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Jul
09

Want To Improve Your Memory? Stay Hydrated!

A strong memory depends on the health and vitality of your brain. Did you know that over 70 percent of your body is composed of water and every function in the body is dependent on water, including the activities of the brain and nervous system? If you are interested in doing all you can to […]

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Jun
11

Equalizing Mathematics through Differentiated Instruction

Rigorous learning opportunities, conceptual understanding, increased fluency. These are all underlying goals for mathematics teaching and learning in the 21st century and mathematics teachers are challenged daily to meet these goals with all students, regardless of the students’ prior instructional experiences or current mathematical understandings. To meet these challenges, teachers are expected to be able […]

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May
29

Finding That Relaxation Moment Through the Breath

It is time to find your relaxation moments… As we are winding down our school year we now become more focused on planning time for relaxation and re-charge.  Well, the summer break is finally here and you definitely deserve to recharge. All teachers know that teaching can be a stressful job. The key is to get organized […]

By Jennifer McGregor | Blog
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May
23

Engaging ELL Students In Rich Academic Conversations

Engaging English Language Learners (ELL) in rich academic conversations is not something with which many students are comfortable with. Students often will need to be taught how to engage in discourse, be provided ample opportunity to practice their new skills and be given regular feedback on their practice. When teaching students how to engage in […]

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May
15

Addressing Attention Deficits in the Classroom

The classroom environment can be a challenging place for a child with an attention deficit. The very tasks these students find the most difficult—sitting still, listening quietly, concentrating—are the ones they are required to do all day long. Perhaps most frustrating of all is that most of these children want to be able to learn […]

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May
08

Social Emotional Learning (SEL) The Key for Developing the Whole Child

What is the goal of education in our society? When asked this question, many people respond with the idea of creating productive members of our society. People hope that the educational system allows children to learn and grow in such a way that they will be able to contribute positively to our society in a […]

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Apr
17

Relational Aggression In Your Schools: Dealing with Bullying

Relational aggression is the predominant method of bullying used by females. Starting as early as 2.5 years, this dynamic can interfere with relationships and academic progress in grade school girls, tweens, and teens.

By Jennifer McGregor | Blog
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Apr
12

Meeting the Needs of Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD)

As a teacher, understanding the common characteristics of ASD might help you work with students who may be on the spectrum. Remember that each person is unique and displays a different combination of strengths, weaknesses, behaviors, interests, talents, and skills that they bring to the classroom. Breaking down tasks into understandable components and providing motivational […]

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Apr
06

Healthy Kids, Healthy Minds

By Jane Sandwood, Freelance Writer As educators, we often see that unhealthy children do not meet their academic potential. Not only do they have more school absences but there is also evidence documented by the National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion which links the health of students with academic achievements. Let’s explore the link between […]

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Mar
13

Webinar Series: Making STEM Relevant in Your Classroom (March 26)

One of the top jobs in America today is an app developer; something that you couldn’t even get a degree in five years ago. And, the US Department of Commerce estimates that over 50 percent of the jobs currently available will be automated in the next ten years. Therefore, we need to prepare our students! […]

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