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Donna Wilson and Marcus Conyers, brain-based teaching program developers and authors, explain how the brain processes auditory information and introduce the HEAR strategy as a way to help students develop their listening skills.

Training the Brain to Listen: A Practical Strategy for Student Learning and Classroom Management

Mrs. Orman's Classroom: Five Ways to Use Memes to Connect With Students

Mrs. Orman's Classroom: Five Ways to Use Memes to Connect With Students

By teaching students to 'drive their own brain' through metacognition, we provide a concrete way to guide them think about how they can best learn.

Metacognition: The Gift That Keeps Giving

We share evidence and practitioner-based learning strategies that empower you to improve education.

Black History Month Children's Literature and Kindergarten Lesson Plan. This lesson is a great way to introduce segregation to young students.

Who Was Ruby Bridges?

Black History Month Children's Literature and Kindergarten Lesson Plan. This lesson is a great way to introduce segregation to young students. Book on the left - a classic that I remember studying in my Kindergarten classroom

Hello, My name is Nicole and I am the author of the blog, Today, in Second Grade. I am a passionate second and third grade teacher, and love every minute spent in my classroom! I am excited to be guest blogging here, at Minds in Bloom, and am also quite honestly, honored!  This year, I made a promise to myself to integrate MORE technology in

Integrating Technology in the Classroom with ScreenChomp

Integrating Technology in the Classroom with Screen Chomp - You can record voice and writing directions on an interactive whiteboard. This is similar to EduCreations.

Join a Facebook group moderated by Laura Candler for  elementary teachers who want to know more about Plickers and share ideas with educators who are using it! Click the link to access the signup form.

Join a Facebook group moderated by Laura Candler for elementary teachers who want to know more about Plickers and share ideas with educators who are using it! Click the link to access the signup form.

11 Things Coaches Can Give Teachers Feedback On Infographic

11 Things Coaches Should Look For in Classroom Observations. See on Scoop.it - Education Matters - (tech and non-tech) 11 Things Coaches Should Look For in Classroom Observations

“When are we ever going to use this?” | Adventures in Teaching Algebra

“When are we ever going to use this?”

You will never solve a three-variable system or graph a linear inequality after graduation.” “Because… Alge…

I use these badges with my students to praise them when they display a growth mindset. I give each student a page of the badges and I have them observe their classmates. Then I have designated badge times where I'll give the opportunity for them to give out badges (if you let them give them out whenever they want it becomes a distraction).

Growth Mindset Coupons / Badges

Growth Mindset Coupons/Badges *NEW* There is a second set of 12 different badges: Go to this link! Growth Mindset Coupons/Badges Set 2 I use these badges with my students to praise them when they display a growth mindset.

One way to show our students we care is to help them prepare for the often-overwhelming cumulative exam week. 8 Ways to Help Students Prepare for Exams | Teach 4 the Heart

8 Ways to Help Students Prepare for Exams

Cumulative exam time can be pretty intimidating for students, especially when they have one in every class. And for teachers, preparing kids for exams can be a bit of a balancing act.

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