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8 Common Core Math Standards, Explained [+ Examples]

The dust has finally settled, and it looks like Common Core math is here to stay.

After countless political battles (and more than one Common Core math meme floating around social media), the initiative that incorporates techniques like cooperative learning and active learning has settled into the American education system.

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The Teacher’s Guide to Service Learning [+ 5 Examples]

Involving your students in community service can feel like an impossible task when you already have endless piles of curriculum to cover during the school year.

But what if you could accomplish both of these at the same time?

You’ve probably heard of service learning. Maybe you’ve even wanted to use it in your classroom, but aren’t exactly sure what it is or how to go about it.

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3 Easy Steps to Differentiate Using Prodigy

It’s one of the toughest parts of teaching math.

But differentiating instruction for each student is one of the most effective methods of addressing their unique skills deficits.

You can use Prodigy to simplify math content differentiation. You’ll deliver specific in-game problems to each student — or distinct student groups — in three quick steps!

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How to Put the Six Blended Learning Models into Action [+ Examples & Download]

Many teachers cannot always satisfy the learning needs and speeds of all students — whether they be gifted, struggling or anywhere between – with the limited amount of time in today’s classrooms.

Administrators can introduce blended learning to address this issue. The practice is divided into six models, which each combine traditional teaching methods with different ways of using computerized instruction.

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7 Personalized Learning Strategies and Examples

It happens all too often: the bell rings to signal the end of class, but some children are left with doubts and questions — while others are bored because the last hour was spent on material they already understood. 

These differences are often down to students’ learning styles, and are fuelling a surge in the use of personalized learning strategies and adaptive learning technology in the field of K-12 education. 

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4 Teacher Evaluation Models to Use (With Examples!)

Teacher evaluation is a topic of hot debate in the world of K-12 schooling, and for good reason.

You have the responsibility to make sure the students in your school are receiving a good education — and that the foundation of their education is based on engaged, effective teaching.

Strong instructional leadership will help guide teachers to success, but teacher evaluation is key for the professional and personal growth that leads teachers to improved performance.

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