Brian Childs is a writer and has worked online as a web editor for sites such as Asylum, ComicsAlliance and Moviefone. He studied history and Spanish at the University of Georgia and received a masters in journalism from New York University. Currently he oversees content at Certification Map. You can follow him on Google+.

Educational Video Games

Video games that encourage hours of mindless play have a bad reputation, but many teachers and parents are finding that educational video games are a great way to expand learning. Combining education and entertainment, educational video games are part of an emerging field known as “edutainment.”

Said No Teacher Ever

Check out this video of different things that you’d probably NEVER hear a teacher say…ever.


Classroom Management Strategies

Educators are responsible for managing their classroom’s environment to facilitate learning for all students, making classroom management an important skill to have. Classroom management involves minimizing disruptive behavior, understanding what motivates each student, remaining consistent and fair with discipline and rewards, and encouraging respect among students and between the teacher and students. Learn From Others […]

Icebreakers to Get to Know Your Students

The beginning of the school year can be one of the biggest challenges for teachers as they get to know their students and attempt to acclimate them to the new environment and curriculum. Icebreakers for teachers to use are a great way to help students feel more comfortable in the new setting, while offering an […]

WISE App: To Grade or Not to Grade?

Many innovations have taken aspects of teaching into the 21st century, but what about grading? For most teachers, grading takes up a large part of their time that could be spent making class plans or creating a new curriculum. Once tests are graded, it takes even more time to aggregate and analyze the results. Recently […]

Does P.E. Make Kids Better Students?

t is no secret that childhood obesity has become a serious concern in the United States, and the role that physical education classes can play in fighting the obesity trend has been argued by advocates nationwide. School-age children need at least an hour of rigorous exercise a day and not all children are going to […]