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Don't Miss the Point: Content-Focused Reading Instruction Is Crucial
Posted on May 17, 2017
  • Louisa Moats
Tags
  • Education Technology
  • Intervention
  • Literacy
  • Struggling Readers
  • Struggling Students
Don't Miss the Point: Content-Focused Reading Instruction Is Crucial

While many language skills and comprehension strategies are embedded in daily lessons, teachers know that the overall purpose of each lesson sequence is to understand content related to a theme. The reason for reading a text is clear: The text is worthwhile. It is complex and rich.

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How Should Principals Take the Lead on Math Professional Development?
Posted on May 10, 2017
  • John Woodward
Tags
  • Math
  • NCTM Standards
  • Professional Development
  • State Standards
How Should Principals Take the Lead on Math Professional Development?

Where does a principal start today in a world awash with new teachers, many of whom struggle to teach to state or national standards? As co-authors of the K-8 mathematics professional development program, NUMBERS, Michele Douglass, Mary Stroh and I have done a lot of thinking about how principals can orchestrate successful change.

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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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