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MI Theory and Mindset: Helping Kids Discover their Strengths and Overcome Challenges

 

Multiple Intelligence Theory and the research on Growth Mindset offer us insight into how the brain works, what it means to be intelligent, and how we respond to the challenges of life. Both frameworks have important implications for teaching  

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Google Classroom Management Tips

Guest blog post by Rhoda Toynbee

Using Google Classroom can streamline the tasks of assigning, collecting, grading, and returning student work. It saves hours of time and eliminates those dreaded piles of papers that need grading (you know the ones  

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Book Donation Bonanza: Free PD Books for Schools!

 

The publishing world keeps changing, and sometimes those changes happen so fast we don’t see them coming. That’s exactly what happened to my publisher, and it’s why we’re donating thousands of my books to schools over the next few  

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40 Hour Teacher Workweek Club Membership Giveaway

 

I’ve been raving about Angela Watson’s 40 Hour Teacher Workweek Club for years because I truly believe that it’s a life-changing resource. The 40 HTW Club only accepts new members twice a year, and I’m excited to share  

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Mathematical Problem Solving: Mindsets Matter

 

Do you love math? Or are you convinced that the math train left the station without you long ago? No matter how you feel about it, if you’re an elementary educator, you’ll probably have to teach math at some  

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Plickers Made Easy with Task Cards

 

Have you tapped into the power of Plickers yet? Plickers is a free, interactive tech tool that uses printable “paper clickers” instead of clicker devices. Each student is assigned a unique Plickers card that has a black and white  

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Teaching Tricky Trapezoids: Inclusive vs. Exclusive Definitions

 

Do you teach quadrilateral classification? If so, did you know there are THREE ways to define a trapezoid? Americans use either the inclusive or the exclusive definition depending on their curriculum. To complicate matters even more, teachers who live  

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Motivating Math Games

 

Motivating kids at the end of the year can be a challenge, especially if you’re still expected to teach skills and review academic content. Whole group instruction is particularly challenging this time of year because it’s so difficult to  

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