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Does Your Brain Want to Learn? 5 Strategies to Promote Active Processing

motivatedbrain #4 in a series from The Motivated Brain: Improving Student Attention, Engagement, and Perseverance by Gayle Gregory and Martha Kaufeldt   So far in this series we’ve talked about the importance of stimulating the SEEKING system of the brain through
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Don’t Forget to Start With Why

iStock.com I once visited with a high school student who told me that he did not see great value in Thinking Maps. He said he didn’t understand why his teacher would tell him to do a “Bubble Map” or a “Tree
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Pokémon Go (Uh-Oh)!

image Come one, come all- Venusaur, Charizard, Blastoise, Pikachu, and many other Pokémon have been discovered on planet Earth! “Now’s your chance to discover and capture the Pokémon all around you. So get your shoes on, step outside, and explore the
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Changing What I Can!

IMG_8378 (1)   Friday afternoon, 4:30 pm, I drag myself through the front door of my home, put on a small pot of coffee then collapse on the couch. What a day, what a week! The aroma of the brewing coffee soothes my
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Mappy Hour – Last Day of School

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Welcome to Transitional Kindergarten

For many of us who have worked with kindergarteners, we have always wished that some of our students could have benefited from a few more months (or another year) of kindergarten instruction before they go on to first grade. We
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