motivation

Closing the Confidence Gap and Building Skills in ELA and Social Studies

A case study of Sanders-Clyde Creative Arts School in Charleston, South Carolina

September 18, 2017

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In the Classroom, For Admins
Closing the Confidence Gap and Building Skills in ELA and Social Studies

How do you close the confidence gap for disadvantaged students? For Kathy Dizon’s 6th grade class, IXL was the key to accelerating academic achievement and boosting motivation. An inner city, Title I school in downtown Charleston, South Carolina, Sanders-Clyde Creative Arts School serves a diverse population with 88% of students qualifying for free or reduced lunch. In Kathy’s class, many students started the year significantly behind grade level. She turned to IXL Language Arts and IXL Social Studies to help them catch up.

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IXL Study in the Sun Contest 2017 Winners

September 8, 2017

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At Home
IXL Study in the Sun Contest 2017 Winners

Drumroll, please! The Study in the Sun contest has officially come to a close. We’re so impressed by all the hard work of this year’s participants. Your dedication to learning was off-the-charts amazing and you should be proud of all that you achieved! Now, it’s time to announce the winners of our drawing.

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IXL Study in the Sun Contest 2017: Leaderboard Update #3

The final update before the contest ends!

August 18, 2017

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IXL Study in the Sun Contest 2017: Leaderboard Update #3

You’re in the home stretch now! Summer’s drawing to a close and so is the Study in the Sun contest. Once again, we’re in awe of the number of questions students have answered and the amount of hard work put into learning on IXL this summer.

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IXL Study in the Sun Contest 2017: Leaderboard Update #2

Halfway there! Check out the second set of results now.

July 28, 2017

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IXL Study in the Sun Contest 2017: Leaderboard Update #2

The midway point of the Study in the Sun contest has arrived, and with a whopping 60,000+ participants, things are really heating up. Congratulations to everyone on your hard work so far. We’re amazed by your progress and can’t wait to see what else you accomplish!

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IXL Study in the Sun Contest 2017: Leaderboard Update #1

Ready for the first set of results?

June 30, 2017

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At Home
IXL Study in the Sun Contest 2017: Leaderboard Update #1

It’s official: the Study in the Sun contest is off and running, and it’s time for our first leaderboard update! We’re blown away by all the hard work from kids all over the world—and we know you’re just getting started.

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Stay sharp with IXL this summer!

Check out our fun activities to keep students learning all break long.

June 6, 2017

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At Home, In the Classroom
Stay sharp with IXL this summer!

The long days of summer are finally here—the perfect time for exploring and learning new things. We’ve created a bunch of fun, free resources to help your students take advantage of the break and become self-motivated learners!

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Win Prizes This Summer with IXL’s Study in the Sun Summer Contest!

May 19, 2017

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Win Prizes This Summer with IXL's Study in the Sun Summer Contest!

Is it summer yet? If you’re looking forward to summer break, here’s one more thing to get excited about: IXL’s highly-anticipated Summer in the Sun contest! Join in on the fun and challenge yourself to keep learning even when school’s out. Winners will receive an awesome prize: an iPad mini!

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4 Ways to Celebrate Linguistic Diversity

March 23, 2017

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In the Classroom
4 Ways to Celebrate Linguistic Diversity

There are over 7,000 languages spoken in the world today, and over 300 of those are spoken in the U.S., so chances are your students speak some of them. Strategies for teaching ELLs often focus on learning English as quickly as possible, and once students master English, their native languages are often left at home. But rather than think of your classroom as a Tower of Babel, you can celebrate and recognize your students’ linguistic heritage while still moving towards English proficiency.

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The 2017 IXL Spring Learning Showdown Is Here!

Enter your class in our contest for the chance to win a prize!

March 13, 2017

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In the Classroom
The 2017 IXL Spring Learning Showdown Is Here!

Get ready! The annual IXL Spring Learning Showdown begins April 1st. Prepare for a month of learning by challenging your class to answer as many questions as they can for the chance to win a pizza party!

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How to Foster Self-Directed Learning in Your Classroom

Part 2 of a two-part series on self-directed learning

March 3, 2017

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In the Classroom, For Admins
How to Foster Self-Directed Learning in Your Classroom

Socrates said that “Education is the kindling of a flame, not the filling of a vessel.” It’s an apt metaphor for learning, but how exactly do you go about kindling those flames? Encouraging student agency is a great way to start! Read on for ideas of how to do so, and don’t miss last week’s post on the value of self-directed learning.

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