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That’s a Wrap: Our Most Popular Spring Blogs, Fall Poll, and More!
Posted on Jun 6, 2019
  • Voyager Sopris Learning
That’s a Wrap: Our Most Popular Spring Blogs, Fall Poll, and More!

Our Spring Blog and Webinar Series takes a summer break, and we’re using the time to reflect on what worked and what you would like to see when we resume in the fall.

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Summer Learning: For Students Only? Part Two
Posted on May 29, 2019
  • Cortnie Gurren
Tags
  • Professional Development
  • summer
Summer Learning: For Students Only? Part Two

You can’t keep your brain from counting the days until you have to return to work. You are wondering what you will be asked to do upon your return. This leads us to the next steps in our summer essential learning.

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Early Childhood Literacy: Summer Learning Disguised as Fun
Posted on May 22, 2019
  • Lucy Hart Paulson
Tags
  • Early Childhood
  • Literacy
  • summer
Early Childhood Literacy: Summer Learning Disguised as Fun

Summer is coming and it’s time for play. Keep literacy learning a part of each day! Word play is fun and easy to do. Think of the words for the things around you.

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Summer Learning: For Students Only?
Posted on May 16, 2019
  • Cortnie Gurren
Summer Learning: For Students Only?

Do teachers experience the same slide during the summer months when not teaching every day? Here are some ways we can avoid our own summer slide.

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When There Isn't Enough Time in the Day: Working with Teacher Time Constraints
Posted on May 9, 2019
  • Janet Jones
When There Isn't Enough Time in the Day: Working with Teacher Time Constraints

Teachers are working with demanding and stressful time constraints when expectations and accountability are higher than ever. And, the reality is we can’t control everything. So, let’s consider what we may be able to control, or at least impact, toward maximizing time and optimizing student learning with the following strategies

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My Teacher Said I Was Smart So I Was: Motivating Students of All Levels
Posted on Apr 24, 2019
  • Margo Gunsser
Tags
  • LETRS
My Teacher Said I Was Smart So I Was: Motivating Students of All Levels

Raise your hand if you’ve ever racked your brain for ways to motivate a particular student or group of students. OK—hands down. As educators, we understand motivation is the key that unlocks learning. That’s true for all of us, no matter our age. If we’re not motivated to do something, we procrastinate. When we finally get started, completion may take longer because the task doesn’t seem valuable and we lack motivation.

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