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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 inner-outer circle or … Continue reading

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5 Tips to Enhance Your Communication

Whether you are a teacher or an administrator, creating trust is key to enhancing your ability to communicate effectively. Communication is a tool that we use daily and when we use the right words in the right way, they can … Continue reading

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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

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Role-Play 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

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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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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

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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, p15-25 Sept. 2000)   Those of us who are involved in education, in whatever capacity, can sense the stirrings. Parents are voicing concerns about … Continue reading

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The Link Between Art and Mathematics

                             © 1994 by Andi Stix, Ed.D.                              ERIC: Eric Resources Information Center #ED398170 … Continue reading

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Pic-Jour 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

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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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