The Rule Of Five

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Tweet If you are working with a child who struggles to read, or has dyslexia, you will know that there are periods of time you both can feel like you’re in a losing battle. It can be hard to know how to encourage the child through that struggle while also teaching them and correcting their […]

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Recycled Project Ideas: Making School Supplies

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Tweet It goes without saying that teachers everywhere are on a tight budget. We are here to give you some great ideas for craft projects that can be done on a budget using recycled materials or repurposing. School supply organizers will be covered in this article.  Check back soon for some recycled art project ideas. […]

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Creative Motivation: Keep Your Students Interested

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Tweet Sure, students are coming back to school and may be naturally motivated by a new school year, but here are some great thoughts and ideas of how to keep that going throughout.  ~EMP Every student learns a little bit differently. As a teacher you are well versed in this. You also know how hard […]

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How Motivation Affects Learning

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Tweet Motivation has a direct impact on how an individual learns. The affects of motivation is normally far reaching because it increases an individual’s energy level, determines the persistence in reaching a specific goal, affects the types of learning techniques used and an individual’s thinking processes. According to human development professionals, there are two types […]

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The Path To College

Tweet The school year is over for most students but that doesn’t mean education stops. Summer is the perfect time to hone your best subjects and improve on the rest. For many younger students, this means a few review worksheets but for many high school students the focus is on the future. This means preparing […]

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Reflecting in Words and Sketches

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Tweet Over the past few years, I’ve been implementing reflection journals.  It started as a lined notebook where students took a moment at the end of each day to reflect on the day.  We created covers for these journals during a Studio Day in order to make them personal and meaningful for the year. During […]

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3 Reasons You Need a Did List

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Tweet What is a did list?  It’s a list you make AFTER you accomplish things, not before.  Sure we all make To Do lists, but at the end of a school year (or any time of year) it’s great to take a moment and reflect on things you have done – create a Did List. […]

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Versatility for the Real World

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Tweet “I’m never going to use this in the real world anyway.” It’s a constant refrain of students as they struggle with studies and get bored with certain subjects. As students mature, they begin to view “real world” vocationally, misunderstanding that even if they pursue a career as a lawyer then the basics of geometry […]

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Trapper Keepers of the Future

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Tweet By now, it is almost axiomatic that new technologies such as tablets and laptops improve classroom performance. A good portion of those performance gains are due to the following: internet connectivity better note taking a higher degree of engagement multimedia learning tools, etc. But that only tells one part of the story. The overlooked benefit of new technology […]

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