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10 Best Documentaries for Teaching Mathematics
posted by: Melissa | April 19, 2017, 01:30 pm   

We’re finishing our series on documentaries for the classroom with math. While some might not automatically put math and documentary together, we’re able to recommend the following list. Also, don’t forget to check out our previous entries for social studies, science, and English/Language Arts on our blog already.

 
Must Haves for Classrooms with Flexible Seating
posted by: Melissa | April 13, 2017, 01:03 pm   

What’s the perfect seating arrangement for the classroom? It’s a topic long debated. Over the years, teachers have favored students sitting in pairs, rows of individual desks, and then small groups. Recently though, more and more teachers are subscribing to the thought that there is no ‘one size fits all’ when it comes to classroom arrangements. Instead, these teachers subscribe to what’s being called ‘flexible seating.’

 
How You Can Create a Growth Mindset in Your Students
posted by: Melissa | April 07, 2017, 03:11 pm   

Educational buzzwords seem to enter the field quickly and seemingly out of the blue. For a while, they are all that anyone seems to be talking about, but then, when a new fad comes in, they disappear from view. Growth mindset is not one of these fads.

 
10 Best Documentaries for Teaching English Language Arts
posted by: Melissa | April 04, 2017, 01:36 pm   

Over the past few weeks, we’ve been introducing you to the documentaries that we think teachers should be using in their classroom. You can find the best documentaries for social studies and for science on our blog already. This week, we’re going to focus on English language arts documentaries.

 
Teaching Boys: 5 Strategies That Work
posted by: Melissa | March 31, 2017, 02:12 pm   

Over the past decade, there’s been a growing awareness that the way we structure schools is shortchanging boys. When measures of accomplishment and punishment for boys and girls are put next to each other, boys consistently score lower, achieve less, and are disciplined more, despite the fact that they are no less intelligent. Even on supposedly objective measures like grades, boys may end up being judged unfairly. The question is what can schools and teachers do about it?

 
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