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Math Anxiety

Learning multiplication facts is an essential part of your child’s elementary education. Believe me, I never thought I’d be the teacher to say that. But, if you’ve ever been the adult who administers a math assessment, you have likely also experienced the flip side of that equation: Math anxiety.

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Outdoor Learning

Outdoor Learning includes the discovery, learning about and connecting to our natural world. Getting students outdoors, even for as little as 20 minutes, and engaged in environmental activities offers many benefits. Outdoor Learning includes the discovery, learning about and connecting to our natural world. Getting students outdoors, even for as little as 20 minutes, and engaged in environmental activities offers many benefits. I now call it the 20/20 Vision: 20+ minutes of outdoors and 20+ minutes of reading each day!

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Walking With Nature

Walking with Nature: New research shows walking and talking enhances our mental creativity. The primary source of walking’s cognitive benefits seems to come from its effects on the mysterious spontaneous fluctuations of our brains. Reason is not the source of intelligence. Instead, it’s the product of it.

Walking with nature also makes us feel good. It releases endorphins which lowers our risk of depression. Walking with nature also increases cognitive functioning and strengthens our memory.

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Print Dictionaries

Print Dictionaries: According to students, it’s so much easier to ask Alexa for a definition than to open a book.

We live in a fast-moving world. Being able to access information as quickly as possible is a good thing, right? Perhaps. Perhaps not. Online resources often can’t compare to their printed counterparts. And when needing a dictionary, this could not be more true.

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Classroom Celebrations

Classroom Celebrations should ‘follow the child.’

In the classroom, this means allowing children to experience and engage in activities independently. The inverse is also true: It means resisting the urge to lead the child but instead to create an environment encouraging self-direction.

Therefore, classroom celebrations should not be a directive from above. Instead they should develop organically inside the classroom.