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How To Tailor Your Lessons to All Learning Styles

  When it comes to education, one size does not fit all. Just as each student is unique, so too is their learning style. Therefore, what works for one child might not work for another. This is why it’s essential for educators to be aware of the different types of learners and how to best…

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5 Ice Breaker Activities That Teachers Can Use at the Start of the New School Year

  If you’re searching for an intriguing way to capture your students’ attention at the start of the school year, look no further! YMI Classroom has compiled a list of innovative ideas to help you start the year on the right foot. While some may require more prep time than others, they’re all guaranteed to…

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Promoting Equity in the Classroom

Every student in your classroom deserves an equal chance to try, fail, and succeed. While our education system reinforces the same inequalities it was designed to overcome, responding to the level of diversity in your classroom is more important than ever, and can be very effective Promoting equity helps remove barriers so all of your…

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Conflict Resolution in the Classroom

Conflict is virtually unavoidable. When you have a group of students that meet and interact with each other on a regular basis, most likely every day, then it is just bound to happen. Even seemingly small disputes can negatively impact the classroom environment and may even interfere with long-term relationships. Fortunately, there are lots of…

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Creating and Implementing a Hybrid Schedule

As schools across the country prepare to accommodate more in-person learning, many are integrating a hybrid schedule that divides students into two groups that will alternate days on campus to keep numbers lower in the classroom and allow for social distancing.  There are various ways in which teachers can choose to set up their week…

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Making Math Fun for K12 Students

Math anxiety is a real thing, and a lot of students dread heading to math class. Most of the time, the subject is approached and taught in a very black and white way so when students don’t understand it, they feel discouraged. When they are unable to do math or think through the lesson plan,…

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Getting Students Excited About Learning

All of us, at some point in our lives, no matter how much we loved school, have sat through a boring class and stared out the window or at the wall, counting the minutes until class was released. Being a teacher is one of the worst things to notice from your class. It can be…

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Creating Your Own Structured Lesson Plan

No matter what content or subject you are teaching, having a lesson plan prepared not only helps in guiding your day, but provides structure to you and your students! Your lesson plans can be as complex and lengthy or as short and sweet as you want, but no matter which route you choose to go,…

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Ways to Engage Students in Your Virtual Classroom

When teaching was still done in person, it was easier to engage students, getting them to participate in classroom discussions, or even just asking them questions. Students would raise their hands to participate in what was being taught, and educators could easily scan the room. The challenge of getting students to participate in lesson plans…

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Welcome to YMI Classroom

YMI Classroom, or Young Minds Inspired, was created to provide dynamic learning experiences to students of all ages and grade levels, and exceptional teaching resources for teachers. All of the material on our site is free and can all be downloaded to your computer so you can include them in your lesson plans.  In addition…

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