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Engaging Middle Schoolers: A Visit with an Awesome Teacher
Posted on Mar 15, 2018
  • Dr. Matthew Hunter
Tags
  • Classroom Management
  • Education Technology
  • General Education
  • Literacy
  • Student Engagement
Engaging Middle Schoolers: A Visit with an Awesome Teacher

The week before I began my first year as a teacher, I walked into my first classroom and noticed there were no student desks in the room. There were no books, supplies, shelves, people, or anything other than a large, wood-fading teacher’s desk. Upon that mammoth teacher’s desk sat a concrete sculpture of a very realistic turtle with two glass eyes, about the size of your standard pet turtle.

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Five Essentials of an Adolescent ELA Program
Posted on Mar 8, 2018
  • EdView360
Tags
  • General Education
  • Literacy
  • Struggling Readers
Five Essentials of an Adolescent ELA Program

Adolescents who struggle to read do so for a variety of reasons. They may have learning challenges, may be new to this country and the English language, or may have experienced setbacks in early grades. Regardless of why they are struggling, they need more than a basic reading program to get them on track.

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Equipping Teachers to Address Today's Reading Challenges with Professional Development: The LETRS Difference
Posted on Mar 1, 2018
  • Dr. Louisa Moats
Tags
  • LETRS
  • Literacy
  • Professional Development
Equipping Teachers to Address Today's Reading Challenges with Professional Development: The LETRS Difference

LETRS has been reborn with new content, organization, and online elements. Dr. Louisa Moats shares where LETRS came from, what makes it a unique professional development experience, and why it endures as a widely used and respected approach to teaching teachers.

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Give Students MORE this Summer
Posted on Jan 25, 2018
  • EdView360
Tags
  • General Education
  • Literacy
  • Math
  • summer
Give Students MORE this Summer

While many parts of the country are experiencing record amounts of snow and cold temperatures, we already are thinking about summer—sunshine, the end of school, and the inevitable summer slide in learning. But is the summer slide inevitable?

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I AM MORE than a struggling reader
Posted on Dec 14, 2017
  • Voyager Sopris Learning
Tags
  • Literacy
  • Reading Intervention
  • Struggling Readers
I AM MORE than a struggling reader

Adolescents who struggle with reading are often reluctant to bring attention upon themselves and engage in class. However, with the right intervention, these students—who share the same dreams and aspirations as their grade-level peers—can become more, do more, and achieve more.

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Outside In
Posted on Dec 7, 2017
  • Michael Milone
Tags
  • General Education
  • Literacy
Outside In

All of us do some things because we like to. We also do our best to instill in the children we teach and others this same feeling. Intrinsic rewards are wonderfully motivating, but we are not born with the ability to generate this motivation. We learn it through a variety of processes, starting at an early age.

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