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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...
Dan Kennedy
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By Dan Kennedy | 7 Jan

What if Getting a Wrong Answer Was a Good Thing?

Let's step into a student's shoes for a moment. Pretend...
Molly Spalding
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By Molly Spalding | 7 Jan

Classroom Management Tips for the New Year

The New Year is a great time for a fresh start! While...
Becca Foxwell
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By Becca Foxwell | 2 Jan

Our Top 3 Fresh Ideas for Teaching from 2018

As 2018 comes to an end, we took time to look back and see...
Walter Rodriguez
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By Walter Rodriguez | 17 Dec

Student Wellness: 3 Tips and Strategies

In my most recent post I shared tips for teachers to cope...
Megan Howe
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By Megan Howe | 10 Dec

Overcoming Math Anxiety: How Teachers Play a Part

Numerous studies (here, here, and here) have shown the link...
Molly Spalding
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By Molly Spalding | 3 Dec
Megan Howe
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By Megan Howe | 1 Dec

3 Ways To Use Music In Your Elementary Classroom

A couple of years ago one of my student’s parents called...
Becca Foxwell
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By Becca Foxwell | 26 Nov

Why You Should Use Music in the Classroom

I have used music in my classroom since I started teaching...
Becca Foxwell
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By Becca Foxwell | 19 Nov