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5 Strategies To Improve Student Engagement (With Less Technology)
In the modern classroom, keeping students engaged comes with new challenges that past eras of teaching never had to face. More specifically, digital distractions — incoming texts, alluring social media, and irrelevant web-browsing — are pulling attention away at a rate unparalleled by passing notes, whispering to your neighbor, or daydreaming.
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3 Simple Ways To Practice Mindfulness Everyday
In this guest blog post, Britt from Tiny Ambitions shares her three tips for staying mindful and present in a hyper-connected world.  Given our current digital landscape, it's not surprising that staying mindful and being focused is harder than ever. Our attention is constantly being hijacked — social media posts from friends and family, articles from bloggers and news outlets, and the latest Internet trends are all cloying for the small slivers of attention that we have left between our jobs, relationships and other life commitments.
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Why Self-Care Matters In The Workplace (And Everywhere Else)
Image source: The Globe and Mail It seems like every day a new story emerges about burnout — the symptoms, the struggles, and the seeming inevitability that it will happen to all of us. But why is burnout not treated like something we can — and should — proactively take steps to avoid? Why is burnout such a popular unhealthy habit we all seem willing to succumb to?
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How To Squash Distractions And Improve Productivity
It’s a pretty terrible feeling looking back on a day of work and realizing how little of your time was actually spent productively. Switching between open tabs  ( a little credit card payment here, an email check there ), phone notifications  (just a quick peek at my Instagram likes ), and text messages (doesn't my mom know I'm working?) — it's all too familiar. The problem is this sort of multitasking wreaks havoc on your priorities and the activities that actually need to get done.
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Benefits Of Staying Off Social Media
This article is part of Flipd's Teacher Series with Hilliard City District in Ohio. Leading educators take to the Flipd Blog to share why digital wellness matters.
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How To Develop Soft Skills In A Software World
This article is part of Flipd's Teacher Series with Hilliard City District in Ohio. Leading educators take to the Flipd Blog to share why digital wellness matters.