Big Idea #1 - 7 Systems that Work for Outside-the-Box Learners

Every teacher has probably met the one student who has a lot of potential, is smart, and yet just cannot seem to turn in their homework. Some of these students have issues with executive function, and there are ways for parents and teachers to help these students. Read the article about some ideas to help students with executive function issues. The ideas come from a executive function coach who was one of these students himself.

Big Idea #2 - Helping Struggling Students Build a Growth Mindset

School can be challenging even for the smartest child. Struggling students have a even harder time facing school's challenges when they have a negative mindset. Read the article about ways to help the struggling student develop a positive growth mindset.

Big Idea #3 - A Framework for Making Makerspace Purchases

With the abundance of options for purchasing Makerspace materials, it is hard to decide what to exactly buy for one's students. One teacher came up with a five-step framework to help her and others decide what makerspace materials to buy for their students.  Read the article to learn about the five-step framework and what lead to the framework's development.

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