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October 1st
 by Donna Lee Fields
Importance of routines, norms and consequences for online and
face-to-face classes
Classroom Ideas / Teaching Methodology / Digital Teaching /

This blog examines the importance of routines, norms and consequences in creating strong learning environments. With these essential educational elements, students feel supported and secure and are able to learn more deeply and fluidly.

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July 20th
 by Donna Lee Fields
How the growth mindset works and why it is so powerful
Classroom Ideas / Teaching Methodology / Digital Teaching /

Why are the positive or negative messages we repeat to ourselves so powerful? In this blog, we’ll consider concrete ways to reprogram our beliefs in our own potential and that of our students. We’ll see how science illustrates exactly how we can achieve virtually anything we want through effort and determination.

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July 6th
 by Russell Stannard
In uncertain times, publishers' platforms could be the answer
Classroom Ideas / Digital Teaching /

Finding ways to teach an effective class online can be challenging. In this blog, you’ll find the solutions that Russell Stannard, an expert in the field of educational technology, recommends, to save you time and unneeded work in preparing your lessons. He explains the difference between using generic platforms and the ones Richmond has already created. See if this could be your answer! 

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June 8th
 by Donna Lee Fields
The effects of the loss of school time during the Covid-19 crisis
Classroom Ideas / Teaching Methodology / Digital Teaching /

This blog post will explore some of the long-term effects of the loss of school time for students. We will also share the studies done during the pandemic and how educators all over the world coped with the drastic scholastic changes we all lived through.

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May 25th
 by Donna Lee Fields
Using the growth mentality to strengthen the affective domain
Classroom Ideas / Teaching Methodology / Digital Teaching /

In this blog, we will look at the growth mindset and explore how simple positive phrases can strengthen the affective domain. If we model the growth mindset, we can help our students to more automatically see positives instead of negatives in every challenging situation.

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May 11th
 by Russell Stannard
Maintaining personal contact with students in distance learning
Classroom Ideas / Digital Teaching /

Distance learning has many challenges, one very important one being the reduced amount of information that we usually receive from students from their body language. In this blog, we’ll share ways that we can compensate for this difference when we are teaching online, and maintain continuous assessment with our students.

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