Bring Your Animal-Themed Units to Life…with These Center Ideas!

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Little learners love animals…and who doesn’t? Get kids excited about learning – and incorporate literacy, math, science, and more – with these fun center/small-group activity ideas: Start by introducing the unit to your whole class of course. Show them a region on a globe and discuss that environment and habitat. Tap into prior knowledge by […]

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Five Ways to View Invisible Magnetic Force Fields!

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Teacher Demonstration Watching a demonstration sparks student interest and helps children bring concepts into clearer view…sometimes even literally! First, tap into students’ prior knowledge by using our magnet Q & A to review the basics of magnetism. Then, try this neat new product to show students the magnetism concepts you’re teaching and to model the […]

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Organizing the Library…with MAGNETS!

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Libraries may seem like self-sustaining, book-filled bastions of organization, but the truth is it takes lots of planning and hard work to keep a library running smoothly. Dowling Magnets is here to help, with magnetic products perfect for keeping everything from the bookshelves to the notice wall clean, clear, and organized. Check out a few […]

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Plan Your Attack on the Paper Explosion!

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KABOOM! By mid fall, it seems like all the papers have exploded all over your classroom! You spend so much time in the summer making a pretty classroom, only to have piles and piles of messy papers overshadow your hard work within a couple of months. Make this the year you get your piles of […]

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Expect MORE from Everyday Learning Essentials

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Teachers, let’s make this the year we shake up those everyday essential learning tools and make them… MORE effective for learning MORE cost-effective…and MORE durable! Learning the basics can be so much MORE when you use magnetic manipulatives. As you start thinking about the next school year, consider how costly it is to continually replace […]

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Ready for Take-off!

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Classroom Management from Your “Cockpit” Like the cockpit of an airplane, your whiteboard is the central hub of your classroom. It’s where the majority of your demonstrations take place…and where your students often focus when they know it’s time to pay attention. In other words, your whiteboard is a pretty important spot in your room! […]

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Putting It All into Place

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Better tools for teaching place value! Understanding place value is a critical foundational math skill, necessary for performing computation, building math fluency, developing critical thinking skills, and improving precision. When teaching key skills, it’s important that you choose the right tools…and select those tools in a variety of formats! So let’s talk about what’s different […]

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Teach Magnetism and Kinetic Energy with Confidence!

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Step into the classroom with science confidence…with the strong Wave Wires® teacher’s guide by your side! The new Kinetic Magnetics Wave Wires line (for grades 3–8), featuring unique wiggling magnet wires, lets you and your students investigate multiple magnets and their crazy, kinetic interactions with one another! Filled with instructional support, the 40-page teacher’s guide […]

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Demonstrating the Powerful Energy of the Mighty Magnet

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Let your students SEE magnetic energy in motion! It may sound like magic, but even the most miniscule magnet can create energy and movement. In fact, magnets can power everything from your doorbell, to a vacuum cleaner, to an industrial crane! How? Well, remember that the molecules that form everything around us (including us!), are […]

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Growing Lifelong Learners… And Guarding Lives, Too?

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Teacher, mentor, social worker, nutritionist, nurse, counselor, negotiator, coach… your list of responsibilities is nearly endless! And lately it seems that safe guarding your students from a variety of external dangers is your job, as well. This is so tough, but it is today’s reality. With potential solutions coming from all sides of the political […]

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