Category – Teaching


January 15, 2015

Three Questions with Ashley Coleman

Ashley Coleman is one of Reasoning Mind’s most successful fifth grade teachers. We interviewed her this week to gain some insights into how she fosters success in her classroom from the very first day.  What are some expectations that you…


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January 2, 2015

7 Math Holidays to Add to Your Calendar in 2015

Mark those calendars! “Calendar*” is licensed by Dafne Cholet under CC by 2.0. The calendar year has plenty of opportunities to celebrate and get excited about math. We’ve included eight of our favorites, as well as ways you can incorporate…


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December 31, 2014

An Ode to the Number 2015

We have to live with the number 2015 for the next twelve months. And anything that happens next year will be forever linked with those digits. We’ll talk about the 2015 World Series, the 2015 UN Summit, the 2015 heat…


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December 18, 2014

From Our Classrooms: Small Rewards vs. Big Goals

Keeping students motivated is key to a successful blended learning classroom. It’s important to reward students along the way as they reach for their big goal. Below is one incentive idea from one of our classrooms that rewards students for…


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December 12, 2014

Praising Students to Make a Difference in their Learning

1,000. This was how many times it took Thomas Edison to successfully create the light bulb. After many wrong starts and failed approaches, Edison credited hard work and persistence as key ingredients to his success. Now, imagine that Edison had…


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December 8, 2014

Top Holiday Gifts for Teachers

Finding that perfect thoughtful gift for your child’s teacher is no easy task; how do you truly express your appreciation to someone who plays such a monumental (and time-consuming) role in your child’s development? Have no fear. We have scoured…


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October 29, 2014

NPR’s 50 Great Teachers Project Kicks Off Today

Do you know a great teacher? It may be time to let NPR know. This morning, NPR kicked off its 50 Great Teachers Project, which highlights teachers who have made an impact on history with their teaching. The year-long project will…


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