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Join the "With Math I Can" Lesson Plan Challenge!

Grand-prize winner receives a new Amazon Fire tablet, a virtual PD session with Jo Boaler, and more!
In collaboration with WithMathICan.org, Common Sense Graphite is hosting a Lesson Plan Challenge to provide teachers with inspiration and ideas on how to cultivate a growth mindset in students with digital tools. A growth mindset is the belief that one can develop abilities through hard work, effective strategies, and guidance from others. What Needs to Be in the Lesson Plan? Get Started! Contest Dates Contest Prizes How Will the Lessons Be Judged? Who's Judging the Lesson Plans? Helpful ... read more
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4 Adaptive Math Tools for Personalized Learning

Websites designed to build comprehension as well as confidence.
Classrooms are diverse. And while we applaud the unique talents our students bring, they can make it tough to differentiate lessons effectively. Few scenarios are more frustrating for teachers than ... read more
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Resources to Transform Math Mindset

Take the pledge and access resources on WithMathICan.org.
A growth mindset is the belief that one can develop abilities through hard work, effective strategies, and guidance from others. It opposes a fixed mindset, which is the belief that abilities are innate ... read more
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How Apps Can Help with Student Anxiety

Stop, Breathe & Think prompts students to identify their emotions and develop calming strategies.
Anxiety disorders are some of the most common disorders to affect children (McLoone, Hudson, & Rapee, 2006). There are a number of different types of anxiety that children can typically present with, ... read more
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What Teachers Need to Know About SOPIPA

What does this new privacy law say, and how does it affect your work in the classroom?
Author's Note: This piece was co-authored with Ariel Fox Johnson, Policy Counsel with Common Sense Kid's Action. The Student Online Personal Information Protection Act (SOPIPA), which goes into effect ... read more
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Student-Data-Privacy Laws Take Effect in California and New Hampshire

Landmark legislation sparks a national conversation on the importance of protecting our children's data.
Student-data-privacy laws take will take effect across the country in 2016, allowing for the most comprehensive industry-targeted student-data-privacy legislation in the country. An estimated 7.2 million ... read more
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