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Effective Literacy Instruction
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1411 ReadsJune 22, 2020 | Jodi Perrington, Middle School Teacher, Bug-O-Nay-Shig School
Keeping Students Engaged While Learning from Home
Celebrating my students’ success has always been a priority for me; since students have been learning from home, I’ve had to make some adjustments, but thankfully many of the initiatives have carried through. We have been using...
130 ReadsApril 1, 2020 | Achieve3000
Remote Learning in a Time of Crisis: Challenges and Opportunities
In late 2019, we started seeing stories about a mysterious new virus in the Wuhan region of China. Three months later, that virus has become a global pandemic affecting 868,100 people in at least 171 countries infected and at least 43,000 dead...
2468 ReadsJan. 10, 2020 | Dr. Matthew Tessier, Assistant Superintendent, Chula Vista Elementary School District
5 Secrets for Rolling Out a Successful 1:1 Initiative
A positive side effect of employing one-to-one is the united community. A benefit of having system-wide digital learning in place is that there is always some kind of celebration or success happening, bringing a sense...
141 ReadsNov. 26, 2019 | Kevin E. Baird, Chief Academic Officer, Achieve3000
Beyond Buzzwords: Social Emotional Literacy is About Sharing Culture
The human ability to interact, share ideas respectfully, and honor difference is developed through the experience of doing those things. These are human behaviors which are learned, in part, through the sharing of cultures in the classroom...
2302 ReadsNov. 6, 2019 | Adam Bowen, Principal, New Buffalo Elementary School, Michigan
How We Increased Engagement and Improved Outcomes
At the end of the 2016-2017 school year, 53 percent of our third-grade students performed at the “proficient” level on the M-STEP English language arts end-of year administration exam. While this was almost 10 percentage points...
147 ReadsOct. 24, 2019 | By Oscar Corrigan, History Teacher, Health Sciences High and Middle College, CA
Collaborative Classroom Practices Build a Winning Combination of Trust, Accountability and Achievement
Students benefit from hearing their classmates’ ideas. In my experience, they are more likely to be honest about what they do and don’t know, and to be engaged when discussing an assignment with peers compared to speaking with a teacher...
141 ReadsSept. 12, 2019 | Lee Anne Houlsey, Regional Vice President of Professional Services
Building Walls that Teach: Thinking Made Visible
As educators, we know that environment influences learning, and in particular, that classroom environments influence literacy development (Wolfersberger, Reutzel, Sudweeks, & Fawson, 2004). We also know this to be true for grades Pre-K to12...