3 Easy Steps to Making Math a Daily Routine at Home

Posted by John Vogel on July 31, 2020

We all know that very familiar adage, practice makes perfect—or as my third-grade teacher liked to say, practice makes permanent. It’s an all-too-familiar phrase that perfectly sums up the idea that the more you work on something, the better you get at it over time. Ask any expert, no matter what their particular field of expertise, and they will tell you the exact same thing. They got to where they are today by making their field of expertise a daily discipline and working on it every single day.

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Topics: math, distance learning, at-home

Maintaining Student-Teacher Connections During Remote Learning

Posted by David Alviar on April 15, 2020

Imagine this scenario: a star 5th grader is forced to stay home from school but continue learning. She’s accustomed to earning teachers’ praise and loves being the center of attention when she demonstrates her knowledge at the board. What happens when these special moments evaporate? She’ll probably turn to her parents for recognition. But they may be too busy maintaining their careers, managing a new kind of household routine, and caring for her younger siblings. 

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Topics: COVID-19, teaching online, distance learning, "remote learning", virtual teaching

How to Give Assignments | Part 2

Posted by Alex Hopkins on April 05, 2020

In our preview post, we shared a bit about setting expectations when assigning tasks remotely, along with the benefits of print versus digital assignments. Now, we’ll explore a range of assignment types that promote engagement and inquiry in a distance learning environment.

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Topics: COVID-19, teaching online, distance learning, "remote learning", virtual teaching, student engagement

How to Give Assignments | Part 1

Posted by Alex Hopkins on April 02, 2020

WHAT SHOULD BE THE EXPECTATION?

As more schools close due to the unforeseen impact of the coronavirus, districts are coming up with unique ways to keep the learning going. Educators are being tasked with teaching students at a distance while also creating inventive assignments to keep their classes on track and complete this academic year.  

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Topics: COVID-19, distance learning, "remote learning"

How Teachers Can Help in COVID-19

Posted by David Alviar on March 30, 2020

The COVID-19 crisis is changing the country as we know it. With cancellations of well-established events like the Olympics, school districts closing, distance learning becoming the only option for education, and economic turmoil looming, there is no shortage of stress.

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Topics: COVID-19, distance learning, virtual teaching