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Nov 12, 2018 Teacher Wellness – 4 Ways To Manage Stress ›

There is currently a lot of buzz about mindfulness in schools. Mostly it is about students and their social-emotional well-being in an academic environment. As an educator, you know that students come in with varying levels of stress – sometimes trauma – and it impacts every aspect of their day. Teachers, myself included, have long […]

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Nov 05, 2018 Maintaining a Growth Mindset ›

I recently had the privilege of attending the Fellowship of Black Male Educators for Social Justice Conference in Philadelphia. This conference was an opportunity to share best practices, but, more importantly, it was a call to action that 2%, the number of Black Male educators nationwide, is simply not enough, and we must do more […]

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Oct 30, 2018 Why Voting Carries a Profound Meaning ›

A lot of young people are cynical about politics. We often hear that “it’s all corrupt” and “I really don’t care about politics.” To many, campaigns are a farce—a tiresome spectacle to be endured—and voting itself is pointless, a waste of time! That’s too bad.  And it’s not true. Voting, the simple act of checking […]

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Oct 29, 2018 Which Came First: Math Anxiety or Poor Performance? ›

Which came first: math anxiety or poor performance? Well, math anxiety may be both the cause and the result of low achievement. It’s a vicious cycle where once students have math anxiety they avoid mathematical tasks which leads to gaps in their learning.  When students fall behind they become more anxious. So how can you help […]

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Oct 25, 2018 Are Parents To Blame For Students’ Math Anxiety? ›

Are parents to blame for students’ math anxiety? After all, parents are the first teacher and primary role model for their children. It’s actually been shown that parents play an unintentional role in the development of math anxiety. When math-anxious parents help with students’ math homework, their children’s math-learning processes decline and their levels of […]

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Oct 22, 2018 4 Ways to Guide Students to Success ›

Times have changed, and in order to prepare our students for 21st century success, our classrooms cannot look like the classroom of yesteryear. Our students are growing up in a “Google it!” generation and have endless information at their fingertips. Learning is no longer limited by the four walls of the classroom, and the role […]

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Oct 15, 2018 Connecting with Parents ›

The air is growing crisp and the school year is starting to settle in. Maybe you have started to feel like you are back in the swing of things and your routines are actually routine. That can only mean one thing – parent conferences are right around the corner! The first parent conference can give […]

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Oct 09, 2018 Overcoming Math Anxiety ›

Math anxiety has been coming up a lot lately and for good reason. Anxiety toward mathematics can begin as early as 5 years old and persist into adulthood. Multiple studies have shown that math anxiety can negatively affect math achievement, see examples here, here, and here. To develop deeper mathematical conceptual understanding, it takes time, […]

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Oct 08, 2018 3 Ways to Get Your Students Up and Active ›

“Mrs. Foxwell, I love coming into your classroom, because I never know what I’m going to find!” one of my classroom aides said to me as she walked in on my students and I exercising during math class. We were in the middle of our place value unit and were counting out numbers, by doing […]

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Oct 01, 2018 3 Tips for Building an Anti-Bullying School Culture ›

October is bullying prevention month. As a teacher, I had a vision of ensuring that the students I taught would not only learn English, but that they would become empathetic people and treat others with respect. A teacher, I thought, should create an environment that encourages this effort beyond just words or posters on the […]

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