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Stix Discussion
The Stix Discussion (Stix 1999) is a discussion strategy that has four distinct viewpoints as well as an inner circle and an outer circle that equally participate in a discussion. This strategy is a modification of the innerouter circle or … Continue reading
Posted in Conflict resolution, Differentiation, Discussion Strategies, General Strategies, Gifted an Talented, Gifted and Talented, Higher Level Thinking, Interdisciplinary Instruction, Language Arts, Listening, Social Intelligence, Social Studies, Teaching Strategies, Writing Across the Curriculum
Tagged active learning, Andi Stix, coaching students, cooperative learning, differentiation, discovery learning, discussion strategies, empowering students, handson instruction, handson learning, interactive classroom, motivation, multimodal instruction, problem solving, stix andi, stix discussion, student empowerment, student motivation, student ownership, teachers as classroom coaches, teaching strategies, writing across the curriculum
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Learnist: The Pinterest for Educators
The most popular bulletin board in social media today is Pinterest. But now, Grockit! is launching its own version called Learnist (http://learni.st) for educators. While both follow a scrapbook styled interface designed for communicative sharing, the focal points of each … Continue reading
Posted in Articles, Speeches & Past Posts, Curriculum Writing, Differentiation, Interdisciplinary Instruction, Motivation, Social Media, Writing Across the Curriculum, Writing Curriculum
Tagged active learning, coaching students, cooperative group work, differentiation, discovery learning, empowering students, handson instruction, handson learning, interactive instruction, learning, learnist, making connections, motivation, pinterest, problem solving, student empowerment, student motivation, teachers as classroom coaches, visual imagery, visualization, writing across the curriculum
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RolePlay in the Classroom with Delicious.com
© 2012 Andi Stix, Ed.D. Delicious.com is an online social bookmarking platform that stores and categorizes photos, videos, and articles that teachers can use to motivate and engage students. It is part of social media because teachers can see each other’s … Continue reading
Posted in Language Arts, Motivation, Social Media, Social Studies, Teaching Strategies, Writing Curriculum
Tagged active learning, communication, concept integration, cooperative group work, cooperative learning, delicious.com, discovery learning, empowering students, handson instruction, handson learning, interactive classroom, interactive instruction, interdisciplinary instruction, internet safety, intrinsic motivation, language art strategies, Language Arts, learning, problem solving, simulations, social media, social media in schools, social media in the classroom, social studies, social studies strategies, strategy, student empowerment, student motivation, student ownership, students coaching students, teachers as classroom coaches, teaching strategies, visual imagery, visualization, 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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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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Bridging the Standards Across the Curriculum with Portfolios
© 2000 Andi Stix, Ed.D. (A modified version was published by the Middle School Journal, V32, n1, p1525 Sept. 2000) Those of us who are involved in education, in whatever capacity, can sense the stirrings. Parents are voicing concerns about … Continue reading
Posted in Articles, Speeches & Past Posts, Curriculum Writing, Language Arts, Social Studies, Writing Across the Curriculum
Tagged accountability, active learning, art integration, classroom coaching, curriculum writing, educational coaching, empowering students, instructional coaching, interactive classroom, interdisciplinary instruction, language art strategies, Language Arts, making connections, memory, motivation, negotiable contracting, ownership, portfolio assessment, portfolios, problem solving, student evaluation, teaching strategies, writing across the curriculum
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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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