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4 strategies to foster collaboration in the classroom

January 21, 2020

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In the Classroom
4 strategies to foster collaboration in the classroom

Long gone are the days where desks are lined up in perfect rows, classrooms are silent, and teachers lecture for the entire class period. Today’s classrooms are placing more emphasis on collaborative learning—giving students opportunities to work together, learn from one another, and develop their communication skills.

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15 ways to celebrate the 100th day of school

January 16, 2020

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In the Classroom
15 ways to celebrate the 100th day of school

Are you coming up on your 100th day of school? This momentous occasion is a great opportunity to celebrate 100 days of your students’ hard work—and have fun with the number 100! Check out these ideas and activities that inspire all kinds of learning, for students of all levels:

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Join us at IXL Live this spring!

Discover expert strategies!

January 13, 2020

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In the Classroom, For Admins
Join us at IXL Live this spring!

Want to make the most of IXL in your classroom? Join us at IXL Live this spring! In these engaging half-day sessions, you’ll learn how to effectively use IXL’s comprehensive curriculum, Real-Time Diagnostic, personalized guidance, and actionable Analytics to personalize learning for every student.

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Growth mindset and the IXL SmartScore

November 21, 2019

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At Home, In the Classroom
Growth mindset and the IXL SmartScore

Thanks to Carol Dweck’s work, instilling a growth mindset in our students has become a goal of educators and parents around the world. In Mindset, Dweck uncovers the power of having a growth mindset, a belief that intelligence is something that can be developed, rather than something that is static or fixed.  As educators, we want to foster growth mindsets in all of our students. We want them to overcome challenges, persevere through their struggles, and believe in themselves as they learn and grow each day. 

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Keep the (snow)ball rolling with learning on IXL during snow days

November 19, 2019

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In the Classroom
Keep the (snow)ball rolling with learning on IXL during snow days

Snow days come in two flavors: the expected big-storm-coming-your-way days and the unexpected-phone-call-at-5-am days. Whichever situation you find yourself in, every snow day means one less day in the classroom. The good news is, whether these days are expected or unexpected, you can use IXL to keep students learning even when they’re not in their desks.

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5 classroom community & motivation ideas

November 13, 2019

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In the Classroom, For Admins
5 classroom community & motivation ideas

Whether you have been using IXL for years, or only a couple of days, here are a few ways to get your entire class excited about practicing their skills on IXL!

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Need an easy fundraiser? Run an IXL Math-a-Thon!

A step-by-step guide

November 6, 2019

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In the Classroom, For Admins
Need an easy fundraiser? Run an IXL Math-a-Thon!

Are you a teacher who wants to generate some more classroom funds? Or an administrator who wants to find a meaningful fundraising idea? As educators, you probably don’t have a lot of extra time on your hands, but we’ve come up with something that’s fun and doesn’t require much planning or organizing: a Math-a-Thon!

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Día de los Muertos: Free Lesson Plan for Grades 2-3

October 25, 2019

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In the Classroom
Día de los Muertos: Free Lesson Plan for Grades 2-3

Día de los Muertos is almost here and we’ve got the perfect way to celebrate: a free lesson plan for grades 2-3! These activities will help students expand their cultural knowledge and understand the history and traditions behind the holiday. Read on to get into the spirit of the season and download the lesson.

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Bridging the Achievement Gap in 4th Grade Math

A case study of Twin Hills Elementary in Willingboro, New Jersey

October 8, 2019

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In the Classroom, For Admins
Bridging the Achievement Gap in 4th Grade Math

Nicole Gregory, a fourth-grade math teacher at Twin Hills Elementary, needed a way to support students who came to her classroom with significant gaps in their math skills. After looking at the results achieved by neighboring schools using IXL, she knew she wanted to give it a try. The program ended up being a core component of her students’ success!

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We’re all in this together: Sparking Classwide Engagement with Communal Goal Setting

October 4, 2019

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In the Classroom
We're all in this together: Sparking Classwide Engagement with Communal Goal Setting

A powerful way to foster enthusiasm and camaraderie among your students may be sitting right in front of you: the students themselves!

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