has indicated that participation and inspiration increases for male students when they have a same-gender teacher.

So today on, frequent contributor Jordan Catapano celebrates the male teacher. In his article, he notes that many countries around the world are actively rercruiting men to become teachers:

“It’s no wonder, then, that many countries are trying to bring more males in the classrooms. When men – especially dads – are brought in, they are able to provide a unique range of impacts that benefits legions of students. No student loses when a teaching dad is a part of their life. And since a teacher who brings his paternal qualities into the classroom may also bring his teacher qualities to his home, no child of such a father loses either.”

This article originally appeared in TeachHUB magazine, always available for free.

Awesome Lesson Ideas to Integrate Science Across the Curriculum

Recently we took a look at how to take a cross-curricular approach to learning – specifically we examined ways in which science could be creatively woven into other subject areas.

For instance, did you know there are plenty of poems that address scientific topics? Some examples include:

After reading these texts, Your students can then have their own Poet’s Corner by writing various poems (e.g. haiku, tanka, free verse, sonnet) to reflect science concepts and then sharing them with the class!

But science can easily be integrated into other topics, including art, P.E. and even social studies.

What are your lesson ideas for integrating science?