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15 Activities, Teaching Strategies, and Resources for Teaching Children with Autism

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Because approximately 1 in 59 students are diagnosed with autism, learning how to help students with this disorder in the classroom is so important.[1]

The Value of Listening in the Classroom: How to Teach Your Students Active Listening

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Here’s a fast fact: over 60% of all misunderstandings come from poor listening and only 1% from poor reading.[11] 11] If you don’t currently teach your students specifically how to listen, it may be time to add activities to your curriculum that strengthen this skill.

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How to Set Healthy Screen Time Habits: A Guide for Parents

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Depending on how we use it, technology can be either a priceless tool or endless distraction. Through computers, smartphones, and tablets, we have a wealth of information at our fingertips that can be both entertaining and intellectually stimulating.

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What You Can Do to Bring Emotional Intelligence Lessons into the Classroom

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You may be aware of a student’s IQ, but what about their EQ (emotional intelligence quotient)? Emotional intelligence is different from cognitive ability, but it can be just as important.[13]

5 Costly Inventory Management Mistakes Schools Should Avoid

If your school is like most, inventory and/or asset management plays a critical role in daily operations.

What Your School Needs to Know About Trauma-Informed Practices

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Did you know that over one-half of all students will experience a traumatic event by the time they reach adulthood?[8] 8] Each year, educators teach several students who have dealt with trauma in some way.

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How to Encourage Girls in Your Classroom to Get Involved in STEM

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Did you know that despite similar interests and abilities in STEM subjects (defined here as science, technology, engineering, and math), women are considerably less likely to end up in STEM careers?

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Classroom Makerspaces: Boost Creativity and Critical Thinking Skills By Giving Students Their Own Corner

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Over the past few years, the term “makerspaces” has become a growing buzzword in the educational field. Whether or not you’ve seen one in action, you may have wondered whether these spaces are just an educational fad or a legitimate way to nurture creativity and learning in your students.

How to Promote Additive Bilingualism over Subtractive Bilingualism in the Classroom

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What’s the difference between additive and subtractive bilingualism? If you work with bilingual and English-language learning (ELL) children, the answer to this question could make a world of difference for your students.

How to Bring Back the Arts and Boost Academic Achievement Through STEAM Curriculum

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Did you know that music lessons can help students excel in STEM ? Or that art programs in class can help children manage their stress and achieve higher test scores over time? Art is more than just an elective that students can go without.

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EdTech at School

This E-book is designed to support educators with case studies of education technology use at school.

A Teacher’s Guide to Toxic Stress in the Classroom

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Most students feel stressed at times in class, but some might be more vulnerable to stress than others. When stress builds up to severe levels for a child, they may be at risk to develop toxic stress—which can have lasting effects on their social-emotional, behavioral, and physical health.

Technology and Digital Media in the Classroom: A Guide for Educators

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Technology has done more to change school curriculum and practices than nearly anything else—and in such a short amount of time! While it can be hard to keep up with every trend in educational technology, the mindset you have when it comes to classroom tech matters just as much as which ones you use.

A Guide to Self-Care for Parents: Why Making Time For Yourself Matters

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Parenthood can be rewarding, but is it ever busy, too! Between taking children to school and managing other to-dos, some days it may feel like you don’t get a minute to yourself. And even when you hear about, self-care, you may dismiss it as frivolous, unnecessary, or even selfish.

Your Guide to Preventing and Responding to School Bullies

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October is National Bullying Prevention Month, a campaign founded by PACER to eradicate bullying across the country. According to school bullying statistics, 37% of children report having been bullied before, but only 31% of this number reported it to an adult.[5]

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6 eLearning Trends in Custom eLearning Solutions

Most digital learning trends focus too much on the "digital" and not enough on the "learning". It is not enough that content builders master available tools. We need a return to core learning fundamentals. Get Inno-Versity's eBook for 6 of the most important trends coming to digital learning.

Learning Styles: Fact or Fiction? What This Decades-Old Theory Can Teach Us

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Do you know whether you’re a visual, auditory, reading/writing, or kinaesthetic learner? What about your students? If you’ve been in the educational field long enough, you’ve probably come across Fleming’s learning styles theory.

