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Teacher Corner

Welcome to the Teacher Corner!  Here, teachers can find useful artifacts, blog posts, and videos generated by other teachers to inspire and deepen their own instructional practices around using ASSISTments.

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Featured Downloadable Artifacts

Artifacts generated by experienced ASSISTments users to help you integrate ASSISTments into your classroom.

ElWanda McLaurin
Grade 7 Math Teacher
Spring Lake, North Carolina
Tracking Student Independent Practice using Skillbuilders and Reflection
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In this video, hear how one teacher tracks students' independent practice and fosters student reflection on specific math fluency skills using skillbuilders. Two additional teacher created PDFs are available - a Skillbuilder Checklist for 7th Grade and a Skillbuilder Reflection Sheet.

Dawn Peterson
Director of Content & Parterships at The ASSISTment Foundation, Former Math Teacher
Worcester, MA
My Favorite No
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This slide deck shows how the My Favorite No routine can be used with ASSISTments data. This routine invites students to do error analysis on one problem or task that the entire class has completed with a goal of celebrating what went right, even if the final answer is incorrect.

Featured Teacher Voices From the blog

Blog posts written by experienced ASSISTments users which share tips and ideas for leveraging ASSISTments in your classroom.

Three Classroom Challenges (and Solutions!) to Help Orchestrate Student Discussions

Three teachers share the challenges and solutions they've implemented in the classroom to help build community, encourage students to make meaningful contributions, and amplify student voice.

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Challenge Turned Opportunity: Using ASSISTments to Increase Engagement

Jenni Birrell was teaching both live virtually via Zoom and using recorded lessons posted to Canvas. She found it incredibly challenging to assess students during that time; until she realized that student engagement was still one of the most critical components of teaching and learning, no matter the format.

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Featured Classroom Demos

Videos showing ASSISTments teachers in action. See how they implement ASSISTments and analyze data in their classrooms. Check out our Webinar Library for even more video content.

Warmups with ASSISTments

See how Mr. Broaddus gets his students warmed up for class with ASSISTments.

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Open Response Questions

See how Ms. Delaney uses ASSISTments for open response questions.

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Teacher Toolkit

This month, we’ve curated resources for Using ASSISTments to Develop Individual Student Interventions. See all user resources for more training and support.

Video
Teacher Presentation: Trinity Mudungo

In this video excerpt from one of our targeted webinars, learn from one of our experienced ASSISTments users, Trinity Mudungo, about how she uses ASSISTments to provide timely feedback and appropriate interventions for students through 1:1 conversations and assigning just in time Skillbuilders. Learn how her strategies increased student effort and investment in math. Interested in watching more? Check out the full webinar recording (Using ASSISTments to Provide Students with Individualized Feedback) in our Webinar Library.

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Using the Student Details Report to Facilitate 1:1 Conversations with Students

In this video Jillanne Payant, 5th Grade ASSISTments teacher, walks through how to use the Student Details Report to assess student progress. Learn how you can read the report to pinpoint areas of frustration for your students and hone in on their misconceptions. This video will give you actionable ideas to help you make the most of 1:1 meetings with students and help them create their own learning goals for the next assignment.

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Student Reflection Template

Reflection can help students set their own individual goals for learning. Check out this Student Reflection Form created by 7th Grade ASSISTments teacher Kim Josey which she has students use, along with their ASSISTments Student Report, to reflect on responses after finishing a problem set. There is also an interactive slides template version of this reflection sheet created by Denise Henniger that includes additional guidance to support students working remotely. This can be found in our Teacher Corner.

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Understanding Test Mode in ASSISTments

We recently released a new feature that allows teachers to deliver assignments in ASSISTments in Test Mode. In this blog you'll learn what test mode is within ASSISTments. As well as how it affects the student experience and assignment report. Test Mode is a great way to check a student's progress on a standard or topic and to assess what they can do independently, helping you as their teacher develop specific interventions based on their individual needs.

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3 Tips on Creating a Positive Learning Environment with ASSISTments

No matter what this Fall looks like, students will need a positive classroom environment that is safe for learning. Even if students enter the classroom academically behind, you can create a classroom environment that helps them get their confidence in math back and set them on track for success. Use these three tips to help.

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Parent Letter (Spanish) / Carta de Padres (Español)
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Teacher Presentation: Barbara Scriven

This is an excerpt from one of our targeted webinars. Learn from Barbara Scriven, one of our experienced ASSISTments users, how she uses ASSISTments in her classes at home and in person. Specifically, Barbara shares how she uses ASSISTments for independent practice and communication of student progress with families.

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ASSISTments Student View Walk-Through

Watch this video walk-through of ASSISTments from the Student View. In this video, teacher Andrew Burnett demos what students will see. This is a great video to share with students and families so they know what to expect before starting to use ASSISTments.

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Solutions to Common Implementation Challenges
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Download this document that shares common challenge that teachers face with students when first using ASSISTments along with suggested actions the teacher can take to meet these challenges.

Scoring Rubric
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Use this rubric to encourage students to see their multiple attempts as a good thing and not get caught up on the score.

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