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Ways to Celebrate 'Music in Our Schools Month'
Posted on Mar 9, 2016
  • AshaLee Ortiz
Tags
  • General Education
  • Literacy
  • Math
Ways to Celebrate 'Music in Our Schools Month'

Advocacy for music in public education is important because it seems that in today’s society, where quality education is summarily evaluated by data from test scores, arts education is constantly threatened.

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Ladies and Gentlemen … Calling Students to Distinction
Posted on Feb 3, 2016
  • Antavia Hamilton-Ochs
Tags
  • Education Technology
  • Literacy
  • Parental Involvement
  • Positive School Climate
  • Reading Intervention
  • Struggling Students
Ladies and Gentlemen … Calling Students to Distinction

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

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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
  • Literacy
  • Reading Intervention
  • 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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How Teacher Talk Affects Student Vocabulary Growth
Posted on Jan 6, 2016
  • Dr. Louisa Moats
Tags
  • Dyslexia
  • Education Technology
  • Literacy
  • Reading Intervention
  • 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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MISSION: LITERACY ... Empowering and Engaging Students As Agents
Posted on Dec 9, 2015
  • Antavia Hamilton-Ochs
Tags
  • Education Technology
  • Literacy
  • Reading Intervention
  • 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
  • Dr. Louisa Moats
Tags
  • Dyslexia
  • Education Technology
  • Literacy
  • Reading Intervention
  • 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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