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Downloadable Poster: Preparing for Math STAAR Testing

We've created these printable and sharable posters that you can download, print and hang on your classroom walls. Or, you can grab the digital version to share on Facebook, your class website or via email.

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Teacher Helpline: How Can I Use Journals in Math Class?

We've heard many teachers say that journals are key in getting students to become more sophisticated mathematical thinkers. And with the advent of the Common Core State Standards, you'll be doing your students a favor by incorporating more writing into your curriculum. Here's what our trusty helpliners had to say about getting started with math journals:

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5 Ways to Integrate Money Skills Across the Curriculum

Teaching teens about money skills such as saving, budgeting, and setting financial goals gives them the tools they need to make smart decisions now and in the future. And, since financial education is essential to them reaching their personal goals, it's essential that all teachers find ways to integrate discussions about money into the classroom. Here are 5 ways that you can teach personal finance in classes across the curriculum.

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Special Report: STEM in The Classroom
Early education STEMBy giving our kids the tools they need to succeed in STEM, we are giving them a huge leg up as they enter the job market.  But when we think STEM, we think middle school and high school, robotics and chemistry—not first graders and the sand table. In order to learn how early education teachers can effectively introduce STEM concepts, we sat down with Dr. Shelley Green, a professor of STEM education at Nova Southeastern University to talk about how busy elementary teachers can get a handle on STEM education.

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