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Grade Level: Primary (PK-2) | Academic Subject: English Language Arts | VariQuest Tools: Design Center Software | VariQuest Tools: Perfecta 2400 | VariQuest Tools: Poster Maker 3600 | Featured Topics: Common Core | Featured Topics: Lessons and Activities | Featured Topics: Templates for FREE download
Thanks to our partnership with The Curriculum Corner, you can expect to see more blog posts containing free Common Core-aligned lesson ideas, teacher resources and templates to easily create using your VariQuest Perfecta® Poster Design System and Software. Check out their first mini-lesson on understanding and building character traits for primary classrooms:
This helpful guide includes an explanation of the grant process, including a checklist (with samples!), and useful links and resources to find funding!
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… 1. CUSTOM AWARD PLAQUES
Featured Topics: Differentiated Instruction | VariQuest Tools: Design Center Software | VariQuest Tools: Poster Maker 3600 | VariQuest Tools: Cutout Maker 1800 | Featured Topics: Professional Development
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.