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9 Qualities you must evaluate when adopting math software

The subject is hard for an overwhelming number of students, but finding math software to improve and supplement learning shouldn’t be as difficult.

Your challenge is evaluating different math platforms based on objective information, finding a solution that addresses your school or district’s specific issues. You can smoothen this process by knowing what aspects to investigate in any given platform.

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105 Report Card Comments to Use and Adapt

Just about every teacher agrees: report card comments are important. But there are few who actually look forward to writing them.

Why?

Because every instructor knows working under tight deadlines to create upwards of 20 unique and detailed reports isn’t exactly straightforward (or particularly fun).

And while no one at your school knows your students better than you do, writing valuable report card comments for each of them can be a huge challenge.

That’s why we created a list of 105 sample report card comments to help you find ideas, inspiration, and insights while writing your own assessments.

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8 Active Learning Strategies and Examples [+ Downloadable List]

As a teacher, one of your biggest challenges is to plan lessons that inspire your students to stay actively involved in the learning process.

But you’ve probably noticed that traditional, teacher-centered learning plans aren’t always conducive to achieving that inspiration.

That’s where active learning strategies come into play. You can use them to empower, engage, and stimulate a classroom by putting students at the center of the learning process.

Get inspired by these 8 strategies that will help students talk more openly, think more creatively and — ultimately — become more engaged in the process of learning.

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Flexible Seating: 21 Awesome Ideas for Your Classroom

As a teacher, you can’t always choose your classroom.

But you can always choose how you arrange it.

That choice — as differentiated instruction research has shown — can have a deep impact on how your students learn.

But even if you’re ready to bring flexible seating into your classroom, visualizing the change can be daunting.

So, what are some actual, easy ways to deploy flexible seating in your very own space?

Find some inspiration in this collection of 21 of our favorite flexible seating ideas. (more…)

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7 Experiential Learning Activities to Engage Students

“Is disengaged.”

“Is easily distracted.”

“Shows no interest in learning.”

No teacher wants to use these phrases to describe a student, but disengagement in schools is a persistent problem — making descriptions such as these all too common in classrooms today.

Experiential learning activities can help students
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Teaching Media Literacy - Importance and 10 Engaging Activities

Teaching Media Literacy: Its Importance and 10 Engaging Activities [+ Downloadable List]

They learn from it every day, but most young students don’t understand its inner-workings nor the effects it has on them.

That’s why educating them about mass media is an important, albeit challenging, task. The challenge lies in the fact that each distinct medium is complex and many curricula don’t dedicate fleshed-out units to teaching media literacy.

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