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Administration & Leadership

Administration & Leadership

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 #7, and now you are on #9. That’s because you made an effort.” Give feedback as information, and use it to develop options. Don’t judge. “I see you are still on the same page as when...

Turning Fixed Mindset into Growth Mindset

The teacher begins to describe a new task. Students with a growth mindset lean forward, the gears of their thinking beginning to click. If you could take all the neurological activity coursing through their brains in those moments and translate that energy flow into words, it would sound like this: “Hmm, interesting. I have some ideas about this already....

Becoming STEM-Ready

By now, just about every educator understands and is convinced of the importance of bringing Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) into their classrooms and the enormous benefits of doing so. STEM prepares children for future jobs. It builds 21st century skills like problem solving and collaboration. It gives young people a strategic view of the world beyond the...

Webinar: An Introduction to STEM and NGSS (Gr. K-8)

On-Demand. Watch Anytime! Presented by Alissa Berg Watch You’ve heard of the NGSS (Next Generation Science Standards) and STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics), but do you know how they impact and benefit your classroom and students’ success? Join SDE expert Alissa Berg for this complimentary 30-minute SDE WebBrief as she provides: An explanation of what STEM is and what it means for...

What American Teachers Can Learn from Singapore

One of the most difficult things a teacher has to do is understand a new and unfamiliar method of learning. As Singapore Math continues to gain in popularity, more teachers are in the position of having to figure out what this approach is all about and how to teach it. Teachers who are new to Singapore Math quickly figure out...

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