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5 Ways to Cultivate Creative Thinking

The recent article in the Pacific Standard (Nov 4th, 2013) discussed how standardized testing is killing our youth’s creative potential in the United States.  So, let’s counteract national demands and discuss how to harness and cultivate creativity in our children. … Continue reading

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Inspiring Creativity: Think Outside the Bowl

Join Our Movement: Show that you are a supporter of Inspiring Creativity in our schools. To get your free decal, scroll down for ordering information. So what’s going on? With the resurgence of testing nationwide, many teachers report that they … Continue reading

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COACHing Questions for Cooperative Group Work

 (c) 2012 Andi Stix, Ed.D. and PCC                          For a complete guide to coaching, please see Teachers as Classroom Coaches                        … Continue reading

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Imagery Walk

(c) 2012 Andi Stix, Ed.D The Imagery Walk is an exercise that allows students to visually bring content alive by utilizing their imaginations. It is based on meditative practices, but allows for scenes in English Language Arts, historical periods in … Continue reading

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Carousel Brainstorming

(c) 2012 Andi Stix, Ed.D The Carousel Brainstorming strategy is easy to implement. Each cooperative group walks up to an open-ended question posted on chart paper, discusses it, brainstorms answers or solutions, and writes down responses within a given amount … Continue reading

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The GOPER Model of Problem Solving in the Coaching Classroom or School

(c) 2011 by Andi Stix, Ed.D. &  PCC and Frank Hrbek For a more in-depth look at coaching, please refer to their book: (c) 2006 Teachers as Classroom Coaches, published by ASCD Raising a child is never as easy as … Continue reading

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Fraction Rings: Teaching Time, Decimals and Degrees

(c) 1993 Fraction Rings designed by Andi Stix were produced by Cuisenaire Company of America. This set of math manipulative rings are to be used with Fraction Circles. If you are interested in ordering this set, please make sure that you … Continue reading

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Fun with Picture Grids: Teaching Square Root

A Math Manipulative  Association of Mathematics Teachers of New York State, Buffalo, NY © 1993 Speech by Andi Stix, Ed.D., ERIC: Eric Resources Information Center #ED408158   (c) 1992 Picture Grids designed by Andi Stix, Produced by ETA/Cuisenaire Company of … Continue reading

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Fun with Picture Grids: Teaching the Division of Fractions

A Math Manipulative, © 1993 Speech by Andi Stix, Ed.D. Association of Mathematics Teachers of New York State, Buffalo, NY, ERIC: Eric Resources Information Center #ED408158   (c) 1992 Picture Grids designed by Andi Stix Produced by ETA/Cuisenaire Company of America. … Continue reading

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Fun with Picture Grids: Teaching Multiplication & Decimals of Fractions

A Math Manipulative to Teach Fractions and Decimals, © 1993 Speech by Andi Stix, Ed.D. Association of Mathematics Teachers of New York State, Buffalo, NY, ERIC: Eric Resources Information Center #ED408158   (c) 1992 Picture Grids designed by Andi Stix Produced … Continue reading

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Fun with Picture Grids: Teaching the Subtraction of Fractions

A Math Manipulative to Teach Fractions, © 1993 Speech by Andi Stix, Ed.D. Association of Mathematics Teachers of New York State, Buffalo, NY, ERIC: Eric Resources Information Center #ED408158   (c) 1992 Picture Grids designed by Andi Stix Produced by ETA/Cuisenaire … Continue reading

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Fun with Picture Grids: Teaching the Addition of Fractions

A Math Manipulative to Teach Fractions, © 1993 Speech by Andi Stix, Ed.D. Association of Mathematics Teachers of New York State, Buffalo, NY, ERIC: Eric Resources Information Center #ED408158   (c) 1992 Picture Grids designed by Andi Stix Produced by ETA/Cuisenaire … Continue reading

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Reality-Based Integrated Instruction

© 1994 Speech by Andi Stix, Ed.D. ERIC: Eric Resources Information Center #ED377491 Paper presented at the Annual Conference and Exhibit of the National Middle School Association, “Bridges to Success” (21st, Cincinnati, OH, Nov 3-6, 1994) Abstract: A teacher wants … Continue reading

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Index Card or Guided Notes Games for Reinforcing Content

One of the most effective teaching strategy groups that is simple to implement involves  inexpensive index cards. Whether students keep guided notes while they read text or keep a dictionary of new words in an index box, the following strategies … Continue reading

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