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As teachers, we need to be able to use the resources we have as easily as we possibly can. This post offers a set of solutions for using simple Doodle Note templates in a wide variety of ways. Want to give your students the amazing brain-based learning benefits of visual note-taking, but do not have time for much prep? Read this post on how to use doodle note templates and how to DIY for free!

How to Use Doodle Note Templates!

As teachers, we need to be able to use the resources we have as easily as we possibly can. This post offers a set of solutions for using simple Doodle Note templates in a wide variety of ways. Want to give your students the amazing brain-based learning benefits of visual note-taking, but do not have time for much prep? Read this post on how to use doodle note templates and how to DIY for free!

There is a lot of help (and overwhelm) out there about distance learning, navigating teaching during coronavirus, and tips and tutorials. But what about on a human level? Are you having trouble focusing and needing to just zone out? And yet, you feel so lost and depressed if you just veg out? Help is here. These are some ways to nurture your teacher soul while still feeling productive.

Help for the Teacher Soul during this Stressful Situation

There is a lot of help (and overwhelm) out there about distance learning, navigating teaching during coronavirus, and tips and tutorials. But what about on a human level? Are you having trouble focusing and needing to just zone out? And yet, you feel so lost and depressed if you just veg out? Help is here. These are some ways to nurture your teacher soul while still feeling productive.

There is a lot of help (and overwhelm) out there about distance learning, navigating teaching during coronavirus, and tips and tutorials. But what about on a human level?  Are you having trouble focusing and needing to just zone out? And yet, you feel so lost and depressed if you just veg out?  Help is here. These are some ways to nurture your teacher soul while still feeling productive.

Help for the teacher soul during this stressful situation

There is a lot of help (and overwhelm) out there about distance learning, navigating teaching during coronavirus, and tips and tutorials. But what about on a human level? Are you having trouble focusing and needing to just zone out? And yet, you feel so lost and depressed if you just veg out? Help is here. These are some ways to nurture your teacher soul while still feeling productive.

Today’s teens and pre-teens are full of characteristics- both good and bad.  It’s important to lay it all out, so you can analyze them.  See if any of these resonate with your Gen Z students’ characteristics, (Hint: they will), and how some of these characteristics are interconnected.  Teaching Generation Z requires thoughtful consideration to both adjust your teaching to overcome the challenges, and take advantage of their positive features.

How to teach TODAY'S teenagers

Today’s teens and pre-teens are full of characteristics- both good and bad. It’s important to lay it all out, so you can analyze them. See if any of these resonate with your Gen Z students’ characteristics, (Hint: they will), and how some of these characteristics are interconnected. Teaching Generation Z requires thoughtful consideration to both adjust your teaching to overcome the challenges, and take advantage of their positive features.

7 great twitter accounts for math teachers

7 great twitter accounts for math teachers

7 great twitter accounts for math teachers

A Creative Syllabus for Math Class - Free Download

Syllabus for Math Class (Doodle-Style!)

A Creative Syllabus for Math Class - Free Download

If you raise, teach, or teach teens and are asked to describe them, the word “emotional” is bound to come up. It’s not only because their hormones are running wild, but because their amygdala isn’t fully developed. This part of the brain is responsible for emotions, so it’s no wonder teens have difficulty regulating them. Save this infographic for more key differences between teenage brains and adult brains!

Teenage Brain Infographic

If you raise, teach, or teach teens and are asked to describe them, the word “emotional” is bound to come up. It’s not only because their hormones are running wild, but because their amygdala isn’t fully developed. This part of the brain is responsible for emotions, so it’s no wonder teens have difficulty regulating them. Save this infographic for more key differences between teenage brains and adult brains!

How can you bring some hands-on spontaneity into your math classroom? It’s super easy! Invest in some dice and get some inspiration below. When you make math more hands-on, you not only more successfully engage your students, but you are helping the learning stick in their brains; retention is improved. There so many creative ways to get your students using dice in math class. I like the soft foam dice because they are so nice and quiet.There are a few options of size.

23 Ways to Use Dice in Math Class

How can you bring some hands-on spontaneity into your math classroom? It’s super easy! Invest in some dice and get some inspiration below. When you make math more hands-on, you not only more successfully engage your students, but you are helping the learning stick in their brains; retention is improved. There so many creative ways to get your students using dice in math class. I like the soft foam dice because they are so nice and quiet.There are a few options of size.

Let’s dive into Generation Z!  We’ll discuss what characteristics they exhibit, why they exhibit these characteristics, and how we can adjust our teaching to overcome the challenges and enhance the positive features.

Teaching today's teens

Let’s dive into Generation Z! We’ll discuss what characteristics they exhibit, why they exhibit these characteristics, and how we can adjust our teaching to overcome the challenges and enhance the positive features.

Grading, Procedures, Classroom Setup, Re-Takes, Warm-Ups, Notebooks, etc....

Classroom Management & Procedures - Tips for Math Classes

Grading, Procedures, Classroom Setup, Re-Takes, Warm-Ups, Notebooks, etc....

Did you know Doodle Notes is on Instagram? Follow @doodlenotemethod to learn new tips, tricks, and research behind this engaging method!
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Did you know Doodle Notes is on Instagram? Follow @doodlenotemethod to learn new tips, tricks, and research behind this engaging method!

Join the doodle note club and get everything you need to create your own amazing doodle notes that bring creativity into your classroom!  They are perfect for middle school, high school, and even elementary students!  The doodle note method uses research to improve memory, retention, and engagement.

Doodle Note Club

Join the doodle note club and get everything you need to create your own amazing doodle notes that bring creativity into your classroom! They are perfect for middle school, high school, and even elementary students! The doodle note method uses research to improve memory, retention, and engagement.

Math Madness - Basketball themed math lessons for March

Math Madness - Basketball Math Lessons for March

Math Madness - Basketball themed math lessons for March

Students retain material better when they are taught with a right-brain / left-brain integrated approach.  When we can add a bit of color, doodling, or creativity into a logic-based class, we require the two hemispheres of the brain to work together.  This has been proven to lead to an increase in learning, focus, relaxation, retention, and internalization of the lesson material!

Teaching Math Creatively

Students retain material better when they are taught with a right-brain / left-brain integrated approach. When we can add a bit of color, doodling, or creativity into a logic-based class, we require the two hemispheres of the brain to work together. This has been proven to lead to an increase in learning, focus, relaxation, retention, and internalization of the lesson material!

Do you have vocabulary words you’d like to stick in your students’ brains? Whether you teach upper elementary, middle school, or high school, I’m guessing you’re nodding your head, yes! It encompasses all subjects- we all have key terms that will improve our students’ learning.

Visual Vocabulary - Helping students remember key terms

Do you have vocabulary words you’d like to stick in your students’ brains? Whether you teach upper elementary, middle school, or high school, I’m guessing you’re nodding your head, yes! It encompasses all subjects- we all have key terms that will improve our students’ learning.