What’s the Link Between a School’s Budget and Efficacy? Stanford University Challenges Prevailing Beliefs

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Stanford University recently published a study based on over 300 million test scores across 11,000 different school districts in grades three to eight—the largest directory of student test scores that has ever been published.

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ADHD in the Classroom: How to Teach and Support Students with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder

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A survey of educators found that the majority lack enough information and classroom management strategies for students with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), and that they don’t feel capable to help them.[2]

Why Failure Is Good for Learning, and How It Applies to Your Struggling Students

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Most of us, if given a choice, want to do things right on the first try; no one wants to fail. But did you know that our mistakes actually breed more success in the long run? As it turns out, mistakes are integral to the learning process.

Custom eLearning: What to Consider as an L&D Manager

A custom eLearning project is an exciting opportunity, but any L&D Manager will also tell you it can be challenging. Inno-versity shares 5 points to consider before kicking off your project. These concepts are critical to addressing the most common pain points which, IF addressed, will ensure success.

How to Use Brain-Based Learning in the Classroom

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In his book A Celebration of Neurons: An Educator’s Guide to the Human Brain , educational researcher Robert Sylwester wrote, “The human brain is the best-organized, most functional three pounds of matter in the known universe.” [3].

How to Boost Family Involvement through Parent-Teacher Conferences

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The first few months of school pass by so quickly. Before you know it, parent-teacher conferences are right around the corner. It’s easy to let the conference season catch us by surprise, but did you know that parent-teacher conferences are one of the best ways to boost parent engagement?

Millennial Parents Favor Online, Flexible Education

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Nelina Moore, 5, does UPSTART preschool work at home with her mother Deborah Moore. What will traditional education look like in 20 years? Based on findings from a recent independent study, it looks like education will have strong ties to personalized learning and digital technology.

Study Shows Despite Access, Students Not Using Tech Much in Classroom

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A good number of teachers are using technology in their classroom to gather and evaluate information about their students, but are these teachers using tech in the classroom to collaborate and communicate effectively? Not really.

Teachers’ Guide to Plagiarism

This article provides teachers with a step-by-step guide on how to handle plagiarism in the classroom: it examines the definition of the term "plagiarism" and its types with examples, describes common reasons students plagiarize, and provides tips for teachers to detect and prevent plagiarism among students.

New Research Shows Waterford has Positive Longitudinal Effects for Early Learners

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New research shows Waterford curriculum at the preschool level has positive longitudinal effects for children through 4 th grade.

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Resource Roundup: Digital Citizenship Lessons & Tips

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In today’s technology driven world, students are faced with issues our parents and grandparents never had to think about. Challenges like: social media, cybercrime, cyberbulling, and more.

New STEM Early Learning Website Provides Teacher Resources

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The Office of Innovation and Improvement ( OII ) has created a new website dedicated to early STEM education that summarizes its activities and provides convenient access to the tip sheets, archived webinars, lists of STEM commitments, and many other materials.

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NPR: Why America’s Schools Have A Money Problem

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Why do some school districts spend so much per child, while others spend so little?

Key Elements for Successful eLearning Projects

Discover how this rapid development process creates engaging, custom learning solutions on a timeline that works for you, why a strong learning culture is important, and how to showcase your Return on Learning (ROL) using data to tell the story.

Report Calls Out Early Education as a “Best Bet” to Create Economic Opportunity

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If the United States had $1 billion to invest toward social change and creating opportunities for everyone to succeed, where would it be best allocated?

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Interactive Map: Integrating Technology in Early Literacy

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A new interactive map called Integrating Technology in Early Literacy was released by New America and the Joan Ganz Cooney Center. Click to view full map.

New STEM Early Learning Website Provides Teacher Resources

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The Office of Innovation and Improvement ( OII ) has created a new website dedicated to early STEM education that summarizes its activities and provides convenient access to the tip sheets, archived webinars, lists of STEM commitments, and many other materials.

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Study Shows Despite Access, Students Not Using Tech Much in Classroom

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A good number of teachers are using technology in their classroom to gather and evaluate information about their students, but are these teachers using tech in the classroom to collaborate and communicate effectively? Not really.

What is a Lifecycle of Learning?

How to recognize each stage of your learning initiative and maximize its potential.