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  • Using an Emotion Meter in Social-Emotional Learning for Students

    Using an Emotion Meter in Social-Emotional Learning for Students

    An emotion meter is a great way to gauge what mood your students are feeling in the moment! Whether it's for posting in the classroom, calming corners, or student journals, this tool...

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  • Activity: Creating an At-Home Math Sensory Path

    Activity: Creating an At-Home Math Sensory Path

    Sensory paths are often used in school building hallways or classrooms to help students release energy, enhance focus, learn, and of course - HAVE FUN in the process. In this time of...

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  • [Download] ELA Sensory Path for Schools: Ocean Adventure

    [Download] ELA Sensory Path for Schools: Ocean Adventure

    As students today are spending more time sitting with technology than ever before, educators continue to innovate with creative ways to get them up and moving, while learning as they...

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  • The Importance of Visual Aids in Teaching

    The Importance of Visual Aids in Teaching

    Visual aids are effective tools teachers can use in the classroom to enhance student interest, comprehension, and retention of information and concepts. At VariQuest, we offer tools to...

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  • [Download] ELA Sensory Path for Schools: Forest Adventure

    [Download] ELA Sensory Path for Schools: Forest Adventure

    With traditional education instruction rooted in desk-sitting and blackboard-writing, teachers today are constantly innovating to reach students where they are, and how they learn...

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  • End of Year Candy (and Cereal!) Awards

    End of Year Candy (and Cereal!) Awards

    Hopefully you've heard it constantly this year, but it deserves to be said again: You're doing great. You're doing your best, your students are doing their best, and their...

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  • How Can I Spend My Federal Funding Dollars?

    How Can I Spend My Federal Funding Dollars?

    Engagement. Inclusivity. Social-Emotional Support. With all that students have experienced in recent months, you're looking ahead to the future. In a "normal" year, your federal...

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  • [Video] Tips for Teaching the Water Cycle

    [Video] Tips for Teaching the Water Cycle

    While celebrating the earth is given a special day each year in April, students are fascinated with learning about the ground and the elements and the weather all year long. Recycling,...

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  • [eGuide] 5 Tips for Special Education During Hybrid or Distance Learning

    [eGuide] 5 Tips for Special Education During Hybrid or Distance Learning

    by Cathy Henry, Guest Blogger Special education teachers have an important job working to help students reach their full potential. They work tirelessly to find ways to help students...

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  • How to Prepare Classroom Materials for Durability and Disinfecting

    How to Prepare Classroom Materials for Durability and Disinfecting

    You put lots of time and effort into the materials you create for classroom activities and discussion. Wouldn't it be great to use them over and over again, while maintaining...

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  • Resources for Building Career and Technical Education Programs

    Resources for Building Career and Technical Education Programs

    Career and Technical Education (CTE) may have taken a backseat during the isolation of the pandemic, with less opportunities for collaboration and hands-on learning, but the...

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  • Using a Poster Maker for Health and Safety in Schools

    Using a Poster Maker for Health and Safety in Schools

    There are various ways to get a point across. However, in order to successfully convey information in a way that sticks in the minds of your audience, visual aids are key. This is...

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  • Looking for Printed Materials for Distance Learning?

    Looking for Printed Materials for Distance Learning?

    Distance learning has been hard on students (and teachers!) - not just from the lack of human interaction, but the stress of figuring out new technologies, the eye strain of staring at...

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  • What Is a Cold Lamination Machine and What Can It Be Used For in the Classroom?

    What Is a Cold Lamination Machine and What Can It Be Used For in the Classroom?

    At VariQuest, we are your source for the tools and resources you need to enhance your ability to teach students in your classroom. The goal of interactive learning is to increase the...

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  • [Lesson Plan] Celebrate the Chinese New Year 2021!

    [Lesson Plan] Celebrate the Chinese New Year 2021!

    Chinese New Year, also known as the Spring Festival, has been celebrated for thousands of years. It is one of the most important holidays widely celebrated in many Asian countries and...

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  • COVID Funding for Education

    COVID Funding for Education

    CARES, ESSER, HEERF, GEER....is your head spinning with letters? With additional funding for education to assist with planning in light of the COVID-19 Pandemic, there's a lot to...

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  • Better Than Resolutions: Help Students Create a Vision for Their Best New Year

    Better Than Resolutions: Help Students Create a Vision for Their Best New Year

    At the close of a year, we talk a lot about new year's resolutions - and how we want to better ourselves in the "fresh start" of a new orbit around the sun. But after the 2020 we had,...

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  • How to Use Visual Machine Learning Tools to Make Students Feel Supported and Safe

    How to Use Visual Machine Learning Tools to Make Students Feel Supported and Safe

    This wintertime at school looks stranger than it ever has and it is vital that students and school staff feel safe when coming into the classroom. At VariQuest, we’ve stood with...

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  • [Distance Learning Activities] 3 Ideas for Students to Reflect on 2020

    [Distance Learning Activities] 3 Ideas for Students to Reflect on 2020

    There's no doubt about it, most of us are spending more time at home these days. And when we spend lots of time at home, we tend to have more time to think. This year, there has been a...

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  • Distance Learning Social-Emotional Support: Flat Teacher

    Distance Learning Social-Emotional Support: Flat Teacher

    We're moving towards holiday break, and we don't need to tell you that it has been one crazy year. Whether your students are heading home for their break early in distance learning, or...

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