VariQuest Blog

The VariQuest Visual and Kinesthetic Learning Suite Blog contains resources on classroom ideas, lesson plans, industry news, events, and offers throughout education.

The Best Die Cut Machine for Schools

VariQuest® Launches New Educational Poster Design & Print System: the Perfecta® Q36

How to Write a Grant eBook

How to Write a Grant eBook

This helpful guide includes an explanation of the grant process, including a checklist (with samples!), and useful links and resources to find funding!

Top Teacher Discounts for Teacher Appreciation Week!

[Lesson Plan] Arbor Day Activities for Grades 4-6

[Lesson Plan] SEL Photo Activities for Grades 5-7

[Lesson Plan] Pi Day Activities for Upper-Elementary and Middle School Students

Teaching Visual Learners in Special Education

[Lesson Plan] Menu Math for Grades 3-6

[Lesson Plan] Celebrate the Chinese New Year 2024!

[Free Holiday Printables] You've Been SOCKED!

[Lesson Plan] How to Write a Research Paper: The Writing Process

[Lesson Plan] How to Write a Research Paper: The Research Process

[Lesson Plan] Artificial Intelligence for the Writing Classroom

[Downloads] Classroom Coloring Activities for Fall Holidays

Got CTE Funding? We've got Resources.

Printable Sensory Paths for Elementary Education

[Lesson Plan] Building Community With Kindness

[Download] Engage Every Learner® Content Fall 2023 Expansion Pack

[Printable] My Logins and References Notebook Inserts

Writing Prompts for Students: Using ChatGPT

[Download] Writing With Caution Classroom Poster and Activities

[Printable] Don't Keep it Bottled Up Compliment Cards

Benefits of Visualization Tools in Learning

[Printables] When I Feel Upset I Can...

Adult Transition Program (ATP) Builds Life Skills

[Printable] What Can I Control? Coloring Activity

[Download] Engage Every Learner® Content Spring 2023 Expansion Pack

What Would Help Special Education Teachers? Interview With Anna from Prior Lake High School

[Listen] Podcast: The Importance of Social-Emotional Learning Visuals in Schools

[Download] 100th Day of School Activities for Elementary Teachers

[Download] Sensory Path for Elementary Students: Dinosaur Discovery

[Videos] Classroom Supports for Vision Boards, Martin Luther King Jr. Day, and Valentine's Day

[Lesson Plan] Celebrate the Chinese New Year 2023!

[SEL Activities] 3 Ideas for Students to Reflect on Their Year

[Lesson Plan] How Big is My Problem? A Lesson Plan for Elementary Teachers

What is the Best Source for Learning Visuals?

Creating a Student Journal: What are you reading, feeling, and learning?

[Lesson Plan] Emotion Meter: A Social-Emotional Learning Lesson for Teachers

[Toolkit] Building a Student-Based Enterprise

Visual Aid Posters – Essential to Every Presentation

How to Increase Teacher Retention

How Can I Improve Teacher Morale & Motivation?

[Lesson Plan] Social-Emotional Learning for Elementary Students: Belonging

Making Teachers' Lives Easier - These Tools Can Help

[Download] Engage Every Learner® Fall 2022 Expansion Pack

[Lesson Plan] Visual Schedule Cards for Special Education

Have You Spent Your COVID Relief Funding?

Increase Student Engagement With VariQuest Tools

[Lesson Plan] Morning Welcome Activity for Elementary Teachers

Bulletin Board Ideas for Your Classroom & School Building

4 (plus more) Professional Development Videos for Educators

What is the Difference Between Hot and Cold Laminating?

[Lesson Plan] Create a Motivation Station for Your Classroom

Tips to Choose the Right Visual Aids for Your In-Class Teaching

[Videos] What are the Best Educational Tools for Schools? #variquestvalue

[Download] VariQuest Work Request Form

VariQuest Honored as Finalist for Three EdTech Awards

[Lesson Plan] Celebrate Earth Day for Elementary Students

[Download] Engage Every Learner® 2022 Prom & Graduation Expansion Pack

[Lesson Plan] Social-Emotional Learning for Elementary Students: Self-Awareness

How Do You Recognize Students? Create a Selfie Station!

[eDownload] Teacher Toolkit for Middle and High School Special Education

A Buyer's Guide for Digital Die Cut Machines

[eDownload] Visual Cue Cards: Ideas and Printables for Teachers

[Lesson Plan] Celebrate the Chinese New Year 2022!

