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7 great twitter accounts for math teachers

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7 great twitter accounts for math teachers

There is a lot of help (and overwhelm) out there about distance learning, navigating teaching during coronavirus, and tips and tutorials. But what about on a human level?  Are you having trouble focusing and needing to just zone out? And yet, you feel so lost and depressed if you just veg out?  Help is here. These are some ways to nurture your teacher soul while still feeling productive.

How to Relax as a Teacher during this stressful time!

There is a lot of help (and overwhelm) out there about distance learning, navigating teaching during coronavirus, and tips and tutorials. But what about on a human level? Are you having trouble focusing and needing to just zone out? And yet, you feel so lost and depressed if you just veg out? Help is here. These are some ways to nurture your teacher soul while still feeling productive.

free download: doodle-friendly desk cards for math class that activate brain pathways to boost focus and memory #DoodleNotes #Geometry

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free download: doodle-friendly desk cards for math class that activate brain pathways to boost focus and memory #DoodleNotes #Geometry

Copy limits seem to be getting stricter and stricter. Great for the environment- not so great for the teacher who loves doodle notes the “old-fashioned” way (with all the colored pencils and paper). Sometimes it’s just not possible to make a copy of your doodle notes for every single one of your students. Here are some ideas for you if you yearn to use doodle notes, but can’t make copies for the entire class right before the lesson!
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Copy limits and doodle notes

Copy limits seem to be getting stricter and stricter. Great for the environment- not so great for the teacher who loves doodle notes the “old-fashioned” way (with all the colored pencils and paper). Sometimes it’s just not possible to make a copy of your doodle notes for every single one of your students. Here are some ideas for you if you yearn to use doodle notes, but can’t make copies for the entire class right before the lesson!

Build your own layout!  This fun, new pack includes everything you need to fit together your own customized giant doodle notes that suit your lesson content into an interactive poster!  Use the pre-made pages, or set up your own layout based on the flow of your own lesson content.  Perfect for elementary, middle, or high school!  (Also, they're uploaded to the resource zone in doodlnoteclub.com ;)
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Doodle Note Poster Template Kit: Roads

Build your own layout! This fun, new pack includes everything you need to fit together your own customized giant doodle notes that suit your lesson content into an interactive poster! Use the pre-made pages, or set up your own layout based on the flow of your own lesson content. Perfect for elementary, middle, or high school! (Also, they're uploaded to the resource zone in doodlnoteclub.com ;)

When students start out with any confusion at all with converting between congruence statements and equations, they struggle through each next step all the way through proofs.  Take time to tackle this key skill before moving on.  As a geometry teacher, this pet peeve that would pop up over and over.  Eventually, I discovered that it was worth taking time to explicitly teach this skill.
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Congruent or Equal? How to Teach This Important Geometry Skill

When students start out with any confusion at all with converting between congruence statements and equations, they struggle through each next step all the way through proofs. Take time to tackle this key skill before moving on. As a geometry teacher, this pet peeve that would pop up over and over. Eventually, I discovered that it was worth taking time to explicitly teach this skill.

Free Download - Quadrilaterals doodle note set

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Free Download - Quadrilaterals doodle note set

Student Goal Setting Sheet (doodle note style)  - Download
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Student Goal Setting Sheet (doodle note style) - Download

Graphic Organizers in Math Class: Why You Cannot Overlook or Underestimate this Review Strategy, Plus Answers to All Your Questions About Implementing Visual Study Guides in Your Own Classroom
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Graphic Organizers in Math Class: Why You Cannot Overlook or Underestimate this Review Strategy, Plus Answers to All Your Questions About Implementing Visual Study Guides in Your Own Classroom

As teachers, we need to be able to use the resources we have as easily as we possibly can. This post offers a set of solutions for using simple Doodle Note templates in a wide variety of ways. Want to give your students the amazing brain-based learning benefits of visual note-taking, but do not have time for much prep? Read this post on how to use doodle note templates and how to DIY for free!
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How to use Doodle Note Templates

As teachers, we need to be able to use the resources we have as easily as we possibly can. This post offers a set of solutions for using simple Doodle Note templates in a wide variety of ways. Want to give your students the amazing brain-based learning benefits of visual note-taking, but do not have time for much prep? Read this post on how to use doodle note templates and how to DIY for free!

As teachers, we need to be able to use the resources we have as easily as we possibly can. This post offers a set of solutions for using simple Doodle Note templates in a wide variety of ways. Want to give your students the amazing brain-based learning benefits of visual note-taking, but do not have time for much prep? Read this post on how to use doodle note templates and how to DIY for free!
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How to Use Doodle Note Templates!

As teachers, we need to be able to use the resources we have as easily as we possibly can. This post offers a set of solutions for using simple Doodle Note templates in a wide variety of ways. Want to give your students the amazing brain-based learning benefits of visual note-taking, but do not have time for much prep? Read this post on how to use doodle note templates and how to DIY for free!

There is a lot of help (and overwhelm) out there about distance learning, navigating teaching during coronavirus, and tips and tutorials. But what about on a human level? Are you having trouble focusing and needing to just zone out? And yet, you feel so lost and depressed if you just veg out? Help is here. These are some ways to nurture your teacher soul while still feeling productive.
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Help for the Teacher Soul during this Stressful Situation

There is a lot of help (and overwhelm) out there about distance learning, navigating teaching during coronavirus, and tips and tutorials. But what about on a human level? Are you having trouble focusing and needing to just zone out? And yet, you feel so lost and depressed if you just veg out? Help is here. These are some ways to nurture your teacher soul while still feeling productive.

There is a lot of help (and overwhelm) out there about distance learning, navigating teaching during coronavirus, and tips and tutorials. But what about on a human level?  Are you having trouble focusing and needing to just zone out? And yet, you feel so lost and depressed if you just veg out?  Help is here. These are some ways to nurture your teacher soul while still feeling productive.
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Help for the teacher soul during this stressful situation

There is a lot of help (and overwhelm) out there about distance learning, navigating teaching during coronavirus, and tips and tutorials. But what about on a human level? Are you having trouble focusing and needing to just zone out? And yet, you feel so lost and depressed if you just veg out? Help is here. These are some ways to nurture your teacher soul while still feeling productive.

Today’s teens and pre-teens are full of characteristics- both good and bad.  It’s important to lay it all out, so you can analyze them.  See if any of these resonate with your Gen Z students’ characteristics, (Hint: they will), and how some of these characteristics are interconnected.  Teaching Generation Z requires thoughtful consideration to both adjust your teaching to overcome the challenges, and take advantage of their positive features.

How to teach TODAY'S teenagers

Today’s teens and pre-teens are full of characteristics- both good and bad. It’s important to lay it all out, so you can analyze them. See if any of these resonate with your Gen Z students’ characteristics, (Hint: they will), and how some of these characteristics are interconnected. Teaching Generation Z requires thoughtful consideration to both adjust your teaching to overcome the challenges, and take advantage of their positive features.

7 great twitter accounts for math teachers

7 great twitter accounts for math teachers

7 great twitter accounts for math teachers

A Creative Syllabus for Math Class - Free Download
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Syllabus for Math Class (Doodle-Style!)

A Creative Syllabus for Math Class - Free Download