It is becoming increasingly important to integrate technology into our lessons and into our lesson planning. There are numerous options available today, most of them with free versions.

The Essential Teacher Toolkit is a list of my current favorite apps, sites and tools. I’m always on the lookout for new ones, so feel free to share your favorites.

“Knowing that our students crave technology-enhanced experiences, and that it is their norm, we should look for educational opportunities that use visually enhanced methods of teaching.”

–  from The Inspired Student

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How Can I Motivate my Students to Study?

This question often comes up when I speak to other teachers. We also talk about how we can make their students pay attention during the lessons as well as how to make our lessons more dynamic and engaging.

I don’t have a magic pill, but I have been thinking about student motivation for years. I’ve done massive amounts of reading and research, and I keep trying new things. Student motivation in fascinates me.

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