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While you do not want to overemphasize the importance of speed, the ultimate objective is for students to know their math facts well enough that they don't need to think about them--like recognizing "the" or "with" when reading--so they have the mental energy ... View More

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Mathematics Elementary School Strategy Flexible Thinking

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Working Memory Attention Verbal Memory Abstract Reasoning Processing Speed Visual Memory

Using an organized and focused study guide can help you study more efficiently and effectively for exams, especially if you are preparing for several exams at once. How to Apply It! 1) Ask your teacher the test format. If it is a multiple choice or fill-in-... View More

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Study Skills & Tools Social-Emotional Learning/Growth Mindset Middle/High School Strategy Flexible Thinking

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Organization Attention Verbal Reasoning Verbal Memory Abstract Reasoning Visual Memory

When pictures are not available to support their understanding, teach students to visualize, or make a mental picture. How to Apply It! 1) Explain why. Discuss how making your own pictures in your head or drawing a picture helps us understand and remember ... View More

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Reading Study Skills & Tools Universal Design for Learning Elementary School Strategy Flexible Thinking

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Auditory Processing Working Memory Attention Verbal Reasoning Verbal Memory Abstract Reasoning

Create a mental picture in your mind while you are reading, listening or solving a problem to help you understand and remember the details. How to Apply It! 1) Stop at a key point in your reading and create a mental picture of the scene or concept. Try to ... View More

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Reading Study Skills & Tools Universal Design for Learning Middle/High School Strategy Flexible Thinking

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Working Memory Verbal Reasoning Abstract Reasoning

Observing and analyzing similarities and differences between objects exercises a student's ability to consider varying characteristics and adjust thinking as necessary based on the information that is being considered. How to Apply It! 1) Help students prac... View More

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Social-Emotional Learning/Growth Mindset 21st Century Skills Elementary School Strategy Flexible Thinking

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Flexible Thinking Verbal Reasoning Abstract Reasoning Visual Discrimination

Teach It! 1) Objective: Students will learn to step back, brainstorm and evaluate options when they feel "stuck" or encounter a problem. 2) Define It: Define the problem with the student so there is understanding. It is important to validate and empathize t... View More

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21st Century Skills Social-Emotional Learning/Growth Mindset All Ages Strategy Flexible Thinking

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Flexible Thinking Self-regulation Verbal Reasoning Abstract Reasoning

Teach students when they need to show their work so they can remember the steps they took, the ideas they had, and find their own mistakes. How to Apply It! 1) Explain why. Even though you can do a lot of problem solving in your head, when you are doing a ... View More

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Mathematics Science Social-Emotional Learning/Growth Mindset Elementary School Strategy Flexible Thinking

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Organization Working Memory Attention Verbal Reasoning Verbal Memory Abstract Reasoning Visual Memory Spatial Perception

Always show your work rather than erasing what you did, throwing out scrap paper, or doing everything in your head so that your teacher can see your thought process and you can self-correct by tracking what you did. How to Apply It! 1) For math and scienc... View More

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Universal Design for Learning Social-Emotional Learning/Growth Mindset Middle/High School Strategy Flexible Thinking

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Organization Working Memory Attention Verbal Reasoning Verbal Memory Abstract Reasoning Visual Memory Spatial Perception