El método científico

Para este Viernes en familia, estará aprendiendo más sobre el método científico. Lea nuestra guía paso a paso para ver cómo se usa el método científico para examinar cómo las plantas absorben agua.

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Demystifying the science of reading #2: Learning to read is not an innate process

Why do some students develop as readers more easily than others? Why do most developing readers need more than being immersed in a language-rich environment? The answers lie in the brain and have major implications for teaching reading. In this installment of Teacher Tip Tuesday: Demystifying The Science of Reading, we’ll talk about the research behind how exactly we learn to read.

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Rhyming with Ants, Bats, and Cats

For this week’s Family Friday, enjoy an interactive rhyming card game that can be played with multiple children. Have fun practicing animal names and building rhyming skills using Footsteps2Brilliance Animal Riddles and Rhymes books. Read our step-by-step guide on how you can play this interactive card game with your children at home!

 

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Demystifying the science of reading #1: What it is, and what it isn’t

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You’ve probably heard the phrase “the science of reading” being tossed around lately. Your district or school may be taking initiatives to align to the science of reading, and may even be changing your curricula after years or even decades. Why all the hullabaloo? Let’s talk about what the science of reading really is, what it isn’t, and why it matters.

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Stress-Free Classroom Management: Integrating Technology into Classroom Management

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In recent years, educational technology has revolutionized the classroom experience for students and teachers alike. There are many benefits to integrating technology into your classroom; one major thing technology can help with is streamlining your administrative tasks and reducing the stress involved with classroom management. From behavior tracking apps to comprehensive classroom management software, tech-based solutions can transform your teaching experience. Let’s explore some invaluable tools that can revolutionize your classroom management strategy and save you time and trouble.

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Stress-Free Classroom Management: Building Student-Teacher Relationships

Strong classroom management is built on strong student-teacher relationships. Without the foundation of this strong relationship, classroom management can become stressful and the success of your routines and procedures can become less dependable. This week, we’ll focus on strengthening the bond between you and your students to augment classroom management and help your students achieve the best learning outcomes. Here are 7 surefire ways to promote mutual understanding, respect, and care between you and your students. 

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Stress-Free Classroom Management: Routines and Procedures

Effective classroom management is the cornerstone of a successful teaching experience, and it doesn’t have to be stressful! One way to stay ahead of the curve of classroom management is having consistent routines and procedures for your students. Believe it or not, these little routines can, when used effectively, save you hundreds of valuable minutes of instruction time per week. Read on for examples of routines and procedures that really work, and how to maintain them all year long.

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Building Spanish Phonics Skills for Biliteracy

We are excited to announce 27 new books and 161 new games organized into 41 new lessons designed to support Spanish phonics curriculum!

The brand new Fonética: silabas y palabras and Mis libritos fonéticos in Footsteps2Brilliance Central™ offer highly-effective practice for vocales, consonantes, sílabas directas – CV, and sílabas trabadas – CCV. All of the phonics games are automatically scored so that teachers can easily monitor student’s Spanish phonics proficiency.

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Stress-Free Classroom Management: Strategies for Addressing Behavioral Issues

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Classroom management doesn’t need to be stressful, and the best way to save your sanity throughout the year is to set up systems and routines right at the start of the school year. 

But even with the best preventive measures, no school year will pass without its behavioral bumps. Even after you’ve created a welcoming environment and established routines and expectations, you will need to occasionally help students get back on track. Here are a few ways to get the job done as smoothly as possible.

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