Lindsey Sönmez

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5 Ways to Boost Student Engagement while Teaching Remotely

Posted by Lindsey Sönmez on March 30, 2020

Distance learning brings with it many adjustments, from settling into an at-home work environment and keeping kiddos occupied to managing assignments and establishing structure throughout the day. But with time, you and your students will get into a groove where your new, virtual form of instruction becomes (at least somewhat) the norm. Then comes another challenge: how do you keep students engaged from afar?

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Topics: COVID-19, distance learning, student engagement

Science Learning at Home: K-5 STEM Activity Pack

Posted by Lindsey Sönmez on March 20, 2020

We’re all in a strange place of uncertainty right now due to the COVID-19 outbreak. Schools have shut down, parents must balance remote work with childcare, and teachers are doing their best to maintain continuity of learning for their students.

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Topics: science, take home activities, COVID-19, distance learning, "STEM", "parents", "remote learning"

The Ultimate Guide to Teaching with Mathematical Discourse | Part 2

Posted by Lindsey Sönmez on January 21, 2020

Last week, we discussed the “what” and “why” of using intentional discourse in the math instruction. Now, we’ll provide you with actionable tips and expectations to take into your classroom that will create a positive learning experience for both you and your students. 

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Topics: intentional discourse, math

The Ultimate Guide to Teaching with Mathematical Discourse | Part 1

Posted by Lindsey Sönmez on January 07, 2020

Math education means flipping flashcards, regurgitating formulas, powering through endless worksheets, and a whole lot of memorization, right? Think again.

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Topics: intentional discourse, mathematical reasoning, productive struggle, math

6 Take-Home Activities to Engage Your Student in STEM Over Winter Break

Posted by Lindsey Sönmez on December 30, 2019

While winter break is a special time to spend with family, friends, and plenty of food, it doesn’t necessarily mean that your kiddos have to leave learning back at school with their classwork. In fact, this extra time off serves as the perfect opportunity for students to bond with their loved ones over a new, immersive STEM experience. 

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Topics: science, take home activities