World Cup 2022 Fever: What activities your students can do in the classroom

classroom activities to celebrate the world cup

With the Fifa World Cup being hosted this year in Qatar, soccer aka football has been on a lot of people’s minds. It is one of the most famous men’s soccer tournaments in the world! If you are one of the soccer fans, perhaps you may want to add in the festive celebration for your students to enjoy.

It can be a time to teach your students about the World Cup, get students to find the love of the game, and of course, those that already love it will be excited to be a part of it! You may even score ‘Best Teacher’ for it!

There are many different subjects that can be taught with the FIFA World Cup theme, ranging from history, geography, art, science, English, and, don’t forget, physical education. Let’s take a look at some of the interesting activities we found! 

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For This Back to School Season 2022, Let’s Not Forget Our Student’s Mental Health

The new school year recently started. Students all over the world are physically heading back to school.  Many have been looking forward to starting classes in person since many schools were still conducting lessons remotely previously. They must have missed their friends, for instance having lunch together and getting to play outside during PE. 

Those in boarding school might be moving into dorms while others wait for the school bus on the first day of class. Due to this sense of (pre-covid) normalcy, some kids might be suffering from anxiety about having to physically attend classes and interact with other people daily. They may be worried about catching covid, not knowing how to interact with friends, and extroverts suddenly becoming introverts after a long period of isolation.

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Teacher Tips: Fun Fall Activities in the Classroom

fun fall activities teachers can do in the classroom

It’s pumpkin spice season! Everybody loves the coziness, the orange hues, and the falling leaves. Let’s look at some fun activities for your students that can be done in the classroom this autumn. 

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Helping Children with Learning Disabilities: Tips on How to Cope

tips on how to cope with helping children with learning disabilities

All children need love and attention. For kids with learning disabilities, positive reinforcement such as words of encouragement and support can help them feel a strong sense of self-worth and have the determination to keep going even when things get tough. Learning disabilities emotionally affect the child and produces a ripple effect on family, friends, teachers, and peers at school. Children with learning disabilities often absorb what others unthinkingly say about them, even when it was not said to them. They are most likely to believe themselves to be “behind” or “different.” It is always important to speak kindly, and hopefully, with these tips, we can help them build self-confidence and find success at school, and in life. 

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Top 4 Tips on How Teachers Can Build Realistic Optimism this Year

As human beings, we tend to give more importance to negative experiences than to positive or neutral experiences. You are not alone, it’s our nature to fixate on bad news, a phenomenon known to psychologists as negativity bias. Sometimes we can’t help but focus on the negative even when they are insignificant compared to other positive instances. Why don’t we focus on having optimism?

Schools have been under enormous pressure to ensure that education for the students had as little disruption as possible when the Covid-19 outbreak began. Now that schools have been operating normally again, it is more important now than ever for school leaders to ensure the welfare of their students. Helping your students to be optimistic helps them to conquer obstacles and face any challenges in the future. Promoting realistic optimism in the classroom helps them to have positive role models. You and your fellow teachers can do this. Promoting optimism includes encouraging positive self-talk, encouraging your students to try out something new, teaching them to help others and appreciate them, and seeking joy even if they feel they can’t find it. 

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