Sasha Ferreira

Empowering Student Success: Instilling Confidence in the Science Classroom and Beyond

National Geographic Learning, a part of Cengage Group, and Kognity collaborate to bridge “achievement gaps” in the educational resources market. Together we are bringing high-quality, modern and engaging learning experience to high school science classrooms. With Kognity, educators can more easily drive academic achievement and success on high-stakes assessments by tracking student performance and usage of the digital platform. Kognity provides both educators and students with high-quality, engaging materials that improve students’ exam readiness.

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Teacher Appreciation Week Winner Spotlight

To celebrate Teacher Appreciation Week 2024, National Geographic Learning | Cengage hosted a giveaway to help spotlight amazing educators across the country. Hundreds of nominations were received and proved that there are incredible things happening in classrooms all over the country. There was one common theme in all nominations and that was inspiration.


Navigating Life After College: Embracing Exploration and Defining Success

When I started college as a freshman 4 years ago, I was overwhelmed with the possibilities of my future. I had no idea what I wanted to do, and it felt like college would last an eternity; in a way, I was hoping it would. I remember having to remind myself that change can be challenging, but with change comes new opportunities. Today, I smile when I think about how nervous I was for my first day of classes and feel proud of how far I have come to find who I am.

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Empowering the Next Generation: The Role of Visual Literacy in Education

Declining scores from the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) for U.S. History and Reading within primary education have ignited concerns among educators, policymakers, and parents. According to The Nation’s Report Card¹­‚² a government website, the average U.S. history and reading scores for eighth graders across the United States are down 9 points since 2014. This trend not only highlights the challenges in traditional pedagogical approaches but also demands innovative strategies to engage students and enhance learning outcomes…


Lasting Impact: Thank you, Tim Shipp!

This is teacher appreciation week, and for me maybe the most impactful one I’ll ever have. Teachers shape us more than we realize, and in ways that ultimately influence your life for decades to come. For me, one stands out by far – who happens to be “hanging it up” this year. Tim Shipp will retire from teaching this year, but his influence will continue for many years to come.

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#ThankATeacher: Celebrating Educator Appreciation Week

PSA: My birthday is this week. (Yes, I am very big on birthdays- even as an old lady.) Do you know what else is this week? Teacher Appreciation Week. And in this day and age, I believe it’s critical that we focus on EDUCATOR Appreciation Week. Why, you ask? Well, how many people influence your child every single day? And, we are not only facing a teacher shortage in our schools today, but we are also facing a shortage of every single person who could make a difference for your child during his or her day at school. Don’t you think it’s worth a few minutes of your time to say thank you?

Webinar on Demand: Explore the Power of MapMaker to Fuel Your Science and Social Studies Classrooms!

Explore the Power of MapMaker to Fuel Your Science and Social Studies Classrooms!

National Geographic MapMaker, developed by Esri and National Geographic, is a mapping application that uses the latest in GIS software to connect social studies and science classrooms with essential technology for exploration. Created specifically for students and educators, MapMaker is easy to use, free to access, is browser-based, and usable on most laptops and tablets. Learn about MapMaker and how your students can gain a better understanding of how the world’s most crucial issues, challenges, and opportunities fit into the context of place.

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