middle school

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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Easy ways to use IXL for spring test prep

January 17, 2020

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In the Classroom, For Admins
Easy ways to use IXL for spring test prep

It’s the halfway point of the school year, and you know what that means—spring testing is right around the corner! Whether you’re gearing up for state testing or college placement exams, you can fit test prep into your teaching schedule with a few simple ideas. Check out the list below to ensure your students are ready for those high-stakes assessments:

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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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4 ways to help students become good digital citizens

October 14, 2019

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In the Classroom, For Admins
4 ways to help students become good digital citizens

For the majority of tweens and teens, technology and social media play a crucial role in their social lives in and outside of school. As educators, it is our job to teach them how to use technology responsibly and be upstanding digital citizens. Here are a few ways to bring digital citizenship to the forefront of your school culture:  

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Explore our new ELA textbook skill plans!

Find the perfect skills for each chapter

October 10, 2019

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In the Classroom
Explore our new ELA textbook skill plans!

Here’s some exciting ELA news: We recently released our first skill plans for middle and high school! These skill plans are perfectly in tune with your textbooks, making it easy to find the right skills to enhance your students’ learning. Read on to learn more!

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