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Classroom Management

[Student Engagement] 5 Strategies to Make Brain Breaks Work in the Classroom

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McKenna Wierman

Research has shown that when students are led in quick physical activity exercises every 25-30 or so minutes, their brain activity actually increases. These 1-3 minute exercises, or brain breaks, are easy to implement in practically any classroom setting!

[Classroom Management] 7 Tips to Build Community

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Sarah Cornelius

Fostering a strong feeling of community in your classroom helps teach students valuable skills about interacting with others, and increases achievement by creating a safe, equitable, and inclusive learning environment.

4 Key Elements of 21st Century Classroom Design

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McKenna Wierman

There are lots of great ideas to break out of the traditional classroom design mold and create a space that supports personalized learning and fosters 21st century skills.

Fire Prevention Week: Free Classroom Resources!

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Madison Michell

Fire Prevention Week is October 9th through 15th! Celebrate with this free toolkit from Edmentum's EducationCity, featuring preK-6th grade fact sheets, activities, and critical thinking exercises!

5 Tips to Develop a Growth Mindset in Your Classroom

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McKenna Wierman

Individuals with a growth mindset, who believe that intelligence is like a muscle which can be developed and strengthened over time, tend to embrace challenges, persevere, and generally achieve higher rates of overall success than those with a fixed mindset.

3 Classroom Management Tips to Support Your Students of Varying Exceptionalities

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Scott Sterling

As more and more schools embrace the benefits of inclusive classrooms, there are some general planning strategies educators can use to effectively handle varying exceptionalities in the classroom.

Use Constitution Day to Set Classroom Expectations: Free Resources to Celebrate!

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Madison Michell

Later this month, schools across the nation will celebrate a day that recognizes the adoption of the United States Constitution and those who have become U.S. citizens.

What Teachers Should Know About Messaging Apps

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Scott Sterling

Messaging apps are one of the most popular segments of the different app stores. Everyone is looking for functionality not provided by the stock messaging apps on phones and tablets.

5 Kickstarters that Would Be Great in Your Classroom

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Scott Sterling

Kickstarter, the crowdfunding website, can be a great place to look for new classroom tools before they become mainstream.

Teachers’ Guide to Back-to-School Savings

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McKenna Wierman

We know that funds can get tight for teachers as you try to get your classrooms and yourselves ready for a new school year. Check out these simple tips and tricks to help you save money as you embark on your back-to-school shopping spree!

[Edmentum’s Commitment] Actionable Data to Inform Instruction

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John Bowie

What is the biggest challenge facing teachers today? We ask this question of educators whenever we observe a classroom, host a focus group, or conduct a market research survey. The answer we receive is almost always the same: teachers never have enough time. At Edmentum, designing products that save teachers time is a core part of our commitment to being educators’ most trusted partner in creating successful student outcomes. One of the ways we accomplish this is by focusing on providing educators with comprehensive data on their students’ activity, achievement, and growth – data that is actionable, visual, insightful, and secure.

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