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  • Creating a Student Journal: What are you reading, feeling, and learning?

    Creating a Student Journal: What are you reading, feeling, and learning?

    Journaling is widely regarded as one way to improve mental health, as writing and reading about our feelings and events help us to process the emotions behind them. And because the...

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  • [Lesson Plan] Emotion Meter: A Social-Emotional Learning Lesson for Teachers

    [Lesson Plan] Emotion Meter: A Social-Emotional Learning Lesson for Teachers

    We can't control our feelings, but we can control how we act on them. For students learning this concept as they grow socially and emotionally, this means not only recognizing feelings,...

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  • [Toolkit] Building a Student-Based Enterprise

    [Toolkit] Building a Student-Based Enterprise

    As educators, we prepare our students not only with the tools needed to succeed in reading, writing, and arithmetic, but we're also preparing them for success as they move into adulthood...

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  • Visual Aid Posters – Essential to Every Presentation

    Visual Aid Posters – Essential to Every Presentation

    In our technological age which revolves around the use of smartphones and other mobile devices, giving students physical materials from which they can learn facts, ideas, and concepts can...

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  • How to Increase Teacher Retention

    How to Increase Teacher Retention

    A February 2022 National Education Association survey of its members revealed that 55% of educators were ready to leave the profession they loved earlier than planned. Factors like low...

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  • How Can I Improve Teacher Morale & Motivation?

    How Can I Improve Teacher Morale & Motivation?

    At the beginning of the school year, educators might be feeling excited, hopeful, stressed, or maybe apprehensive about what's to come. As the year moves along, the uncertainty felt at the...

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  • [Lesson Plan] Social-Emotional Learning for Elementary Students: Belonging

    [Lesson Plan] Social-Emotional Learning for Elementary Students: Belonging

    What is a sense of community? The feeling of belonging and mattering to a group. Connection is something we all want. Feeling connected to people, to places, and to things feels important...

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  • Making Teachers' Lives Easier - These Tools Can Help

    Making Teachers' Lives Easier - These Tools Can Help

    Finding teachers. Keeping teachers. Supporting teachers. Inspiring teachers. Helping teachers. When it comes to giving teachers the support they need to do their jobs effectively, we can...

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  • [Download] Engage Every Learner® Fall 2022 Expansion Pack

    [Download] Engage Every Learner® Fall 2022 Expansion Pack

    It's official: the fall 2022 school year has begun!  In an effort to make the back-to-school transition more manageable, we've created an expansion pack for your VariQuest® Design Center...

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  • [Lesson Plan] Visual Schedule Cards for Special Education

    [Lesson Plan] Visual Schedule Cards for Special Education

    Planning, organizing, and having things to look forward to are concepts we all can appreciate. While surprises are sometimes lovely, clear expectations for what's ahead can bring a sense...

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  • Have You Spent Your COVID Relief Funding?

    Have You Spent Your COVID Relief Funding?

    Now, don't panic yet...but ESSER I funding is expiring on September 30th, 2022. It's "use it or lose it" crunch time. ESSER II funding ends September 30th, 2023. ESSER III funding ends...

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  • Increase Student Engagement With VariQuest Tools

    Increase Student Engagement With VariQuest Tools

    At VariQuest, we are your trusted source for the tools and resources you need to make your classroom a more powerful learning experience for students. The learning tools for visual...

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  • [Lesson Plan] Morning Welcome Activity for Elementary Teachers

    [Lesson Plan] Morning Welcome Activity for Elementary Teachers

    Belonging. Community. Inclusive. Comfortable. These words describe the environment that educators work so hard to achieve in their classrooms and school buildings. Our students need our...

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  • Bulletin Board Ideas for Your Classroom & School Building

    Bulletin Board Ideas for Your Classroom & School Building

    When it comes to bulletin boards, the creativity that educators display knows no bounds. It's the timeless school décor that brings back the most familiar and fondest of memories for both...

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  • 4 (plus more) Professional Development Videos for Educators

    4 (plus more) Professional Development Videos for Educators

    When it comes to professional growth as an educator, you have a lot of choices to expand your skillset to help your students and further your goals, but your time is precious. From...

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  • What is the Difference Between Hot and Cold Laminating?

    What is the Difference Between Hot and Cold Laminating?

    Depending on your particular requirements and budget, you may want to use hot or cold lamination to laminate materials. Items that are subject to cold lamination are placed under pressure,...

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  • [Lesson Plan] Create a Motivation Station for Your Classroom

    [Lesson Plan] Create a Motivation Station for Your Classroom

    After the last two years being anything but normal, you might be on a constant quest for ideas and ways to support the social-emotional wellbeing of your students and boost their...

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  • Tips to Choose the Right Visual Aids for Your In-Class Teaching

    Tips to Choose the Right Visual Aids for Your In-Class Teaching

    At VariQuest, we empower students and educators with effective teaching and learning aids to help them benefit in an enhanced classroom experience. From our selection of academic visual...

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  • [Videos] What are the Best Educational Tools for Schools? #variquestvalue

    [Videos] What are the Best Educational Tools for Schools? #variquestvalue

    Have you ever wondered why we choose to work for VariQuest? We've got a whole team of dedicated employees and in our new promotional video series, #variquestvalue, you can hear their...

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  • Top Teacher Discounts for Teacher Appreciation Week!

    Top Teacher Discounts for Teacher Appreciation Week!

    Teacher Appreciation Week 2022 is May 2nd-6th and while we at VariQuest appreciate teachers every day, many stores and restaurants give special recognition and discounts to our nation's...

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