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Testing: 5 Ways to De-Stress "The Test"

By: Becky BubPosted 03/09/16
Testing: 5 Ways to De-Stress "The Test"

Reducing stress during testing time is not just about creating a stress-free environment. It’s about helping students lessen the anxieties that aren't helpful for testing, and showing them that some stress can help you perform up to your potential. Here are a few simple stress-reducing tips for you and your students!

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Concept Games and the Standards for Mathematical Practice

In order to meaningfully implement the Standards for Mathematical Practice, teachers need a reasonable and manageable place to begin. We suggest concept games! Mathematics games link the Standards for Mathematical Practice with research-based instructional strategies and conceptual understanding.

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Flipping with Guided Math

By: Laney Sammons, M.L.S.Posted 03/27/14
Flipping with Guided Math

Education is abuzz with talk of flipped learning. How does flipped learning fit with the Guided Math framework? Here are two possible options for flipping with Guided Math.

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Differentiating Your Literacy Centers: One Size Does NOT Fit All

Differentiation is critical to helping students of all abilities to work within their zone of proximity. Here are some ideas to help you differentiate your literacy centers, so that all students can work at their own proficiency levels within their reading skills.

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Learning to Ride a Bike

By: Timothy Rasinski, Ph.D.Posted 05/22/13
Learning to Ride a Bike

Learning to read is like learning to ride a bike. The foundational skills in reading are best developed through instruction followed by practice with support and feedback. As teachers we need to find ways to support our readers in their reading while providing formative feedback during and after their reading.

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