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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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OpenEnded Questions
(c) 2012 Andi Stix, Ed.D Research has shown time and time again that if we pose a closeended question, our students will elicit a minimal amount of answers. However, we can draft the same question using the following question starters … Continue reading
Posted in Articles, Speeches & Past Posts, Curriculum Writing, Discussion Strategies, Essential Questions, Guiding Questions, Motivation, Questioning, Teaching Strategies, Writing Across the Curriculum, Writing Curriculum
Tagged active learning, active listening, administrators as coaches, authentic assessment, classroom coaching, coaching, coaching students, comprehension, curriculum writing, differentiation, discovery learning, educational coaching, empowering students, guiding questions, instructional coaching, interactive classroom, interactive instruction, interdisciplinary instruction, intrinsic motivation, learning, learning styles, making connections, openended questions, posing questions, questioning, questions, student ownership, teachers as classroom coaches, teaching strategies
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Classroom Strategies that Motivate the Reluctant Learner
© 2007 Andi Stix, Ed.D. Speech given at the National Council for the Social Studies, San Diego, CA In a society where no child is left untested, it … Continue reading
Posted in Art, Articles, Speeches & Past Posts, Classroom Coaching, Debate Strategies, Discussion Strategies, General Strategies, Motivation, Teaching Strategies, Writing Across the Curriculum, Writing Curriculum
Tagged active learning, art and math, at risk gifted, cooperative group work, cooperative learning, debate strategies, discussion strategies, handson instruction, handson learning, interactive classroom, interactive instruction, intrinsic motivation, language art strategies, Language Arts, learning, learning styles, making connections, motivation, multimodal instruction, multiple perspectives, negotiable contracttin, ownership, simulations, social studies strategies, student empowerment, student motivation, student ownership, teaching strategies
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Helping Students Define Primary Source Documents
by Andi Stix, Ed.D. © 2001 The Interactive Classroom The primary source document has recently received more and more attention in national and state standards for all education levels. And for the gifted student, the primary source document can stimulate and … Continue reading
How to Address a Political Cartoon for Clearer Interpretation
© 2000 Andi Stix Letter to the Editor, Published November 2000 in Social Education Political Cartoons I applaud Ray Heitzmann’s article [September 2000], which discusses the use of political cartoons in the classroom. I am always in search of … Continue reading
Posted in Art Integration, Articles, Speeches & Past Posts, Social Studies, Teaching Strategies
Tagged curriculum writing, discussion strategies, learning styles, political cartoons, posing questions, primary source documents, problem solving, questioning, questions, social media in the classroom, social studies, social studies strategies
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The Link Between Art and Mathematics
© 1994 by Andi Stix, Ed.D. ERIC: Eric Resources Information Center #ED398170 … Continue reading
Posted in Art, Art Integration, Articles, Speeches & Past Posts, Assessment, Differentiation, Interdisciplinary Instruction, Mathematics, Speeches
Tagged active learning, art and math, art integration, assessment, authentic assessment, communication, comprehension, concept integrated, curriculum writing, differentiation, discovery learning, empowering students, handson instruction, interactive classroom, interactive instruction, journal writing, learning, learning styles, long term memory, Mathematical Concepts, mathematical instruction, mathematics, memory, multimodal instruction, pictorial journal writing, problem solving, student empowerment, student motivation, student ownership, teaching mathematics, teaching strategies, underachievement, visual imagery, visualization, visualizing mathematics
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PicJour Math: Pictorial Journal Writing in Mathematics
by Andi Stix, Ed.D. © 1994 The Arithmetic Teacher, vol. 41, no. 5, January Come every fall, teachers of mathematics are confronted with oversized classes filled with students who vary in both their learning style and their way of communicating … Continue reading
Posted in Articles, Speeches & Past Posts, Assessment, Differentiation, Interdisciplinary Instruction, Journal Writing, Language Arts, Manipulatives, Math, Mathematics, Teaching Strategies, Writing Across the Curriculum
Tagged 3.14, active learning, alternative Assessment, art and math, art integration, assessment, authentic assessment, cognitive style, curriculum writing, differentiation, discovery learning, empowering students, handson learning, interactive classroom, interactive instruction, interdisciplinary instruction, journal writing, learning styles, math manipulatives, math strategies, Mathematical Concepts, mathematical instruction, mathematical understanding, mathematics, memory, ownership, picjour math, pictorial journal writing, problem solving, student motivation, student ownership, teaching fractions, teaching math, teaching mathematics, teaching pi, teaching strategies, understanding pi in math, visualization, visualizing mathematics, writing across the curriculum
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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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