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Staying Grounded in Reading Realities: A Better Approach for Struggling Readers
Posted on Mar 29, 2017
  • Louisa Moats
Tags
  • Dyslexia
  • Education Technology
  • Intervention
  • Literacy
  • Struggling Readers
  • Struggling Students
Staying Grounded in Reading Realities: A Better Approach for Struggling Readers

I attended and spoke at the annual International Dyslexia Association (IDA) meeting in Dallas. IDA remains the best interdisciplinary conference for all professionals, advocates, and families concerned with reading, writing, and language difficulties.

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Top 10 Tips for Traveling with Students
Posted on Dec 16, 2015
  • AshaLee Ortiz
Tags
  • Classroom Management
  • General Education
  • Parental Involvement
Top 10 Tips for Traveling with Students

In the digital age, we have the world at our fingertips. However, nothing truly compares to experiencing something firsthand. If experience is the best teacher, then there is a strong rationale for field trips.

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MISSION: LITERACY ... Empowering and Engaging Students As Agents
Posted on Dec 9, 2015
  • Antavia Hamilton-Ochs
Tags
  • Education Technology
  • Intervention
  • Literacy
  • Struggling Students
MISSION: LITERACY ... Empowering and Engaging Students As Agents

Year after year, I struggled with students who claimed to hate reading. They didn’t like to read. They told me so, over and over again. I have a stock response: “You know, every time you say that an English teacher cries.”

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Staying Grounded in Reading Realities
Posted on Dec 2, 2015
  • Louisa Moats
Tags
  • Dyslexia
  • Education Technology
  • Intervention
  • Literacy
  • Struggling Readers
  • Struggling Students
Staying Grounded in Reading Realities

At the end of October, I attended and spoke at the annual International Dyslexia Association (IDA) meeting in Dallas. IDA remains the best interdisciplinary conference for all professionals, advocates, and families concerned with reading, writing, and language difficulties. IDA meetings, over the past three decades, are where I’ve obtained my real education.

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What Do Struggling Learners Need in Math Instruction?
Posted on Nov 18, 2015
  • John Woodward
Tags
  • Common Core
  • Math
  • NCTM Standards
  • State Standards
What Do Struggling Learners Need in Math Instruction?

It takes time for research to be translated into practice, particularly when it comes to textbooks. For example, it was nearly 20 years ago when U.S. math educators examined the textbooks and instructional practices of highly successful countries around the world, only to determine what we already knew.

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From Reluctant to Reader: One Student's Transformation
Posted on Nov 11, 2015
  • Helen Long
Tags
  • Education Technology
  • Intervention
  • Literacy
  • Struggling Students
From Reluctant to Reader: One Student's Transformation

In Carver, Massachusetts, 11th grader Noah Pina explained to a group of educators, including myself, how an intervention program changed his life. Noah started the curriculum last year reading at approximately a fifth grade level and is now reading at a 10th grade level!

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