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Tips for Teachers To Communicate With Parents

Effective communication between teachers and parents is essential for a child’s educational success. When parents and teachers work together, they can create a supportive learning environment that fosters academic growth and personal development. YMI Classroom and our partners take great pride in offering complimentary educational resources for both classrooms and home use. These resources are…

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Gamification In the Classroom

Are you searching for innovative ways to engage your students and make learning unforgettable? By incorporating popular games and using technology, educational programs can be transformed into dynamic and immersive experiences that captivate young minds. At Young Minds Inspired (YMI), we believe that gamification is a powerful tool for enhancing education and inspiring students. Discover…

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Happy National Coloring Book Day!

🖍️ Happy National Coloring Book Day! 🖍️ Coloring stimulates creativity, improves focus, enhances fine motor skills, and promotes relaxation. Celebrate with us by downloading these free coloring pages from NASA, the U.S. Mint, and the Met Museum! 🎨 Unlock a world of colors, imagination, and endless possibilities. https://spaceplace.nasa.gov/coloring-pages/en/ https://www.usmint.gov/learn/kids/resources/coloring-pages https://www.metmuseum.org/learn/learning-resources/coloring-pages

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Teaching Grants

📣 Attention all teachers! 📣 Get ready to level up your game next school year – we’ve searched and collected a bunch of grant and scholarship opportunities tailored just for you! 💰💡 Unlock funds for innovative projects, professional development, and classroom resources. ExploreLearning Reflex Educator Grant Program If selected, you’ll receive free access to Reflex,…

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4 Ways to Make Learning English Interesting

Learning a new language can be challenging, but it doesn’t have to be boring. When it comes to teaching English, incorporating fun and engaging activities can make the learning process more enjoyable for students. YMI Classroom is here to explore four ways to make learning English interesting. Find lesson plans, digital resources, educator resources, and…

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Adventures in Virtual Field Trips: Exploring the World Without Leaving the Classroom

As an educator, finding ways to bring the real world into the classroom can be challenging, especially when travel isn’t always feasible. Maybe you’re working with limited funding or participating in a homeschooling curriculum. Fortunately, thanks to technology, teachers can now take their students on virtual field trips to explore the world from the comfort…

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Get Ready for Summer: Updated Lessons About The Great Outdoors are Coming Soon!

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Going Green in the Classroom: Eco-Friendly Practices To Adopt

Around Earth Day, the role of an educator in promoting eco-friendly practices in the classroom becomes paramount. At Young Minds Inspired, we believe that fostering green habits in students from an early age is essential. As a teacher, you hold the reins to shape the minds of future generations and kindle an appreciation for the…

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3 Tips for Separating School and Home for Your Homeschooled Kids

When homeschooling, it can be difficult to separate home and school for your child — but it’s an important part of ensuring that your child can both work hard at school and enjoy their free time. At YMI Classroom, we understand the challenges associated with homeschooling. We are here to help you make the most…

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4 Tips For Teaching Elementary School Children

As educators, we know that you can often feel overwhelmed by the number of things you have to pack into one school day. Between staff meetings, lesson planning, counseling, mediating, (and don’t forget actually teaching), you’ve got a lot on your plate. New educators are more overloaded than ever before. That’s why Young Minds Inspired…

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4 Ways To Make Learning Math Fun

Math can be difficult for students of all ages. Fortunately, there are many ways to make math lesson plans more enjoyable and engaging for learners.  At Young Minds Inspired (YMI), we provide lesson plans for teachers and free teaching resources to help young minds learn math in a fun and interactive way. Here are four…

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Classroom Activities for Fuel Up to Play 60

Launched by NDC and the NFL in cooperation with the USDA, Fuel Up to Play 60 empowers youth to take action to improve nutrition and physical activity at their school and for their own health. We have a great new program for teachers in Indiana who are interested in Fuel Up To Play 60! This…

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Holiday Cookie Exchange Puzzler

The Holiday Cookie Exchange Puzzler December 22nd is Cookie Exchange Day! 🍪 We put together a printable cookie puzzle as an easy and fun activity for your students to enjoy. Check it out: It’s time for a cookie exchange! This fun group of friends got together to swap cookies. They each baked a different cookie….

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Tips For Encouraging Your Students To Read

Classroom teachers and homeschool teachers alike know the challenges of encouraging students to read! Here at Young Minds Inspired, we provide free educational outreach programs for learners of all ages, including Language Arts lessons. In today’s blog post, we’re sharing a few tips for encouraging your students to read. We hope you find them useful!…

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Fun Holiday-Themed Lesson Ideas

Here at Young Minds Inspired, we’re always looking for fun lessons to engage and excite students of all ages! Our comprehensive curriculum includes a variety of educational games, teaching resources, and interactive activities to make learning engaging and fun. Whether your child is interested in science, math, literature, or the arts, we’ve got them covered…

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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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