Creative (and Practical) Ways Educators Are Tackling Social-Emotional Learning

| By Gale Staff | The pandemic has disrupted most, if not all, aspects of our lives. This rings especially true for educators who have continued working to overcome the challenges and disruptions prompted by COVID-19. The 2020-21 school year has been anything but normal. Students, families, and staff members alike are dealing with new … Read more

Meeting the Moment: Practices to Promote Diversity and Inclusion for Teachers and Librarians

| By Lindsey Gervais, Digital Learning Manager, Gale | Librarians and educators in the United States are operating within the most challenging environments facing any professional today. The expectations are high for them to continuously adapt to the conditions created by the global pandemic, which are complicated by the traumatic current events forcing our country … Read more

How Is the 2020–21 School Year Going? Educators Share How They’re Addressing the Gaps

| By Gale Staff | A few months ago, educators shared their top concerns about returning to school amid the ongoing pandemic. With the fall semester almost concluded, we reached out once more to gain an understanding of how the 2020–21 school year is going, where teachers are seeing gaps, and how they’re addressing them. … Read more

Work Smarter with Gale In Context: For Educators

| By Gale Staff | Gale In Context: For Educators is a one-stop resource that helps all educators work smarter to accomplish their day-to-day goals and better support student success. Using Gale In Context student databases, For Educators gives librarians, teachers, and specialists the tools to curate their curriculum with standards-aligned content, related lesson plans, … Read more

Start the School Year Off Right

| By Tracey Matthews and Julie Mellors | Are you heading back to school and in need of resources? Whether you’re going back to the classroom or going virtual, Gale In Context: Middle School has you covered. For starters, we added a new Social and Emotional Learning topic portal that lays out critical skills and … Read more

Educators Discuss Practical SEL Ideas at Virtual Summit

| By Gintas Bradunas | At a time when new ideas and approaches are needed the most, many of our best sources for inspiration and support have closed. From watercoolers to happy hours to meetups to conferences, these often-underappreciated sources of innovation have been largely stripped away due to COVID-19. And students feel it too. … Read more

Partner with School Educators “Like A Boss”

| By Gale Staff | Hear how Future Ready Librarians from Jefferson County Public Schools successfully partnered with educators—and Gale—in the “Partner With School Educators ‘Like a Boss’” Booklist webinar on Wednesday, April 10 at 2 p.m. ET. “Don’t ask what you can do for me. Once you know our goals as a school, come to … Read more

A New Year with Endless Possibilities

| By Heather Van | As a new Gale employee, I have been spending a lot of time exploring and learning about our products. The school databases are full of seemingly endless information just waiting to be mined. The teacher in me sees the possibilities for new classroom lessons and organized research functionalities. The student … Read more

What’s your learning style?

Posted on February 4, 2016

Everyone has unique qualities, from hair and eye color to personal interests to ways of problem solving. I approach making cookies by searching for a perfect recipe, laying out all the ingredients before starting, and following the instructions step by step. Another baker might use the first recipe found online, locate each ingredient when needed, and regard a recipe merely as a guide. Still another baker might look up a segment from the Food Network online and follow along, while someone else may prefer to work in the kitchen with a more experienced baker who provides support through the process.

The method for making cookies doesn’t really matter, as long the result is yummy. Students learning in the classroom are no different. There are three generally recognized styles of learning. Visual learners process by reading and watching, while auditory learners prefer listening and reciting. Tactile, also known as kinesthetic, learners gain knowledge by doing or touching. Many learners thrive with one learning style, while some prefer using a combination of two or three styles. CLiC (Classroom in Context) can help teachers better address the learning styles of their students and ensure their success.

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See, Hear, Touch, CLiC

Posted on January 19, 2016 By Megan McCarthy My son plays hockey, and when he was little, he held his stick wrong. No matter how many times his coach told him to put his right hand further down the stick, he would slide it back up to the top with his left. This gave him … Read more