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Teacher-Researcher Spotlight: Claire Calderon

Hear how Claire's involvement with the ASSISTments' Teachers For Research & Feedback opportunites has deepened her understanding of the data she gets from ASSISTments and how best to use that data to serve her students’ math learning needs.

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Joyful Learning

We’ve come to realize that due to their extensive background in navigating technology, it has prepared students to elevate their learning this year. Learn how to capture that with these joyful experiential learning methods.

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Teaching in the COVID Snow Globe

When a snow globe is shaken, quite often something is revealed that couldn’t be seen at first. The same can be said for teaching and learning this year. Teachers have been pushed to uncover new methods and techniques to meet the needs of our students while following all of the new safety mandates. Check out these tips from 5th Grade teacher Kelly King.

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The Breakout Room in a Box Strategy

The idea for the “Breakout Room in a Box'' was born from the expressed need from teachers for ready-made supports that mirror virtually the way teachers facilitate small groups in the classroom.

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5 Things I Wish I Knew as a First Year Teacher

Recently, there has been a lot of time for middle school teacher Alfons Prince to reflect on where the field of education is at and where it can go. This post contains the top five things he wishes he knew when he began.

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One Size Does NOT Fit All - How Implementing a Blended Instructional Model Can Enhance Your Teaching Practice

The idea of a blended learning model means you are accommodating multiple student needs within your teaching. Read this blog to learn how to successfully implement it.

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7 Tips for Fostering a Growth Mindset in your Classroom

The notion of a growth mindset may not be inherent to students. What should you be implementing right now in order to foster that with your math students? This post offers an answer.

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Top 3 Ways ASSISTments Made Me A Better Teacher

For Holli Hudson, Introducing ASSISTments to her instructional practice gave her freedom and flexibility to meet students’ needs at an individual level. Read more on her journey on before/after ASSISTments.

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How ASSISTments Skillbuilders Works in My Class (and why it will work for you too)

Mike Tarka uses Skillbuilders to create differentiated homework assignments and assign them individually to meet students at their level. It’s been one of the easiest choices I’ve made to benefit my students.

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4 Steps to Making Homework a Learning Opportunity

Is your homework helping students learn? Have you given up on homework because you think it has lost value? Veteran math teacher Andrew Burnett has finally found a way to make homework an effective learning opportunity for his students.

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7 Tips on Classroom Differentiation during a Pandemic

Due to the pandemic, teachers are grappling with how to support students with unfinished learning. This blog post consists of tried and true tips on how you can create differentiated learning opportunities for students with diverse academic needs.

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3 Ways to Create Agents of Learning with ASSISTments Data

Shift from a fixed mindset - where students are trained to wait for the teacher to provide them feedback on their individual learning - to a growth mindset, where students seize opportunities with immediate feedback and actionable data.

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New Teachers Join the ASSISTments Ambassador Community. These are their stories, from the classroom.

Get to know the newest teacher leaders from the ASSISTments community to become Ambassadors. They represent educators from across the country. These are their stories, from the classroom.

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Getting the Best Start with Students and Families in Class and From a Distance

Schools are in session within a classroom, completely online, or a hybrid of both. How do you keep up with the paradigm shift? What will it take to get ahead? Three teachers who joined our August webinar 'Getting the Best Start With Students and Families In Class and From a Distance' give their response.

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A Gradeless Classroom for Distance or In-Person Learning

See how Andrew Burnett uses ASSISTments and the other tools in his edtech toolbox to enhance his instructional practice. Andrew Burnett is a 7th Grade Math Teacher in Newton, Massachusetts. He is an ASSISTments Ambassador who has been using the program as a tool for formative assessment in his classroom since 2008.

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My Experience at the Intersection of Teacher Professional Development and Edtech Research

7th grade math teacher Thea Durling spent two years on the TeacherASSIST project, developing hints and exemplars to support other ASSISTments users in providing personalized feedback to students

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EdTech That Helps Teachers Differentiate Complex Material

In middle school, concepts start to build on each other to form new, complex material. This North Carolina teacher describes how ASSISTments supports her teaching practice to differentiate and scaffold complex material.

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Helping Students Respond to Feedback

When faced with a wrong answer, how do you respond? Learn how Barbara Delaney teaches her students how to respond to wrong answers to inform their learning.

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Finding Your Stride with New Tech Tools in Class

We asked teachers: what recommendations do you have for teachers introducing ASSISTments into the classroom? Read on for middle school math teacher Ms. Ivory Cutri’s tips and tricks!

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Getting Students Excited to Learn

We asked teachers: what recommendations do you have for teachers introducing ASSISTments into the classroom? Read on for middle school math teacher Mr. Josh McMillen and Ms. Katie McCrary’s tips and tricks! 

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How to Smoothly Integrate EdTech into the Classroom

When introducing ASSISTments, teachers can show students how to use the tool to inform their learning, focusing on owning their progress rather than a grade.

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