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Celebrate Red Ribbon Week: 5 Tips for Talking to Elementary Students About Healthy Habits

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McKenna Wierman

From October 23 to 31, schools around the nation will observe Red Ribbon Week®. Beyond spreading awareness on the dangers of drug and alcohol use, Red Ribbon Week also presents an excellent opportunity to teach students about the benefits of building lifelong healthy habits.

10 Fast Facts to Help Parents Fill Out the FAFSA

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Sarah Cornelius

Filling out the FAFSA is the first step for most families to getting the dollars needed to make college affordable. Here's 10 fast facts to help you understand the process.

How Does the Daily 5 Look in Different Elementary Grades?

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McKenna Wierman

When it comes to developing students’ literacy skills, one of the most popular and successful frameworks used by educators is the

[Study Island Updates] Time-on-Task Tracking, Built Test Enhancements, and NWEA Reports

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Hugh O'Donovan

We're releasing additional updates to Study Island designed to help teachers and admins easily access data and provide more control and flexibility when using the program in their classrooms.

[Classroom Practice] Are Your Students Using Ineffective Learning Techniques?

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Regina Waddell

Educators and students have some go-to strategies for learning practice, including rereading and highlighting. We're digging into leading research to understand which approaches actually work.

Education Technology Leadership: How Edmentum Programs Are Designed with Your Needs in Mind

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Sean McDonough

At Edmentum, we take pride in the classroom and technology experience we have. And, we love the opportunity to put that experience to work. Here's five ways we've designed our programs to support technology administrators.

7 Tips for Success Using Study Island Practice

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Madison Michell

When Study Island is used regularly just 30 minutes a week, per subject, the program produces significant growth outcomes for students. How can you make results like this a reality for your learners? Here are seven things you should know to ensure success using Study Island for practice.

Tips for New Teachers: How to Get Over the First-Year Hump

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Scott Sterling

The first year of teaching really is the hardest. If you find yourself in a mid-semester slump, try these four simple strategies to survive and thrive in the classroom!

[Classroom Management] 5 Tips to Adopt a Grading System that Puts Student Success First

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Lisa Bliss

Looking for an alternative to the standard A-F approach to grading? Try this approach that places the focus on student progress!

Teacher Tips: How to Incorporate the Alexa Voice Assistant in Your Classroom

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Scott Sterling

One of the fastest-growing areas of technology is in voice control, specifically in “virtual assistants” like Amazon Alexa. Here's four ways to put this technology to use in the classroom.

Education Technology Leadership: Bridging the Divide Between the IT Department and the Classroom

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Sean McDonough

Here’s six best practices for effective partnership between IT departments, other administrators, and most importantly of all, classroom teachers, to drive meaningful use of technology—and reduce stress for everyone involved.

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