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National Video Games Day: 7 Fun Ways to Level-up Your Classroom

Summer is coming to an end, but that doesn’t mean the fun has to stop! 

For those of you eagerly counting down to the next holiday, we have good news. There’s another special day happening very soon — one dedicated to a love of gaming. 

Help celebrate the start of the new school year with National Video Games Day on Sept. 12.  

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Addition Worksheets: 20 Printable [+ Free] Resources

What’s the first thing that comes to mind when you think of learning math?

The basic 2 + 2 = 4 is probably high on the list. That’s because, after counting, addition is the building block that leads students directly to other essential math skills — like subtraction, multiplication, and division, for starters. 

Addition worksheets are a great way to let your students practice and make sure they understand the concepts they’re learning. And since it’s such an important skill, kids need lots of practice. 

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9 Powerful Ways to Lead a Successful IEP Meeting

As a school leader, you take on the (rather lofty) responsibility of ensuring your students have enough support to learn, grow, and succeed in their education.

One way to achieve this growth — and promote a positive school culture — is to make sure individualized education plans (IEPs) are effective and useful for every student that needs them. 

To keep things running smoothly, you need to create an IEP that actually works. One of the best ways to do this is to run a successful IEP meeting.

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20 Multiplication Worksheets for Effective Math Practice

You’ve done the hard work to make multiplication easy for your students. Now, it’s time for them to practice everything they’ve learned with multiplication worksheets.

Worksheets aren’t the only way to practice multiplication, but they’re an effective, easy way to work on class material and get students working independently. Plus — while students complete their worksheets, you have time to catch up on other important tasks.  

The only problem is creating them. We know it can be time-consuming to make your own worksheets — so we’ve created them for you!

We’ve got 20 free multiplication worksheets for third and fourth grade, covering a variety of skills for students to practice.

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7 Effective Ways to Use Distributed Practice at Your School

You dedicate endless resources to make sure students learn curriculum essentials, in preparation for standardized tests and new grade levels.

But as soon as they’ve learned the material and written the test, it seems like their memories are completely wiped clean. Students are left confused and teachers become frustrated.

Sound familiar?

This scenario is extremely common, yet highly preventable. Students and teachers tend to cram information into their brains as quickly as possible. But in the long run, retention falls flat.

Distributed practice is proven to be the best studying method for effective learning that lasts. And if you want students to study this way, distributed practice should become a schoolwide teaching strategy.

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How to Use Prodigy to Fight Summer Learning Loss

Nothing quite compares to that feeling of accomplishment at the end of every school year.

You tirelessly deliver skill-building content to students every day — and as the year wraps up, you get to see all your hard work paid off.

So, why do students seem underprepared when they return the following school year?

Summer learning loss studies have found students can lose more than a month of academic learning from the previous school year. What’s worse, this decline happens more in math skills than any other subject.

Luckily, kids can practice math on Prodigy all summer — preventing summer learning loss and possibly even improving their math skills!

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35 Multimodal Learning Strategies and Examples

Even the most confident educational leaders can find themselves asking the same questions, over and over.

Are students listening?

Are they engaged?

Are they learning the way they should?

All kids learn differently, and sometimes it can feel nearly impossible to find a curriculum or plan that works for an entire school. That’s where multimodal learning comes in.

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45 Fun Brain Teasers for Kids [With Answers]

Sometimes keeping your students engaged during a (long) school day feels like a losing battle. How do you gain their full attention while teaching the skills they need to succeed? How do you turn tough and intimidating concepts into fun, entertaining lessons that actually spark life in the classroom? 

Brain teasers for kids are a great form of game-based learning that not only entertain children, but also inspire some creative thought in the classroom. People of all ages can indulge in these playful — yet challenging — activities.

We’ve gathered 45 examples of brain teasers for kids with answers, organized by category:

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