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10 Stress Busting Secrets of Great Teachers

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#### Here are some time-tested research-proven ways to be able to handle stress and stressful situations better.

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3 simple strategies for grabbing students' (and their brains') attention.

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#### Holding students' attention is about activating the right neural network. Strategies include recognizing how focus feels, giving incentives, and adjusting the pace of your teaching.

### Strategies for Getting and Keeping the Brain’s Attention

FREE download: 20 ways to enjoy teaching every day no matter what. From the book "Unshakeable"

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#### May 19th - some really good ideas here. I'm enjoying my work very much. FREE download: 20 ways to enjoy teaching every day no matter what. From the book "Unshakeable"

#### 20 ways to enjoy teaching every day no matter what: FREE printable and online book club!

#### Some good ideas for establishing a healthy relationship with a job that can suck you dry if you don't guard yourself and, as the book's author says, manage your energy.

#### In yesterday's video, I shared that I was inspired to write Unshakeable after talking to a group of teachers who really seemed to love teaching every single day. They had an incredible camaraderie and school morale was terrific. But I couldn’t help wondering about the teachers like me—I rarely had the benefits of a positive, supportive…

### 20 ways to enjoy teaching every day…no matter what

How To Use Plickers in your Classroom- great way to keep plickers cards flat and easy to scan :)

How To Use Plickers in your Classroom- great idea!

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The power of NOT giving your students the answer

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#### The Teacher Studio: Learning, Thinking, Creating: The Power of NOT Giving the Answer

#### Fraction debate: explaining mathematical thinking via: Fourth Grade Studio: Learning, Thinking, Creating: Fraction Concepts Day 2! Conceptions, Misconceptions, and Mathematical Language

An Open Letter to Students Returning to School by John Green | A great video to show middle school and high school students on the first week of school.

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#### Sci4Life? An Open Letter to Students Returning to School by John Green | A great video to show middle school and high school students on the first week of school.

#### BACK TO SCHOOL VIDEO: Open Letter to Students Returning to School - John Green

Study Skills Powerpoint for middle school

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#### Study Skills Powerpoint for middle school This site has some great ideas. They also sell a teacher's guide & student handbook.

Webb's Depth of Knowledge: Striving for Higher-Order Thinking and Depth of Knowledge

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#### Chart featuring Webb's Depth of Knowledge Levels

#### Common Core DOK

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#### From Tracy Watanabe: "In DOK Level 3, students must justify and defend their reasoning (thus more rigorous and requires more critical thinking). While DOK 4 is continued analysis over longer periods of time."

Soooo it’s no secret sometimes finding the best technique to take notes can be tough, especially towards the beginning of the school year when you haven’t taken notes for at least two months. Math can be especially tricky because people often say “how do you study for math?”… [[MORE]] Over the years, I’ve tried a few different styles of math notes and a few different styles of studying them, and came to the conclusion that my ability to do math really came from how well I could memorize techniqu

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#### 7 math study tips

#### Soooo it’s no secret sometimes finding the best technique to take notes can be tough, especially towards the beginning of the school year when you haven’t taken notes for at least two months. Math can be especially tricky because people often say “how do you study for math?”… [[MORE]] Over the years, I’ve tried a few different styles of math notes and a few different styles of studying them, and came to the conclusion that my ability to do math really came from how well I could memorize techniques and apply them. That being said, the way and style I took my math notes determined how I studied them. 1. Write out notation in symbols and then in words – I’m taking statistics this semester and this tip is soooo important to me. In stats, you’ll sometimes have things written like P(A∩B) and a key to being able to understanding that is realizing it’s asking you to find the probability of the intersection of A and B. Of course, stats got way more complicated than that, so I’m so happy I wrote out the meanings in words. Even if you feel like you already know what it says, sometimes writing it out is good practice and can you identify it faster and more easily, ultimately making you better at the lesson. 2. Copy down examples – No matter what math related course you’re in or what level, this applies to you! In my experience, teachers always put problems on the test modeled after the ones in class. Sure you may get the hang of the basic technique, but what about when the lesson gets thrown into a story problem, or mixed in with other concepts. Copying down examples makes studying so much easier because it’s like being able to re-experience the lecture. I personally like to accompany my examples with written steps (in bright colored ink) as a cue in case I can’t simply follow the numbers. An alternative to this would be to use sticky notes and write down the steps, so you can quiz yourself later on. 3. Create a formula sheet – A lot of math classes, like calculus and stats allow you to use a formula sheet on the test. I’m not talking about this formula sheet. I’m talking a separate sheet of paper where you write down every variation of every formula you encounter. A lot of times formula sheets are meant to be used as a mental cue towards other formulas. In my physics class, a lot of the formulas we used were combinations of formulas on the formula sheet. An added step to this would also be writing down when to use these formulas, or writing down different phrases that cue these formulas in story problems. Even if you are given a formula sheet, creating your own annotated sheet can help you remember when to use them. 4. Writing out rules and laws in your own words – When I took calculus in high school, we’d be given a lot of theorems and laws in math jargon that required a lot of thinking to understand. But then our teacher would rephrase it using regular everyday words and it all made sense. Alternatively, I’ve also seen teachers simplify math-y definitions by writing out an example of the rule. Take note of these! Sometimes on tests you’ll be asked to use a certain theorem to solve a problem and it won’t do you any good if you’ve simply memorized the wording of the theorem but don’t know what it means. 5. Doing practice problems – I hope you saw this tip coming, and don’t you dare overlook it! It may feel like teachers always tell you to do practice problems at home, but it’s because that’s what helps! Athletes don’t become good at the sport by simply watching others do it and then go out to a major tournament and expect to know the moves, they practice. It’s the same idea! You may not want to practice every day, and even though I think that’s the best way, at least do some practice every few lessons. If you know a teacher is going to do a review in class, the night before try doing all the different problems so you know what you need help with. Before taking the test, try doing one of each type of problem from memory as practice for the real thing. The longer you wait to practice is the more time consuming it may be, but better late than never. I honestly have such a love-hate relationship with math classes. What about you guys? Hope these tips help make math class a lil more bearable for those of you who don’t love it as much as I do. xx R

