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Developing Literacy Skills across the Content Areas

Close Reading with Teenagers The ability to read complex text independently and across all content areas is critical to the development of literacy skills...
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....
Grit: It’s Not Just for Students

No single character trait alone determines the success of a teacher. A broad and complex set of skills is needed to be effective, especially...
Differentiating Instruction: Why Readiness Matters

Students are individuals. They arrive in the classroom at the start of the school year with different interests, abilities, and skills. It is the...
Tinkering & Makerspace: Provide Time to Explore and Experiment in the Classroom

The idea of “learning by doing” is hardly new. For decades, educators have witnessed the power of engaging children in learning through hands-on experiences....
Differentiation: Can It Be Hardwired into Our Teachers?

With national attention on differentiated instruction and growing evidence of its value, more and more teachers are trying to apply the principles in their...
Math Problem-Solving: Perseverance and Communication Required Not Genius

Problem-solving is the cornerstone of mathematics. Yet, math word problems are a struggle for many students. When word problems are assigned, it’s not uncommon...
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)....
Time's Up on Timed Tests

On-Demand. Watch Anytime! Presented by Eliza Thomas & Kristin Hilty Watch Fact fluency still matters! But instead of developing mathematical fluency, timed tests give students more anxiety!...
Exploring Solutions to Your Instructional Math Challenges

On-Demand. Watch Anytime! Presented by Char Forsten Watch Do you find some concepts and skills more difficult to teach? If you have questions or concerns about implementing...

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Formative Assessment Using Feedback

Feedback is a critical part of the formative assessment process. It is...

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Reading by Grade 3: More Important than Ever! (Gr. K-3)

On-Demand. Watch Anytime! Presented by Susan Sturock Watch With more and more states requiring it, the importance of reading by grade three is being felt more than...
Jump-Starting Student Brains After Break (Gr. K-3)

On-Demand. Watch Anytime! Presented by Pat Pavelka...
Addition Magician, Subtraction Reaction (Gr. 1–3)

On-Demand. Watch Anytime! Presented by Anni Stipe...