back to school

How to Motivate Your Students with IXL

Back-to-school blog series #7

September 9, 2016

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In the Classroom
How to Motivate Your Students with IXL

Ah, the new school year, a time of fresh starts and classrooms full of energy. Kids are eager to learn and motivated to start the year off strong. But what happens a few months in when some of that momentum wanes? We’ve gathered up some strategies for how you can use IXL to keep students’ enthusiasm and natural curiosity strong all year long.

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4 Ways to Build Relationships with Your Students’ Parents

Back-to-school blog series #6

August 31, 2016

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In the Classroom
4 Ways to Build Relationships with Your Students’ Parents

The start of a new school year is a great time to begin building positive partnerships with your students’ parents. To kick off those parent-teacher connections, check out these easy getting-to-know-you ideas and communication tips.

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Lesson Planning Inspiration: Part 2

Back-to-school blog series #5

August 26, 2016

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In the Classroom
Lesson Planning Inspiration: Part 2

As you get back into the swing of school, it helps to hear how other teachers have approached lesson planning and what strategies they have to share. At IXL, we’re lucky to have a number of former teachers among our ranks, so we asked a few of them what advice they would give. Read on for their responses!

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Entertaining Icebreakers for the First Day of School

Back-to-school blog series #4

August 23, 2016

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In the Classroom
Entertaining Icebreakers for the First Day of School

First-day-of-school icebreakers can do triple duty for your classroom: They ease kids into a new environment, establish a sense of community, and allow students to get to know their new peers and new teacher. If you’re looking for some fun ways to break the ice with your students this year, check out the ideas below!

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How to Help Your Child Transition into a New School Year

August 18, 2016

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At Home
How to Help Your Child Transition into a New School Year

Adjusting to change can be hard, especially for kids who are entering a new school level. That’s why we’ve gathered some age-appropriate strategies to ace school transitions and gear up for a fresh year of learning.

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Key Tech Questions to Ask at the Start of the School Year

Back-to-school blog series #3

August 17, 2016

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For Admins, In the Classroom
Key Tech Questions to Ask at the Start of the School Year

The addition of edtech tools to classrooms is bringing about a new age of learning, but that doesn’t eliminate the need for careful consideration of how best to add new technology to your school. So as you implement new technology this year, here are a few questions to think about.

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Lesson Planning Inspiration: Part 1

Back-to-school blog series #2

August 15, 2016

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In the Classroom
Lesson Planning Inspiration: Part 1

Back to school is back in full force! It’s both overwhelming and exciting to start a new school year as you meet new students and plan out the year ahead. That’s why we’ve pulled lots of inspiration and ideas for new lesson plans to help you start the year on the right foot!

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How to Design Your Classroom for the New School Year

Back-to-school blog series #1

August 11, 2016

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In the Classroom
How to Design Your Classroom for the New School Year

Among the 1,001 things to think about during the back-to-school flurry is how you’ll set up your classroom. From seating to lights to decor, these ideas will help you foster a space for learning and curiosity.

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Guest Blog: A Teacher’s Strategies for Flipped Learning with IXL

Tips and tricks from 5th grade teacher Chris Mangan

October 2, 2015

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In the Classroom
Guest Blog: A Teacher’s Strategies for Flipped Learning with IXL

We’re excited to share a guest blog post by teacher Chris Mangan, who has integrated IXL into his flipped, data-driven classroom. He shares his strategies for ensuring that students at all levels can learn at their own pace and get the help they need, when they need it.

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Back to School Resources on the IXL Community

Handy tools as you begin the new school year

September 2, 2015

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For Admins, In the Classroom
Back to School Resources on the IXL Community

We know that this is a busy time of year as you put the finishing touches on your classroom, learn your students’ names, and start the first days of school. That’s why the IXL Community is here for you! There, you’ll find great ideas, tools, and strategies to make this school year the best yet. Read on to discover more about the tools available.

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