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Lindsey Graff

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Grade Level: Intermediate (3-6) | VariQuest Tools: Poster Maker 3600 | Featured Topics: Lessons and Activities

Grades 6-8 Activity: Setting up Students for Success

By: Lindsey Graff
September 10th, 2013

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Grade Level: Primary (PK-2) | Academic Subject: English Language Arts | Grade Level: Intermediate (3-6) | VariQuest Tools: Poster Maker 3600 | VariQuest Tools: Cutout Maker 1800 | Featured Topics: Lessons and Activities

Grades K-5 Activity: Creating Literacy Centers

By: Lindsey Graff
September 10th, 2013

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How to Write a Grant eBook

How to Write a Grant eBook

This helpful guide includes an explanation of the grant process, including a checklist (with samples!), and useful links and resources to find funding!

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VariQuest Tools: Perfecta 2400 | VariQuest Tools: Poster Maker 3600 | VariQuest Tools: Cutout Maker 1800 | Featured Topics: Student Engagement | VariQuest Tools: Cold Laminator 2510 | Featured Topics: Professional Development

5 Back-to-school Tips from VariQuest Featuring Wise County Public Schools

By: Lindsey Graff
September 10th, 2013

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VariQuest Tools: Poster Maker 3600 | VariQuest Tools: Cutout Maker 1800

Poster Maker for Schools | Visual Learning Tools

By: Lindsey Graff
August 31st, 2013

Increasing student achievement and teaching to every student’s learning style has never been more challenging or more time consuming for teachers. The construction of visual references to bridge the gap between performance levels is a lengthy process, an equal component of an educator’s job alongside lesson planning and evaluation. It is a common experience to hear of a teacher spending their weekend creating the concept maps, posters, comparison charts, and visual aids for the upcoming week’s instruction.

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VariQuest Tools: Poster Maker 3600 | VariQuest Tools: Cutout Maker 1800 | VariQuest Tools: Awards Maker 400 | Featured Topics: Student Engagement

3 Simple Ideas for On-the-Spot Student Recognition

By: Lindsey Graff
August 31st, 2013

Reward programs have a long tradition in classrooms – think of gold stars and perfect attendance certificates – but they have had questionable effects on actually improving student achievement. New study on student motivation – published by the National Bureau of Economic Research – indicates that the timing of rewards is critical to resulting in a positive outcome in terms of academic progress. Immediate awards and recognition programs have a much more positive impact on student achievement. Here are 3 simple ideas on how to provide on-the-spot student recognition at your school…

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Grade Level: Secondary (7-12) | Grade Level: Intermediate (3-6) | VariQuest Tools: Cutout Maker 1800 | Academic Subject: Social Studies and History | Featured Topics: Lessons and Activities

Barack Obama

By: Lindsey Graff
August 31st, 2013

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Featured Topics: Differentiated Instruction | Academic Subject: Special Education | Featured Topics: Lessons and Activities

Activities for Students with Speech/Language Difficulties

By: Lindsey Graff
August 31st, 2013

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Featured Topics: Student Engagement | Featured Topics: Lessons and Activities

Tools to Define and Communicate Clear Expectations

By: Lindsey Graff
August 31st, 2013

The following activities are designed to aid in creating an efficient and effective classroom with clear expectations and procedures. Bringing these instructional tools into your classroom will help with classroom management, specifically when students are expected to work independently. These activities are especially useful when working with students with emotional and/or behavioral disorders and students diagnosed with autism, who will benefit from consistency in the classroom and throughout the building, along with increased visual supports.

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Featured Topics: Character Education | VariQuest Tools: Cutout Maker 1800 | Academic Subject: Special Education | Featured Topics: Lessons and Activities

Activities to Promote Positive Behavior

By: Lindsey Graff
August 31st, 2013

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Grade Level: Secondary (7-12) | Grade Level: Intermediate (3-6) | Academic Subject: STEM | Academic Subject: Science | Featured Topics: Lessons and Activities

Water Cycle

By: Lindsey Graff
August 31st, 2013

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