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Mysterious Learners: What's Going On with Them?
Posted on May 3, 2017
  • Michael Milone
Tags
  • Assessment
  • General Education
  • Intervention
  • Struggling Students
Mysterious Learners: What's Going On with Them?

A colleague and I have been looking at progress and outcome measures for a number of students using different interventions. After much plotting and discussion, we came to a remarkably insightful conclusion that I would like to share with you.

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Empowering Teachers with Velocity, a Real-Time Adaptive Learning Program
Posted on Apr 26, 2017
  • Shannon Miller
Tags
  • Education Technology
  • Literacy
Empowering Teachers with Velocity, a Real-Time Adaptive Learning Program

At ISTE last June I was introduced to Velocity® a dynamic, online literacy program for K-5 students that optimizes the way education is experienced by letting technology empower and enhance both teachers and students.

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Distracted Reading: Sometimes, It Is a Great Notion
Posted on Apr 19, 2017
  • Michael Milone
Tags
  • Literacy
Distracted Reading: Sometimes, It Is a Great Notion

It is a truth universally acknowledged that any reader in possession of a good book must be attentive. If those words sound familiar, then you know what I am talking about. If they are new to you, then you have a very important work of literature to include on your “I'd better read this” list.

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Teach Your Teachers Well
Posted on Apr 12, 2017
  • Michelle George
Tags
  • Classroom Management
  • General Education
  • Professional Development
Teach Your Teachers Well

A few weekends ago, I was playing music with some friends and we tried out the old standard, “Teach the Children Well” by Crosby, Stills, and Nash. Singing the lyrics reminded me that the teaching mandate goes two ways; the parents need a little guidance along the way as well as the children.

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Versatile Comprehension Strategies: Using Extended Metaphor Across Disciplines
Posted on Apr 5, 2017
  • Gretchen Wing
Tags
  • General Education
  • Literacy
  • Writing
Versatile Comprehension Strategies: Using Extended Metaphor Across Disciplines

During my 20 years of teaching high school English and Social Studies, however, I found the power of metaphor stretched far beyond poetry. When extended, a metaphor is more than a descriptive tool; it becomes a system for comprehending and articulating complex concepts.

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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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