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Jan 14, 2019 Flexible Seating: Pick a Seat, Any Seat! ›

In a world where we are continually pushing our students to choose creativity and think outside of the box, we must be intentional in creating a classroom culture that allows for maximum creativity.  One way teachers are fostering a creative culture is by incorporating flexible seating into their classrooms.  This approach leads to a more […]

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Jan 07, 2019 Scaffolding Problem Types from “Plain Vanilla” to “Chocolate Amaretto” ›

In my previous blogs in this series, I have attempted to make the following points. While engaging our best students, we cannot abandon our duty to engage them all. A student can be high-performing in various ways. Our assessments define what we mean by “high-performing.” We should assess what we value and value what we […]

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Jan 07, 2019 What if Getting a Wrong Answer Was a Good Thing? ›

Let’s step into a student’s shoes for a moment. Pretend you’re a student in a math class. Your teacher poses a question, then calls on you to answer it. The teacher’s disappointed look and the muffled giggles from your classmates indicate that your answer is clearly off the mark. Your face flushes and you wish […]

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Jan 02, 2019 Classroom Management Tips for the New Year ›

The New Year is a great time for a fresh start! While you’re putting away the Christmas decorations and making your personal goals to hit the gym more often in the New Year, don’t forget to also think through your classroom goals. Winter break can be like a time machine that transports students back to […]

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Dec 17, 2018 Our Top 3 Fresh Ideas for Teaching from 2018 ›

As 2018 comes to an end, we took time to look back and see what teachers were most interested in reading about over the past year. In case you missed them, below are the most popular Fresh Ideas for Teaching blog posts of 2018! We hope these blog posts help provide you with ideas and […]

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Dec 10, 2018 Student Wellness: 3 Tips and Strategies ›

In my most recent post I shared tips for teachers to cope with their own stress. We know that teachers can carry a lot of stress and sometimes suffer from compassion fatigue. Taking care of yourself and coming to school feeling like you can handle the daily ups and downs helps you and it helps […]

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Dec 03, 2018 Overcoming Math Anxiety: How Teachers Play a Part ›

Numerous studies (here, here, and here) have shown the link between how teachers feel about math and the math learning outcomes of their students. These studies have predominantly focused on teacher math anxiety in elementary school, however, a recent study determined that even in high school, teachers with a higher level of math anxiety are […]

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Dec 01, 2018 ‘Tis the Season for Celebrating Holidays in the Classroom ›

Teachers everywhere are counting down the days to the miraculous winter break. We’ve made it through the beginning of another school year. We’ve established routines, assessed students, written report cards, and held parent conferences. We’ve made it through the sneak peek, Thanksgiving break, and resettled students as they came back from break. In many schools, […]

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Nov 26, 2018 3 Ways To Use Music In Your Elementary Classroom ›

A couple of years ago one of my student’s parents called me at school to tell me a funny story about her son. She said Brent was home working on his math homework and started singing an addition song as he worked. His mom said, “I love that song! Did the music teacher teach you […]

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Nov 19, 2018 Why You Should Use Music in the Classroom ›

I have used music in my classroom since I started teaching and always knew music was important, but it wasn’t until a close family member suffered a debilitating stroke that I got to see the power of music firsthand. After the stroke, my relative lost all of her speech. So, imagine our surprise when we […]

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Feb 06, 2019
2:00 PM EST
Teaching Personal Financial Literacy: Your Students’ Future Depends on it! ›
During CTE Month, we’re offering a complimentary webinar with Personal Financial Literacy co-authors, Dr. Michael Casey and Dr. Sherry Roberts.
Feb 28, 2019
12:00 PM EST
Teaching Personal Financial Literacy: Your Students’ Future Depends on it! ›
During CTE Month, we’re offering a complimentary webinar with Personal Financial Literacy co-authors, Dr. Michael Casey and Dr. Sherry Roberts.
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