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Six Strategies to Prepare Your Students for High-Stakes Testing
Posted on Mar 28, 2019
  • Therese Pickett
Six Strategies to Prepare Your Students for High-Stakes Testing

With increased accountability for schools to demonstrate student achievement comes high-stakes testing. Although testing can be stressful for students and teachers, there are measures we can use to lessen that stress and help students do a better job showing what they know.

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Hard Words: A Webinar to Discuss What Teachers Need to Know About Teaching Reading . . . and How to Acquire That Knowledge
Posted on Mar 20, 2019
  • Dr. Louisa Moats
Hard Words: A Webinar to Discuss What Teachers Need to Know About Teaching Reading . . . and How to Acquire That Knowledge

What is the reason so many students do not learn to read? How can we make sure teachers are adequately prepared to apply the principles and practices most supported by scientific research about learning to read? Where are the gaps between common practices and those most in line with evidence of effectiveness? Why do these gaps exist? What could be done better to educate and support teachers in carrying out a very challenging job?

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The Diagnostic-Prescriptive Reading Teacher and Foundational Reading Skills
Posted on Mar 13, 2019
  • Marilyn Sprick
Tags
  • Literacy
  • Reading Intervention
The Diagnostic-Prescriptive Reading Teacher and Foundational Reading Skills

As educators, our mission is to provide all of our students with opportunities as they move into the working world. Sadly, 32 million adult Americans read below a basic level. Locked into low-wage jobs, nearly 60 percent of those with low literacy earn less than $16,000 annually. These are people who lack foundational reading skills. What can we do about this issue?

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Five Reasons Smart Kids Get Bad Grades
Posted on Mar 6, 2019
  • Carrie Doom
Five Reasons Smart Kids Get Bad Grades

Parents, teachers, and students can be baffled when students earn poor grades. The remedy isn’t as simple as considering a student’s effort. There are a variety of reasons why students struggle to display, communicate, and assimilate knowledge.

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Part Two: Myths Surrounding ELLs and Literacy: Why Student Success Depends on Teachers’ Knowledge Base
Posted on Feb 28, 2019
  • Voyager Sopris Learning
Part Two: Myths Surrounding ELLs and Literacy: Why Student Success Depends on Teachers’ Knowledge Base

A dynamic speaker and inspiring educator, we interviewed Dr. Fierro about his fascinating life and why he believes teacher knowledge is paramount to helping ELLs (and all learners) develop the literacy skills that will help them succeed both academically and personally.

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Myths Surrounding ELLs and Literacy: Why Student Success Depends on Teachers’ Knowledge Base
Posted on Feb 19, 2019
  • Voyager Sopris Learning
Myths Surrounding ELLs and Literacy: Why Student Success Depends on Teachers’ Knowledge Base

Dr. Fierro shares why teacher knowledge is paramount to helping ELLs (and all learners) develop the literacy skills that will help them succeed both academically and personally. We spoke with Dr. Fierro about the experiences that led to his career in education and why he’s passionate about ELLs and literacy.

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