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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.

Alfons Prince
Grade 7/8 Math Teacher
Washington D.C.
ASSISTments Teacher Interview Clip: ASSISTments Routine with Pencil and Paper
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In this video, learn from Alfons Prince why he chooses to utilize paper and pencil in his math classroom and how he balances using ASSISTments with the time-tested tools of paper and pencil. In addition, learn how Alfons utilizes the data from ASSISTments to form in-the-moment groups for re-teaching.

Rich Hollon
Grade 5 Math Teacher
Cambridge, Idaho
ASSISTments Teacher Interview Clip: ASSISTments Routine with Pencil and Paper
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In this video, hear how Rich Hollon utilizes paper and pencil in his math classrooms with ASSISTments. Rich has developed a routine where students finish each problem on paper and enter their answers in ASSISTments. Through this routine and resetting an assignment for students, Rich has seen motivation and perseverance grow among his students.

Featured Teacher Voices From the blog

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

5 Practices that Support an Equitable and Inclusive Math Classroom

ASSISTments is here to help teachers meet the needs of all students. Teachers can ensure that they are leveraging ASSISTments to support an equitable and inclusive classroom environment by implementing our recommendations.

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Supporting Student Success on End of Year Tests

ASSISTments teacher, Dawn Peterson reflects on what she does to prepare her students for end of the year testing. Learn how she integrates test preparation without compromising her regular classroom routine.

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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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This month, we wanted to Celebrate Teachers. For training and support resources check out our user resources.

The Benefits of Using ASSISTments with Paper and Pencil

When students show their work, it allows teachers to visualize their thought process when working through a problem. The visual feedback gives the teacher the opportunity to understand learning gaps of each student and formulate a plan to fill those learning gaps. Working with paper and pencil can also increase scores by 13 points compared to their peers. Read on to learn how.
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Supporting Diverse Learners with ASSISTments

The practice of formative assessment establishes a culture of excellence in the classroom rooted in co-facilitated learning and expertly crafted lessons that accommodate the needs of all learners. Learn how ASSISTments, in partnership with the Louisiana Department of Education, can provide you with rich data insights so you can uncover your students’ needs and level of understanding. This data can also be shared with your students, empowering them to take ownership of their own learning.

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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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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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