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Teaching Strategies

As an after school instructor, you only have your students’ attention for a short period of time after a long day at school, so efficiency is key. With ExtendEd Notes, you have access to tools that will help you develop teaching strategies that will improve your program’s effectiveness.

Our after school teaching strategies will help you set goals, reinforce boundaries with students, and create efficient lesson plans. Armed with these tools and resources from experts in child development, you’ll be able to run an efficient, high-quality after school program.

Teaching Strategies Articles

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5 Soft Skills That Every Future Entrepreneur Needs

“The best way to predict the future is to create it.” - Peter Drucker, educator and author

Today’s students aren’t interested in landing the best jobs - they’re creating them. In fact, a 2011…

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Why Critical Thinking is a Skill of the Future

Napoleon Hill, author of the best-selling book Think and Grow Rich, once said: "You have a brain and mind of your own. Use it, and reach your own decisions." That’s…

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Germ Science: How to Get Rid of Germs in Cold and Flu Season

It’s cold and flu season! And for many people, including your students, that means pesky coughing, runny noses, sore throats and itchy eyes. A common cold is considered a virus, and…

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Creating a Social Contract to Foster Social Responsibility in Afterschool

Need a way to manage your afterschool program that even your students will enjoy? Try creating a social contract.

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4 Tips to Teach the Value of Giving Back

‘Tis the season of giving! And it’s also the perfect time to teach students the importance of community service and giving back. Volunteering can help students develop into compassionate, socially-conscious citizens,…

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Learning Beyond the Classroom- 4 Field Trip Ideas for Students

An occasional field trip is a must-have in any learning environment. For students, it’s a nice break in routine and an adventure that helps them discover new things. For educators, it’s an…

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