motivation

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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IXL’s 2019 Year in Review

December 23, 2019

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At Home, In the Classroom, IXL Insights
IXL’s 2019 Year in Review

It’s almost time to say hello to a new year and a new decade! Before the clock counts down, we want to spotlight some IXL highlights from 2019 and how you helped make them happen!

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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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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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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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IXL Study in the Sun Contest 2019 Winners

September 6, 2019

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At Home
IXL Study in the Sun Contest 2019 Winners

The 2019 Study in the Sun contest is officially over and we’ve definitely ended on a high note! More than 48,000 students entered this year’s contest and your hard work and dedication were truly impressive. And now, we’ve tallied the results and it’s time to announce our winners!

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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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