[Video] How Can I Create Vinyl Floor Markers for My School?

What is the Best Source for Learning Visuals?

Printable Take-Home Activity: My Growth Year Mindset Journal

Posters and Bulletin Boards for Schools: Our #VQshowandtell Winners!

[Lesson Plan] Social-Emotional Learning for Elementary Students: Gratitude

[Lesson Plan] A Rainbow Summary for Reading Comprehension

Social-Emotional Learning Lessons & Activities for the Whole Child

[Downloads] Coloring in the Classroom

VariQuest Visual and Kinesthetic Learning Suite Wins Tech & Learning 2021 Award for Primary Education

VariQuest Design Software v9.0

[Video] Creating Personalization Labels for the Classroom

[eBook] Lessons and Activities for the Whole Child: Extended Learning Possibilities for K-12 Classrooms

Enter to Win: #VQshowandtell

How to Focus on Mental Health as Students Return [With Free Downloads]

Educational Poster Maker to Help Students Achieve Success

[eGuide] Behavior Management: Build a Positive Classroom Culture

Die Cut Machine for Schools; Applications and Benefits

Educational Tools for Kinesthetic Learners

Using an Emotion Meter in Social-Emotional Learning for Students

[Download] ELA Sensory Path for Schools: Ocean Adventure

The Importance of Visual Aids in Teaching

[Download] ELA Sensory Path for Schools: Forest Adventure

End of Year Candy (and Cereal!) Awards

How Can I Spend My Federal Funding Dollars?

[Video] Tips for Teaching the Water Cycle

[eGuide] 5 Tips for Special Education During Hybrid or Distance Learning

How to Prepare Classroom Materials for Durability and Disinfecting

Resources for Building Career and Technical Education Programs

Using a Poster Maker for Health and Safety in Schools

Looking for Printed Materials for Distance Learning?

What Is a Cold Lamination Machine and What Can It Be Used For in the Classroom?

[Lesson Plan] Celebrate the Chinese New Year 2021!

COVID Funding for Education

Better Than Resolutions: Help Students Create a Vision for Their Best New Year

How to Use Visual Machine Learning Tools to Make Students Feel Supported and Safe

[Distance Learning Activities] 3 Ideas for Students to Reflect on 2020

Distance Learning Social-Emotional Support: Flat Teacher

Hybrid Learning Activity: Create a Game

'Tis the Season of Giving - WIN 3 Cold Laminators for your School!

Tips for Hybrid Learning: Using Y-Charts

Take-Home Resources for Distance Learning: Math Toolkits

Lesson Plan Take-Home Activity for ELL: Labels for the Home

Using a Digital Die Cutting Machine for Calming Corners in Schools

[eBook] Opening Schools Safely - Virus Prevention

Safe School Elements Include Posters, Floor Markers, and Labels

How to Use Visual Learning Tools for Promoting Equality in Your School

[eBook] Opening Schools Safely - Social-Emotional Wellbeing

Interactive Teaching Styles in the Classroom and Beyond

[Video] Back to School COVID Plans from The Curriculum Corner

Introducing...Engage Every Learner™ Content Fall 2020!

[Lesson Plan Unit] Ecosystems

How to Create a Calming Corner in your Classroom

How Can I Help My Child With Reading at Home? Tips for Parents During Distance Learning

Best Cold Laminating Machine for Teachers, Classrooms, and Schools

Student Strategies for Calming

[eBook] Opening Schools Safely

Digital Die-Cut System Created Specifically for Schools

End-Of-Year Ideas for Our Virtual Students

Digital Citizenship Guidelines for Students: Before You Post, THINK.

Activity: Creating an At-Home Math Sensory Path

[Lesson Plan Unit] Social-Emotional Learning for Elementary Students

Help Out Your Community: Create Posters for Healthcare

[Lesson Plan] Social-Emotional Learning for Elementary Students: Integrity

Teacher Resources for Virtual Exploration and Discovery

Caring For Our Customers Comes First: Navigating Safety through COVID-19

Interactive Learning Tools for Kids and Teachers

[Lesson Plan] Social-Emotional Learning for Elementary Students: Trustworthiness

Celebrate Music in our Schools Month with a Concert Photo Booth!

