cosmetology classroom games

How Do You Choose Which Team Goes First?

When playing a game in the classroom, a fun way to determine which team goes first is with the classic game of Rock, Paper, Scissors. To play this game, two players simultaneously form one of three shapes with their hand.  Rock is a fist, paper is a flat hand, and […]

mindtap tracking

What’s NEW with MindTap

If you or your school is using MindTap for Milady Standard Cosmetology, 13th Edition, you might have noticed a new assessment plank added to the bottom of the main Learning Path. This feature is called the Procedural Tracker.  The tracker provides the capability to digitally record and grade practical procedures […]

Put Some POW Into Your Classroom

I recently came across this fun animation software called PowToon’s (  If you’re looking for an innovative way to create presentations or assignments that engage your students, you’ll want to check this out.  The great news is there is a free version that lets you build an animated video using […]

Educator of the Year Applications Due May 1st!

A prestigious award. $2,500. Registration, airfare, and lodging to the CEA conference in Las Vegas, NV. Those are the prizes that await the winner of the 2017 N.F. Cimaglia Educator of the Year. We are looking for the educator that is making the most significant contribution to education in the […]


Which Muscle Am I?

Are you always looking for a fun way to help students learn and understand anatomy and physiology? During a recent Master Educator Event, Cindy Cazin, an educator at AW Beattie Career Center in Pennsylvania, shared an activity she had used to help students learn the muscles of the face.  I […]

Embracing Mistakes

Embracing Mistakes

I think we can all agree that we make mistakes.  As a matter of fact, mistakes are a key part of the learning process.  You could even say that mistakes are one of the most important things that happen in any classroom. So, if mistakes are so valuable then why […]

Catch the Student Doing Things Right

Have you ever heard the statement “what gets acknowledged gets repeated?” It means that when we focus on a specific action of our students, employees, or even our kids, that action is what they most often do.  If all we focus on is what they are doing wrong, that is […]

1-2-3 Chat

You might have read my last blog about integrating Learning Stations within the classroom or student salon.  This week I want to introduce you to a watered-down version, it’s called Chat Stations.  Chat Stations provide students with an opportunity to get up out of their seats, move around, and interact […]