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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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Three Ways to Make Classroom Lessons Memorable for Life Published by mcSquares What classroom activities do you remember from school? I can remember very few lessons from my childhood schooling. If you were like me, you were an engaged student, always paid attention, and yet, there are very few activities and lessons that have stuck over the years. Those important key concepts that I do remember, however, have stuck with me because they were taught in a way that challenged, engaged, and allowed me to make real-life connections. Memorable connections are what truly enabled me to retain the concept for...

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How to Utilize Gamification 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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