What are Concept Circles? Concept circles are a great way to engage students in representing a variety of mathematical concepts.   Teachers and parents can use them to support children both inside and outside of the classroom.   The main topic or central idea is put in 
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a.k.a Sketchnoting, Graphic Visualization or Edu-Sketching “Bits and pieces of knowledge quickly go away.  Edu-Sketching helps meld those pieces together for a more coherent-thus, memorable-whole.”  Wendy Pillars As teachers, you may be looking for ways to help your students remember the content they are learning about. 
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School-wide Focus This year, to kickstart the school-wide focus on caring for the environment, Westmount Elementary School chose ‘The Lorax’ by Dr. Seuss to share with their students.  The ‘Environmental Team’ of students created monthly challenges for the whole school that connected to environmental stewardship. 
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Team of Two Grade 1 and 2 teachers Kirstie Stoodley and Alex Kathol, Wheatland Crossing School, opened up the wall between their classrooms to host a session at their school’s Student Conference Day and they haven’t closed it since! Going Outside to Grow Inside Team 
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Sometimes, Junior High or High School students can feel hopeless when reading complex texts. Teachers can use these six strategies with their older students to support them in reading comprehension and engagement in any subject or class: 1. Connect Students are able to better understand 
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