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Teaching Strategies

With so few hours in the day, afterschool instructors need access to tools that help them develop the teaching strategies that will improve their effectiveness in their program. Afterschool teaching strategies will help you set goals and reinforce boundaries with students. Armed with tools from experts in child development, afterschool leaders will be able to manage any issues they encounter and improve the quality of their programs.

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How to Set SMART Goals to Grow Your Afterschool Program

The start of a new year is typically a time when most people set resolutions, or goals, for the year ahead. And as program leader, you’re probably inspired to set a…

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How to Fight Hate and Encourage Tolerance in Afterschool Programs

Hate is commonplace in today’s society. From the demonstration of violence and racism in Charlottesville to the massacre of dozens in a gay nightclub in Orlando, we are inundated with reports…

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6 Proven Tips to Combat Gender bias in STEM Education

It’s no secret that women are underrepresented in STEM fields. While women make up half of the overall workforce, only 28% of them hold STEM jobs, according to this resource from…

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How to Use Video Games to Help Students Learn

The benefits of video games in education can’t be ignored. Studies show that playing video games encourages critical thinking, improves motor skills and promotes key social skills like leadership and team…

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Be the Change: Empowering Youth to Effect Positive Change in Their Communities

In the words of the late Mahatma Gandhi, “You must be the change you wish to see in the world.” And when given the opportunity, children - despite their age -…

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5 Engaging Ways to Introduce Foreign Languages to Students

“One language sets you in a corridor for life. Two languages open every door along the way.” - Frank Smith, world-renowned psycholinguist

Past research has shown that learning a second language results in…

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