Teachers, What Have You Learned This Year?

Sometimes the value of reflection is strictly personal and not for public consumption. But sometimes sharing our reflections and revelations can benefit those around us who are facing similar challenges or who have similar goals. So as this school year winds down, I asked our Pear Deck Coaches to reflect on and share some of the lessons they’ve learned this year!

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Risa Fadenrecht
Let's Measure What Matters

Everywhere I go people in the education world are talking about one thing: efficacy. With a sea of apps, activities, games, and platforms available to educators, how do we know what works? How can we be sure that we’re investing time in activities that improve student outcomes?

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Michal Eynon-Lynch
Ramp Down the Stress, Dial up the Wonder

Testing week can be full of challenges — for teachers and students! If we can invite emotions into the classroom, inspire positive thinking, and balance out test days by making space for a little wonder, we help students to thrive. Read on for tips to stay focused on what matters during test week.

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Kate Beihl
Your How-to-Handbook for 2019

We’re delighted to announce the release our very first ebook, Getting Started with Pear Deck! Written by Pear Deck Certified Coaches Mike Mohammad and Mary Alys Foutz, it’ll walk you methodically through the Pear Deck process of engaging every student every day.

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Risa Fadenrecht
Talking About the Environment

As we prepare our students for the life ahead of them, we want them to understand what it means to take responsibility for themselves and for the choices they make. We want them to understand the impact of the choices they make on the world around them, and our new set of templates will help do just that.

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Michal Eynon-Lynch