Focus 2 Achieve

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Focus on teaching students "how" not "what" to learn.
 
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Learned helplessness is a result of years of conditioning that mistakes are bad for learning. Nothing is further from the truth - some of the most powerful life lessons come from making mistakes, reflecting on them, and growing as a result. This is
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Life Skills, For All Subject Areas, Study Skills
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Get your students excited about writing and help them become more creative by making an ebook in Google Slides. If you ever considered getting your students to create digital books and need a simple, guided checklist to follow the one provided here
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English Language Arts, Creative Writing, Visual Arts
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Don't just tell students to use spaced practice but help them develop a plan. Part 1 of this 2 part lesson helps students take a look at the brain science behind why spaced practice works. Part 2 consists of an easy-to-follow tool that allows your
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Life Skills, Study Skills, Test Preparation
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5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
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Flashcards are okay but there's a better way. The Memory (or Mind) Palace Method is a powerful learning and memorization technique that when mastered allows a student to remember 10, 20, or even 30 vocabulary words or concepts (definitions included)
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Study Skills, For All Subjects, Test Preparation
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5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
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Lesson Plans (Bundled), Handouts, Mini-Course
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Stop learned helplessness in its tracks. Encourage independent and collaborative learning and problem solving with this printable PDF Poster. Promote students learning in small and large groups and using their classmates as a resource as well as
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Life Skills, For All Subject Areas, Classroom Community
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Active Learning. Spaced Practice. Mixed Practice (Interleaving). Studying Hard is not the same as Studying Smart. This printable PDF is 2 steps away from being a constant classroom reminder of best practices for teachers and learning the smart way
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Life Skills, For All Subject Areas, Study Skills
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

15 years of teaching physical science, chemistry, environmental science, earth science, engineering, and learning/study skills in Chicago Public Schools, St. Paul Public Schools, and South Washington County Schools in Woodbury, MN Trainer at professional conferences, edcamps, school district.

MY TEACHING STYLE

blended learning

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

Recipient of several educational grants. Smart Brief Education Editor's Choice Content Award Winner (blog). Education writer for the Teaching Channel and the Entrepreneur. Education Podcast regular as a Learning How to Learn Expert (Every Classroom Matters, 10-minute Teacher, Educators Lead, Education Talk Radio, MyBad etc.)

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

BS University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) in Earth and Environmental Sciences MA National-Louis University (NLU), Chicago in Teaching

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Writer of educational books and blogger. Amazon author page: bit.ly/ocbooks

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