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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
Posted in Art, Art Integration, Coaching, Coaching Teachers, Creative Thinking, creativity, Gifted an Talented, Higher Level Thinking, Teaching Strategies
Tagged ambiguity, brainstorming, classroom coaching, creative process, creative thinking, imagination, journaling, journals, living with ambiguity, suspending judgment, the Aha Moment
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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
Posted in Coaching Teachers, creativity, Differentiation, Discussion Strategies, Discussion Strategies, Gifted an Talented, Gifted and Talented, Higher Level Thinking, Motivation, Questioning
Tagged active learning, brainstorming, classroom coaching, creativity, differentiation, discovery learning, empowering students, handson learning, instructional coaching, interactive instruction, interdisciplinary instruction, intrinsic motivation, motivation, student empowerment, student motivation, student ownership
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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
Posted in Articles, Speeches & Past Posts, Classroom Coaching, Coaching Teachers, Motivation
Tagged active learning, assessment, authentic assessment, brainstorm, brainstorming, classroom coaching, coaching, coaching strategy, coaching students, communication, cooperative group work, cooperative learning, empowering students, group cohesion, handson instruction, handson learning, instructional coaching, interactive classroom, interactive instruction, interdisciplinary instruction, intrinsic motivation, learning, motivation, selfassessment, student empowerment, student motivation, student ownership, students coaching students, teachers as classroom coaches, teaching strategies
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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
Posted in Art Integration, Discussion Strategies, General Strategies, Interdisciplinary Instruction, Language Arts, Social Studies, Teaching Strategies
Tagged active learning, brainstorm, brainstorming, comprehension, differentiation, discovery learning, handson instruction, handson learning, interactive classroom, interactive instruction, interdisciplinary instruction, intrinsic motivation, language art strategies, Language Arts, learning, learning styles, making connections, memory, motivation, multimodal instruction, ownership, reinforcement games, simulations, student motivation, student ownership, teaching strategies, visualization, writing across the curriculum
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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 openended question posted on chart paper, discusses it, brainstorms answers or solutions, and writes down responses within a given amount … Continue reading
Posted in Discussion Strategies, General Strategies, Interdisciplinary Instruction, Language Arts, Teaching Strategies
Tagged accountability, active discussion, active learning, active listening, assessment, authentic assessment, brainstorm, brainstorming, communication, comprehension, concept integrated, cooperative group work, cooperative learning, differentiation, discussion strategies, handson instruction, handson learning, language art strategies, learning, making connections, student ownership, teaching strategies, teaching strategy, writing, writing across the curriculum
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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 indepth 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
Posted in Articles, Speeches & Past Posts, Classroom Coaching, Coaching Teachers, Interdisciplinary Instruction, Motivation, Teaching Strategies
Tagged active discussion, active learning, administrators as coaches, art and math, brainstorm, brainstorming, classroom coaching, coaching, coaching strategy, coaching students, coaching teachers, cooperative learning, discovery learning, discussion strategies, educational coaching, empowering students, group cohesion, instructional coaching, interactive classroom, interactive instruction, interdisciplinary instruction, posing questions, problem solving, questioning, questions, students coaching students, teachers as classroom coaches
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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
Posted in Journal Writing, Manipulatives, Math, Mathematics, Teaching Strategies
Tagged art and math, brainstorm, brainstorming, communication, comprehension, concept integrated, differentiation, discovery learning, empowering students, fractions, fractions and decimals, fractions and degrees, fractions and time, handson learning, intrinsic motivation, learning styles, making connections, math manipulatives, math strategies, mathematical instruction, mathematical understanding, memory, multimodal instruction, picjour math, pictorial journal writing, problem solving, teaching decimals, teaching degrees of a circle, teaching fractions, teaching math, teaching mathematics, teaching strategies, time and degrees, time and fractions, visual imagery, visualization
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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
Posted in Articles, Speeches & Past Posts, Journal Writing, Manipulatives, Math, Mathematics, Speeches, Teaching Strategies
Tagged art and math, brainstorm, brainstorming, communication, comprehension, concept integration, differentiation, discovery learning, empowering students, fractions, handson learning, instructional Materials, intrinsic motivation, learning styles, making connections, manipulative materials, math manipulatives, math strategies, mathematical instruction, mathematical understanding, Mathematics Activities, memory, motivation, multimodal instruction, picjour math, pictorial journal writing, problem solving, square root, teaching fractions, teaching math, teaching mathematics, teaching square root, teaching strategies, visual aids, visual imagery, visualization, visualizing mathematics
