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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  

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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  

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How to Turn a Word Problem into a Rich Math Task (Part One)

Part One – Crafting the Problem

Growth mindset is much more than a buzzword, and nowhere is this more apparent than in mathematics.  

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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  

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5 Engaging Ways to Introduce New Content

Guest Blog Post by Rachael Parlett

Imagine that you are sitting in the movie theater waiting for the latest popular movie to begin. With the popcorn bucket on your lap and drink in hand, you are ready.

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Teaching Fire Safety: Free Resources to Spark Learning

This post is sponsored by the National Fire Protection Association and Sparky.org.


October is National Fire Prevention Month, and Fire Prevention Week starts on October 9th which is right around the corner. What lessons and activities  

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What if you could have the class of your dreams this year? Learn the secrets of launching a stellar school year and how to create a caring classroom of students who want to reach for the stars!

Secrets of Launching a Stellar School Year

What if you could walk into the class of your dreams this year? Of course you’d jump at the chance! But what  

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Investigating How to Make Icy Roads Safer

Hands-on Investigation and Research Ideas

If you’ve ever driven on icy roads, you’ll know just how treacherous they can be. How do road  

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Quiet Signals and Timers

One of the keys to good cooperative learning is good classroom management. If you feel this is a weak area for you, don’t worry. As a part of your cooperative learning explorations, you can  

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Multiple Intelligence Theory and Growth Mindset

Dr. Howard Gardner first proposed Multiple Intelligence (MI) theory over 40 years, suggesting that IQ is not one-dimensional, and that it can’t be described by a single  

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Managing Whole Group Instruction


Classroom Management Strategies That Work!

Before you can involve your students in cooperative learning activities or other active engagement lessons, you’ll need to establish clear procedures for  

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Learning Center Resources

Learning Centers are a great way to keep kids motivated throughout the year. They also ensure that all students are actively engaged while you work with a small group of students. This page  

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