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7 Easy Steps To Making Meetings More Meaningful! Published by mcSquare You want your company to run like a well oiled machine-- with all the pieces working productively in a seamless and collaborative flow. Meetings are the gears that make your well oiled machine continue to perform at its best. The thing is, meetings rarely inspire creativity or inspiration, and in turn, new ideas only come once in a blue moon. Do your meetings... look like a single presenter talking at the rest of the attendees as they silently hide that they are dozing off along a long conference room...

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It happens to the best of us. Published by mcSquares Burnout. Sometimes it rears its ugly head at the end of the school year, oftentimes the middle, and yes, even just a few weeks in. Though we may not always want to admit it, teacher burnout is a real issue and needs to be addressed. This isn't just for the sake of your students, but also yourself. You spend all day with your students, often going home to grade papers and prep for the next day. Even when you're not in your classroom, you're most likely thinking about your classroom....

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Let's talk about captivating our students with learning. Published by mcSquares Keeping your students engaged in the classroom is a task within itself. With constant distractions ranging from cell phones to disruptive students, it can be a constant struggle to keep your students interested in your lessons. We know you want the best for your class-- and that includes making sure they grasp all the knowledge they can during their time at school. That's why we've come up with 4 ways to turn your classroom into a space that keeps your students captivated. Balancing fun and learning is not always...

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I always remember this time of year so fondly from my days as a teacher. Published by mcSquares Spring is in the air and the end of the year will be here before we know it. This is a very busy time for all educators, and because of that, time flies. State, District, and school assessments are happening, end of the year functions are being planned, and, yes, preparations are already underway for next school year. With all of this going on, your principal sends out an email asking you to complete your supply request lists for next year! Perfect-...

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How to Utilize Demonstrations in the Classroom Published by mcSquares With increasing distractions in schools, keeping students engaged in the classroom is harder now than ever. Distractions Though banning cell phones, closing windows, taking away recess, and prohibiting note passing may help in specific instances, these will not solve the problem of lesson distraction. Educators need to address a major cause of classroom distractions- dull and boring lessons! Your classroom needs to be engaging enough that students will not constantly be turning to their phones for entertainment fillers. In this blog post series, we are going to focus on some...

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