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The Magical Ms. H and the Comeback Kid: One Student's Empowerment
Posted on Jan 27, 2016
  • Antavia Hamilton-Ochs
Tags
  • Education Technology
  • Intervention
  • Literacy
  • Struggling Students
The Magical Ms. H and the Comeback Kid: One Student's Empowerment

How One Teacher is Working Her Magic to Help Struggling Students Reclaim Their Education, Part 1 of 2

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Why a Dual Topic Instructional Approach Works in Math
Posted on Jan 20, 2016
  • John Woodward
Tags
  • Common Core
  • NCTM Standards
  • State Standards
  • Struggling Students
Why a Dual Topic Instructional Approach Works in Math

Defining a High-Standards Math Curriculum for Struggling Students, Part 2 of 2 I made the case in my previous blog that adjusting the pace of instruction for struggling students in a high-standards curriculum is imperative. We all have different aptitudes for a given endeavor—from music to mathematics—and it is unrealistic to expect that all students can learn the same set of complex ideas in the same, fixed period of time.

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New Year’s Resolution: Know Your Students, Be the Change
Posted on Jan 13, 2016
  • Michelle George
Tags
  • Education Technology
  • General Education
New Year’s Resolution: Know Your Students, Be the Change

The holiday divinity and fudge are just about gone, and the heart-warming Christmas movies seem to have been replaced by weight-loss commercials. I’ve made more than my share of New Year’s resolutions, and rarely have I stuck to the calorie-counting, mile-running regimens that I have planned. This year, rather than set some lofty goals that I will most likely fail to achieve, I plan to stop trying to find who or what is to blame for the problems with education today. Instead I want to purposefully do everything I can to effect positive changes for my students, get to know them better as individuals, and connect their learning to content that they find valuable and relevant to their own lives.

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How Teacher Talk Affects Student Vocabulary Growth
Posted on Jan 6, 2016
  • Louisa Moats
Tags
  • Dyslexia
  • Education Technology
  • Intervention
  • Literacy
  • Struggling Readers
  • Struggling Students
How Teacher Talk Affects Student Vocabulary Growth

Rather than focusing on text reading this month, let’s turn our attention to one of the critical components of language necessary for comprehension: vocabulary.

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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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