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I like to get to know my students and find out what they like to do for fun. Then I relate that to what we are studying. I make up games to help the information stick. And speaking of sticking...I LOVE to use Post-Its! They make everything bright and we are able to use color association for certain parts of the lesson. Music always helps, so I find some classical Mozart to get the "brain... read more

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1. Get outside the box, or seat rather, and move!  Incorporating kinestetic activities can help any learner stay focused for a longer period of time.  With younger students I like to use quick directional games: Simon Says, Search the Area...etc.  For older students a few stretches would help get those juices flowing again.     2.  Use materials and topics... read more

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Games- trivia and guinness records make for great reading material and can also incorporate other subject matter too.    student interest: whether its a clothing item, jewelry, or sports team, remember something about each child and ask him or her about it.    Real-world connections- help students see the subject area topics in use- bring a phone bill or other... read more

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     Although I enjoy geometric constructions, as in solving geometric problems with the equivalent of a string, I find that many students have little to no interest in them. I particularly like learning about how ancient cultures such as the Egyptians used them to design Pyramids where the error in the corners are about 1/300 of one degree, much more accurate than can be seen and... read more

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   Summer is a crucial time for students to continue their education. I know they have just finished up the school year and would love a break, but there needs to be some activity from the students. An easy way to keep your brain going is to actually study things you enjoy. Instead of sitting at home and going through your basic classes (Math, English, Science, etc), I suggest incorporating... read more

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The Winter break is a great time to sharpen math and reading skills by making family holiday foods from recipes, along with sharing family history when discussing recipes. Collaboratively, reading cherished family holiday books and/or watching films of those books and discussing  how the book and film are different is a good way to sharpen comparing and contrasting skills.  Creating... read more