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10 Inspiring Black History Month Classroom Activities

February is Black History Month — the celebration of African American history, contributions, and achievements that’s recognized annually across the United States and Canada. 

For teachers, it’s a great opportunity to teach with intention, honoring the tradition and showing students its importance, along with the importance of black history and culture. 

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93 Random Acts of Kindness [To Make Someone’s Day]

National Random Acts of Kindness Day is February 17th, 2020. Celebrate in your classroom to teach students why kindness is essential!

“Three things in human life are important: the first is to be kind; the second is to be kind; and the third is to be kind.”

Henry James, British-American author

Teaching strategies like service learning and experiential learning teach students the value of civic responsibility and help them develop critical social skills. But to build a positive school culture, students have to understand the value of kindness.

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5 Tricks To Help Improve Your Students’ Mental Math Ability

As students progress in their academics, their ability to mentally calculate math sums and solve problems improves. From calculating simple addition and subtraction to remembering the square root of integers, mental math comprises of specific learning techniques that help students solve math problems quickly.

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4 Classroom Activities For Students To Learn Algebra [+ Downloadable Worksheets For Class]

As students master primary mathematical concepts and advance to a new proficiency level, they are introduced to topics like algebra, geometry, and calculus in school. Diving into these new set of topics can be challenging for students as they require logical reasoning and problem-solving skills for the same.

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Top 5 Math Puzzles To Try In Your Class [+ Downloadable File]

It is a known fact that students sometimes struggle to cope up with the pressure of an extensive school syllabus, assignments, homework and more. Especially when it comes to math, students find it particularly challenging to balance class lessons, assignments, tests, and homework together. Therefore, it is important that teachers create a healthy classroom environment that not only focuses on solving questions, learning equations, finishing assignments but also gives students the liberty to enjoy learning through math games, brainteasers, and puzzles.

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17 Fun First Day of School Activities to Try

Whether you’ve been teaching for years or it’s your first day as a full-time teacher, the first day of school is usually accompanied by some anxiety — no matter how prepared you might be.  

It’s the same for students. Uncertainty about friends, teachers, and schoolwork is enough to make even the most extroverted students a bit nervous.

With that in mind, you should always consider what first day of school activities can stimulate introductions, get students talking, and set the tone for successful classroom management.

Get inspired by these 17 fun, creative first day of school activities and try them out yourself. They’re easy, free, and guaranteed to ease the tension on a busy, hectic first day of school.

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