#### How to take notes (MATH)

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RTI Notebook! Now includes FREE editable forms! Perfect for kicking our your math RTI small group instruction.

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#### RTI Notebook-Organizational Ideas and FREE printables!

#### RTI Form Template

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Syllabus idea. Maybe include a Meme pic on each tab. Live. Love. Math.: My Take on Interactive Notebooks

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### My Take on Interactive Notebooks

Busy Miss Beebe: New INB Set-Up So Far

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Math = Love: Free Mathematician's Toolbox Foldable for INBs

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### Free Mathematician's Toolbox Foldable for INBs

Lilly Note Taking Printables! Also in First Impression, Get Nauti, Crown Jewels, and Summer Classics prints!

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#### Lilly Note Taking Printables! Also in First Impression, Get Nauti, Crown Jewels, and Summer Classics prints! Kind of dying over these cornell notes.

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Got to Teach!: Expert Groups: A Cooperative Learning Strategy {Post 1 of 5}

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#### Expert Groups: A Cooperative Learning Strategy {Post 1 of 5} Creating a strong community of learners is a crucial principle of Universal Design. This strategy for group work can be used to give all students a voice and feeling of importance within the classroom community and help them to practice working together.

math dance

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#### @Alissa Ferguson check it out! The Math Dance. Wave your geek flag high on the dance floor, dearies! Here is a visual guide.

#### This would make a fun math class ;)

#### When your usual Hitch-style sidestepping action isn’t getting you much action, break out the sexy geek and get into a mathematics hoedown. Anyone want

#### Dance like a mathematician! That's about how my mathematician hubby dances, hahaha!!!

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A wonderful resource for teachers called Dynamic Paper. Need a pentagonal pyramid that's six inches tall? Or a number line that goes from ‑18 to 32 by 5's? Or a set of pattern blocks where all shapes have one-inch sides? You can create all those things and more with the Dynamic Paper tool. Place the images you want, then export it as a PDF activity sheet for your students or as a JPEG image for use in other applications or on the web.

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#### A wonderful resource for teachers called Dynamic Paper. Need a pentagonal pyramid that's six inches tall? Or a number line that goes from ‑18 to 32 by 5's? Or a set of pattern blocks where all shapes have one-inch sides? You can create all those things and more with the Dynamic Paper tool. Place the images you want, then export it as a PDF activity sheet for your students or as a JPEG image for use in other applications or on the web.

### Dynamic Paper

A teacher of 11 years that's taught ninth grade algebra/advanced geometry, eighth grade pre-algebra, and seventh grade math. She now is in her 3rd year teaching sixth grade math and she likes to make it fun and discover new tricks for them to remember.

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Daily practice of the third grade Common Core standards for math- with the standard number right in the box.

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FREE!!!! Use on a daily basis as warm-ups or exit slips. Collect as they leave or give them a daily choice and then collect at the end of the week. Lots of options! Great way to assess how individuals are progressing!

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#### Exit Slips Warm-UpsUse on a daily basis as warm-ups or exit slips. Collect as they leave or give them a daily choice and then collect at the end of the week. Lots of options! Great way to assess how individuals are progressing!CrazyScienceLady

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4 activities from Menu Math, 242 differentiated math activities and projects for the whole year - great for student choice, differentiation, creativity, and fun

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I had no idea this existed - what a great data tracker! Can be used with common core or any other standards; teachers can upload and share common assessments, and there's now an Edmodo app for seamless integration.

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#### If only I had a job- what a great data tracker! Can be used with common core; teachers can upload and share common assessments

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#### MasteryConnect makes it simple to share and discover common formative assessments and track mastery of state and Common Core standards. Built-in grading tools save teachers time.

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DIY letter stamps - great for playdough or ink! (just an image)

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2 Peas and a Dog: Math Intervention Resources. Finding good quality math intervention resources can be challenging. Check out all these great resources to help support learners in Grades 7 - 12.