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April 2017

[Product Update] Have You Seen Study Island Lately?

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by madison.michell

We've been carefully gathering insights from our customers to evolve Study Island to better meet your teaching and learning needs. Find out about exciting updates you can expect to see with this summer's upcoming release!

4 Ways to Help Students Cope With Failure on State Summative Assessments

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by regina.waddell

Test scores matter, and inevitably, some students will fail their state tests. What can teachers do to communicate the importance of testing and motivate students to rebound from a poor test performance? Here are four tips!

5 Podcasts Every Adult and Higher Ed Teacher Should Check Out

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by sarah.cornelius@edmentum.com

Podcasts are a great option for Adult and Higher Ed instructors to sneak in some professional development while commuting, catching up on paperwork, or working on chores around the house. We've put together a list of five of our favorites.

[Parent Tips] Building Your Children’s Confidence in STEM Skills

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by elaine.ho@edmentum.com

Science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) skills are critical to students' success beyond the classroom. Here's five ways parents can make sure kids are building and gaining confidence in these skills at home.

4 Tips for Teachers to Execute an Awesome Field Trip

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by scott.sterling

The end of the school year is prime time for field trips. However, newer teachers can be intimidated by the prospect of leading the students off school grounds, and veterans may have suffered a bad experience. Here are four ways to make sure everyone has a fantastic time—even you!

[Professional Development] Evaluating Your Own Performance as an Educator

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by scott.sterling

The best teachers know that refining their practice is an ongoing process. Here are six of our favorite best-practice tips for effective self-reflection.

Technology in the Classroom: 21 Tips, Tricks, and Ideas for Educators

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by sarah.cornelius@edmentum.com

Whether you’re looking to spice up your current lessons, catch students’ waning attention before the next break, or start planning ahead for tactics to try next year, we want to help you put all of the strategies, resources, and inspiration circulating in the education community to full use!

[Classroom Management] Making Student Relationships a Priority

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by lisa.bliss

Creating meaningful relationships with students is key to effective class management, and builds a safe and welcoming environment for learning.

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