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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
Posted in Articles, Speeches & Past Posts, Journal Writing, Manipulatives, Math, Mathematics, Speeches, Teaching Strategies
Tagged art and math, brainstorm, brainstorming, communication, comprehension, concept integration, differentiation, discovery learning, empowering students, fractions, handson instruction, handson learning, instructional Materials, intrinsic motivation, learning styles, making connections, manipulative materials, math manipulatives, math strategies, mathematical instruction, mathematical understanding, Mathematics Activities, memory, motivation, multimodal instruction, picjour math, pictorial journal writing, problem solving, teaching fractions, teaching math, teaching mathematics, teaching strategies, visual aids, visual imagery, visualization
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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
Posted in Articles, Speeches & Past Posts, Journal Writing, Manipulatives, Mathematics, Speeches, Teaching Strategies
Tagged art and math, brainstorm, brainstorming, communication, comprehension, concept integration, Decimals, differentiation, discovery learning, empowering students, fractions, handson learning, instructional Materials, intrinsic motivation, learning styles, making connections, manipulative materials, math manipulatives, math strategies, mathematical instruction, mathematical understanding, Mathematics Activities, Mathematics Instruction, memory, motivation, multimodal instruction, picjour math, pictorial journal writing, problem solving, teaching fractions, teaching math, teaching mathematics, Teaching Methods, teaching strategies, visual aids, visual imagery, visualization
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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
Posted in Articles, Speeches & Past Posts, Journal Writing, Manipulatives, Math, Mathematics, Teaching Strategies
Tagged art and math, brainstorm, brainstorming, communication, comprehension, concept integration, differentiation, discovery learning, empowering students, fractions, handson learning, instructional Materials, intrinsic motivation, learning styles, making connections, manipulative materials, math manipulatives, math strategies, mathematical instruction, mathematical understanding, Mathematics Activities, memory, motivation, multimodal instruction, picjour math, pictorial journal writing, problem solving, teaching fractions, teaching math, teaching mathematics, teaching strategies, visual aids, visual imagery, visualization
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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
Posted in Articles, Speeches & Past Posts, Journal Writing, Manipulatives, Math, Mathematics, Teaching Strategies
Tagged art and math, brainstorm, brainstorming, communication, comprehension, concept integration, differentiation, discovery learning, empowering students, fractions, handson learning, instructional Materials, intrinsic motivation, learning styles, making connections, manipulative materials, math manipulatives, math strategies, mathematical instruction, mathematical understanding, Mathematics Activities, memory, motivation, multimodal instruction, picjour math, pictorial journal writing, problem solving, teaching fractions, teaching math, teaching mathematics, teaching strategies, visual aids, visual imagery, visualization
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RealityBased 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 36, 1994) Abstract: A teacher wants … Continue reading
Posted in Articles, Speeches & Past Posts, Assessment, Curriculum Writing, Discussion Strategies, Essential Questions, Guiding Questions, Language Arts, Motivation, Questioning, Speeches, Teaching Strategies
Tagged authentic assessment, brainstorming, cooperative group work, cooperative learning, curriculum writing, discovery learning, discussion strategies, essential questions, guiding questions, handson learning, Integrated Activities, Interdisciplinary approach, interdisciplinary instruction, intrinsic motivation, kinds of writing, language art strategies, Language Arts, learning styles, making connections, motivation, poetry, student centered Curriculum, student empowerment, student motivation, student ownership, writing across the curriculum
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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
Posted in Discussion Strategies, General Strategies, Listening, Manipulatives, Motivation, Social Studies, Teaching Strategies
Tagged active discussion, active learning, active listening, assessment, brainstorm, brainstorming, communication, comprehension, concept integrated, concept integration, cooperative group work, cooperative learning, discovery learning, discussion strategies, empowering students, handson instruction, handson learning, index card strategies, index cards classroom instruction, index cards in the classroom, interactive classroom, interactive instruction, intrinsic motivation, language art strategies, Language Arts, learning, learning styles, math strategies, mathematical instruction, memory, motivation, multiple perspectives, openended questions, posing questions, problem solving, reinforcement games, selfassessment, student empowerment, student motivation, student ownership, students coaching students, visual imagery, word box
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