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Take-Away Tips

Take-Away Tips
Better Classroom Conversations

Here are some guidelines and conversation starters you can use in the classroom. 1. Share Thinking “I believe that ________ because ________.” “This reminds me of ________...

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Here are some guidelines and conversation starters you can use in the classroom. Point to data that shows effort. “Ten minutes ago you were on...
Introduce Physical Readiness Activities into Transitions

The research is clear… learning is not solely dependent upon brain function. A powerful correlation exists between physical development (readiness) and cognitive development (readiness)....
Using Singapore Math to Decompose CCSS

When decomposing the Common Core State Standards, consider making a trifold piece of paper that includes the standard at the top of the paper...

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Succeeding in the 21st Century: Our Kids Need More Than Smarts. They Need Grit.

How can educators best prepare children to achieve the standards and succeed in the 21st century? Content knowledge, while certainly important, is not enough....
Writing: Has It Become the Forgotten Skill in Today’s Classrooms?

Experts agree that writing is a necessary skill, whether a child needs...
Becoming STEM-Ready

By now, just about every educator understands and is convinced of the ...