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Take-Away Tips

Take-Away Tips
Better Classroom Conversations

Here are some guidelines and conversation starters you can use in the classroom. 1. Share Thinking “I believe that ________ because ________.” “This reminds me of ________...

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Here are some guidelines and conversation starters you can use in the classroom. Point to data that shows effort. “Ten minutes ago you were on...
Introduce Physical Readiness Activities into Transitions

The research is clear… learning is not solely dependent upon brain function. A powerful correlation exists between physical development (readiness) and cognitive development (readiness)....
Using Singapore Math to Decompose CCSS

When decomposing the Common Core State Standards, consider making a trifold piece of paper that includes the standard at the top of the paper...

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Classroom Technology expert Laureen Reynolds addresses the need for teachers to embrace new technology, and to have an open mind about learning how to use technology as...
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A Close Look at Close Reading in a Diverse Classroom

Close reading, the practice of reading to uncover layers of meaning that lead to deep comprehension, is now a requirement of the new standards....
Reinforcing Concepts and Skills in the Early Grades with Math Talk

Solving math word problems requires a complex set of skills. Students ...
SDE Model Drawing: Could It Be the Missing Link in Your Math Instruction

In the United States, students are typically taught a variety of ways ...