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"

COVID-19 Update | Keep the Learning Going

Posted by David Alviar on March 10, 2020

Coronavirus, or COVID-19, has dominated the news, so we’re ready to help you be informed. In this blog, we’ll explore the virus’s history, virulence, prevention, and treatment. We know your students have questions, so here’s a quick introduction to the disease to spark classroom conversation, discussion, and further research.

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Topics: COVID-19

5 Fun and Educational Ways to Celebrate Pi Day

Posted by John Vogel on March 09, 2020

Yes, we all know that Pi Day on March 14th is a fun excuse to eat one of the best desserts ever, but it’s also a great time to recognize just how irrationally awesome the number pi is.

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Topics: math

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