Learning Insights

February 22, 2019

Encouraging a Love of Math

Encouraging a Love of Math

Math can be a tough subject for many students. They see an example during class and feel like they completely understand what’s going on. But once that student has to go home and try to figure things out by themselves it feels like they are reading a completely different language.  Students may feel frustrated and […]

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September 19, 2018

Supplementing Classroom Learning with Online Resources

Supplementing Classroom Learning with Online Resources

In the classroom, teachers prepare for whole group instruction through mini-lessons, small group instruction, and strategy groups, as well as reading and writing conferences with individual students.  There are times after engaging in these activities, or Tier I instruction (which is core instruction,)  that students need additional support.  Fortunately, teachers can take data obtained from […]

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July 23, 2018

Bulletin Board Tips

Bulletin Board Tips

Bulletin boards can be a great focal point for your classroom. It’s an easy way for students to see an important topic they’ll be learning about on a regular basis, and have time for key pieces of information to sink in. It’s also a great place to display the hard work your students have been […]

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July 9, 2018

Advice For New Teachers

Advice For New Teachers

When you’re starting out your teaching career, things can seem overwhelming. It might even be a little frightening, as you prep your first classroom. You’re at the helm of a whole class full of young minds just waiting to be molded. You want to make an impact, and be a major factor in their success […]

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June 14, 2018

Teacher Fashion Ideas

Teacher Fashion Ideas

When waking up early and getting to school before the kids do is your daily routine, being fashion forward can be the last thing on your mind. You’re constantly moving around, from class to class and activity to activity, helping students throughout the day and moving around the classroom as you teach. Comfort probably comes […]

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May 2, 2018

How Kids Learn Today

How Kids Learn Today

Comparing how students learn today with how students used to learn years ago is completely useless, like trying to compare an apple to an orange. Students are constantly plugged into some form of technology these days and can have the answers to anything within seconds, thanks to the internet. The constant connection has impacted the […]

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April 27, 2018

Learning In Bits

Learning In Bits

When faced with a tough subject, it can be daunting for a student to have to learn everything about it in one class period. Knowing the amount of information a class can and cannot handle within a certain time period is imperative to helping them get the most out of a lesson. Sometimes certain subjects […]

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April 12, 2018

Teacher Stress

Teacher Stress

As a teacher it is easy to quickly become stressed out. Things may not go your way or students are not cooperating. You may feel the constant pressure to succeed for your students. Here are a few tips to assist you in setting yourself up to succeed and minimize stress. Develop a start and end […]

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March 14, 2018

Keeping Kids Focused

Keeping Kids Focused

Keeping kids focused in today’s distraction-filled environment can be a big of a struggle at times. But there are creative ways to keep them focused in on what matters in the classroom even at the most restless of times. For example, did you know that if you Goggle “fidget spinner,” you’ll be graced with a […]

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February 21, 2018

Keeping Going-End of Year Stretch

Keeping Going-End of Year Stretch

Spring break is around the corner and summer is so close the students can practically feel the sand between their toes, as they long for long summer days. The students have mentally checked out, yet the teachers still have many lessons to impart on them before the official start of summer. Keeping students engaged at […]

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