Category Archives: Differentiated Instruction

Anxious/Stressed Students: What You Can Do About It

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By Jim Grant, SDE Founder and Consultant My most popular workshop for parents and educators today is “Grit and Growth Mindset: The Key to Perseverance.” As a presenter, I have discovered that one workshop will often give birth to another. … Continue reading

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Developing Critical Thinkers Part 1: Visualization

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By Anni Stipek, SDE Educational Consultant What does it mean to be a critical thinker and how can we help develop critical thinkers in the classroom? I might just have an idea or two for you.  Join me for the first … Continue reading

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Play Time: It Does a Lot More than Just Get the “Wiggles” Out

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As teachers, we all know about stress. Oh, do we. In fact, teaching is considered to be one of the most stressful careers. On our feet all day, we’re juggling meetings, overwhelming paperwork, concerns about standards, high-stakes testing, and difficult … Continue reading

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Gifted Students and the $1,000 Question

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There are so many debates swirling around the idea of gifted students. Educators go back and forth on what gifted really means, how to identify and measure giftedness, whether you are born with it or it is developed. Think back … Continue reading

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Math Is Just Like Life

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By Ricky Mikelman, SDE Educational Consultant Math is just like life. Or, is it life is just like math?  I’m finally taking a minute to reflect on our National Conference on Singapore Math Strategies. This year, I took a day to … Continue reading

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