Visual Aids and Teaching Aid Templates for Learning

[Lesson Plan] Social-Emotional Learning for Elementary Students: Cooperation

Visual Aid Posters for Teachers on the VariQuest Resource Center

[Lesson Plan] Social-Emotional Learning for Elementary Students: Responsibility

[Lesson Plan] Celebrate the Chinese New Year 2020!

[eBook] Ask Why? 3D Printing in Schools

Classroom Organization Tips for Educators - With Visuals!

[Lesson Plan] Social-Emotional Learning for Elementary Students: Perseverance

[Video] Getting Over the Mid-Year Slump with The Curriculum Corner

[eBook] Visual Learning for the At-Risk Student

[Free Printables] Halloween Classroom Activity: You've been Boo'd!

[Lesson Plan] Social-Emotional Learning for Elementary Students: Courage

How Can I Incorporate Mindfulness in the Classroom?

[Lesson Plan] First Day of School Feelings

[Video] Back-to-School Tips from The Curriculum Corner

[Lesson Plan] Social-Emotional Learning for Elementary Students: Self-Discipline

Introducing...VariQuest Design Software v8.0 full of Engage Every Learner™ Content for Educators!

Universal Design for Learning

[Lesson Plan] Social-Emotional Learning for Elementary Students: Respect

Enhance the Pre-K Learning Environment with the VariQuest Cutout Maker!

[Lesson Plan] Social-Emotional Learning for Elementary Students: Fairness

[Video] 4 End-of-Year Projects from The Curriculum Corner

Why Does My School Need a Cutout Maker? Greece Professional Learning Center Loves Theirs!

4 Test-Taking Tips from The Curriculum Corner

[Lesson Plan] Social-Emotional Learning for Elementary Students: Kindness

Classroom Activity and Materials: Focus on Reading!

Dialed In: How to Bring Global Awareness Into the Classroom

What Can Title I Funding Be Used For?

[Lesson Plan] Celebrate the Chinese New Year 2019!

How to Analyze Student Data and Drive Growth

Free Lesson Plan Roundup!

Why Choose Cold Lamination vs. Hot?

Setting Your Classroom Up for Success: Parental Involvement

Professional Development Web Video Series: Glow and Grow

Top 10 Ways to Use VariQuest Perfecta® STP Series Scanners

[Poster] The Engineering Design Cycle

Professional Development Webinar: Growth vs Fixed Mindset

4 Strategies to Promote Student Engagement in your Classroom

The Break Up With Reading: Why Reading for Fun is Important for Students

[eBook] Special Education: Boosting Success for Exceptional Needs Students

A Student-Run Print Shop Teaches CTE Skills at Higgins Middle School

Using Text Dependent Questions for Deeper Comprehension

[eBook] How to Build a Makerspace

[Lesson Plan] Counting Strategies Activity: Build a Fruit Basket

VariQuest Launches New Educational Tools – the Perfecta® 2400STP Poster Design System and Motiva™ 400 Specialty Printing System for the K–12 Market

[Lesson Plan] Order of Operations

[eBook] Grant Funding Guide: How to Write a Grant

What is a Makerspace?

Valentine's Day Classroom Activity - Find who loves what you love!

[Lesson Plan] Celebrate the Chinese New Year! 2018

How 3D Printing is Benefiting Education at Holly Grove Elementary

What's the Difference Between Boy and Girl Brains, When it Comes to STEM?

[Playbook] Building a Career and Technical Education Program for the 21st Century

21st Century Learning at The Career Academy

[Checklist] 6 Steps Toward a 21st Century Learning Environment

[eBook] Hands-On with Minds On: Why STEM Education and 3D Printing are a Perfect Pair

How Does Kinesthetic Learning Benefit STEM? [Infographic]

Professional Development Webinar: Pink Brains vs. Blue Brains: What Neuroscience Teaches Us About STEM

11 Things to Remember to Keep your Passion for Teaching Alive [Poster]

"Explore Your World" Lesson Plan Unit

The Neuroscience of Color

Professional Development Webinar Series: Whole Brain Instruction With a Kinesthetic Approach

Reflection: Lesson Plans for the End of the School Year

Tips to Engage Students While Closing Down Your Classroom and Prepping for the Fall

Make Time Fly! Lesson Plans for the End of the School Year

Thank You Teachers, for All You Do

Upcoming Webinar: Incorporate STEM and Kinesthetic Learning in the Classroom with STEM:IT