middle school

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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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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Easy (and free!) ways to reward students’ IXL achievements

September 23, 2019

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In the Classroom
Easy (and free!) ways to reward students’ IXL achievements

Although we wish all students would be intrinsically motivated to complete their schoolwork, the reality is that some learners need a little extra incentive. As a teacher, I spent much time and effort trying to come up with creative ways to keep my students motivated—and I found that a ticket system was a great motivator for students of all ages! Here are some tried and true ideas for using tickets to reward students for their IXL achievements and motivate them to keep making progress:

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Exciting updates to IXL Skill Plans

Find the perfect skills for SATs, standards, and more!

September 13, 2019

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In the Classroom
Exciting updates to IXL Skill Plans

IXL Skill Plans are a powerful new way to find the perfect skill for every lesson. Read on to see how we’re making this lesson-planning lifesaver even more helpful in your classroom!

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New Inspiration for IXL Families!

September 4, 2019

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At Home
New Inspiration for IXL Families!

Ready for some inspirational news, parents? You may have noticed that there’s a new “Inspiration” tab when you sign into your parent account. It’s home to a whole host of resources, ideas, and other IXL inspiration to help you make the most of your family’s IXL experience! Read on to get the scoop:

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IXL Study in the Sun Contest 2019: Leaderboard Update #3

August 16, 2019

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At Home
IXL Study in the Sun Contest 2019: Leaderboard Update #3

Summer is winding down, and so is this year’s Study in the Sun contest! With just a few weeks left—and so much learning accomplished—we are amazed by all your hard work and determination. 

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Establishing Success on the First Day of School

August 7, 2019

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In the Classroom
Establishing Success on the First Day of School

It’s a new year, a new class, and a new start! Make the most of those precious “new” moments with your students by establishing a strong foundation for the year to come. Read on for three easy ideas to set your classroom up for a great school year.

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