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BRAIN BLAST: Strategies to Beat Writing Procrastination

1. SCHEDULE WRITING DATES Plan to write 5 days a week in the same space for the same amount of time–at least 20 minutes, but no more than 4 hours. 2. TURN OFF YOUR PHONE & GRAB COFFEE Checking social media invites stalling behavior. Pounding caffeine like a sailor promotes focus. 3. REWARD YOURSELF IN INTERVALS Use WrittenKitten.net/ to see […]

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BRAIN BLAST: How To Scaffold Complex Texts

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Brain Blast: Energizers

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BRAIN BLAST: SUMMARIZERS

Every Wednesday, I release a strategy poster or “Brain Blast” – a departure from the longer Monday blog posts. These are instructional snacks, designed to be consumed by time-pressed teachers in 9 seconds or less. Weekly Teaching Strategies Based on Neuroscience. (Almost) Better than Tacos! I’m In lorem ipsum dolor

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