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Gabe Hackett

Principal at Little Mountain Elementary Monticello, MN

10 Ways Parents Can Support Their Young Readers. 10 Ways Parents Can Support Their Young Readers This blog post is part of the CM Rubin World Global Search for Education which poses a question each month to leading educators for reflection and sharing.

10 Ways Parents Can Support Their Young Readers

This month’s question is “When it comes to fostering a lifelong love of learning, parents who support you in your role as a teacher are important; so what are the Top 10 (or less) things you want to tell all parents? One of the greatest gifts a parent can give their child is to foster the love of reading. It is through books that young readers can travel to faraway places, develop empathy for someone different than themselves, or learn how to build the ultimate fort out of things they find in the garage.

While most parents agree that reading is important in all areas of life, how to foster a love of reading and support their young readers remains a mystery. Here are 10 Ways Parents Can Support Their Young Readers: Steven Anderson Amber Teamann Erin Olson Fran McVeigh Helena Brothwell Mr. South Carolina: A Principal Resigns Rather than Lie to His Staff and Families. This story appeared on the blog of Patrick Hayes’ EdFirstSC.

South Carolina: A Principal Resigns Rather than Lie to His Staff and Families

In Charleston, South Carolina, Principal Jake Rambo was ordered to evaluate his teachers based solely on the test scores of their students. Not multiple measures. Standardized tests. He refused. He was told that he was being transferred to another school because of his school’s test scores. He said he didn’t want to leave his school. He was told to tell the school community that he requested a transfer. He said he wouldn’t lie. He resigned rather than lie. Dear Ms. It is with a heavy heart and out of a sense of moral obligation that I write to share with you my concerns about our District, its students, the James B. Is Differentiation Really Doable in Math Class?

A MiddleWeb Blog About a year ago we discussed differentiation in a faculty meeting, and I have been thinking about it on and off ever since.

Is Differentiation Really Doable in Math Class?

I’m not sure why, but every time differentiation gets brought up I get very defensive. I feel like saying, “I’m already doing the best I can.” So I let the idea go for awhile. Is your kid absent more than classmates? School ‘nudge’ letters tell parents just how much. Adapting tactics that have helped drive more people to the polls, or persuade homeowners to use less electricity, schools are now trying to boost student attendance with “nudge” letters that compare students’ attendance rates with averages for their school and district.

Is your kid absent more than classmates? School ‘nudge’ letters tell parents just how much

For the past two decades, scientists have found a number of easy ways to make significant changes in people’s behavior. To get voters to the polls, for example, researchers found that sending them copies of their voting histories along with their neighbors’ records was 10 times better at increasing turnout. Energy companies have increased conservation by sending a report on homeowners’ electricity use compared with nearby households. Now schools are trying something similar. What Happens When Students Design Their Own Assessments? On exhibition night, Hidden Valley High seniors Matthew Whitely, left, and Bubba Smith set up the Rube Goldberg machine they helped build.

What Happens When Students Design Their Own Assessments?

It successfully hung a banner at the event. —Stephanie Klein-Davis for Education Week For a network of Virginia public schools, student projects offer proof of learning Roanoke, Va. With classmates, parents, teachers, and even the Roanoke County schools superintendent standing before him, high school senior Bubba Smith took a deep breath and set the two-story Rube Goldberg machine into motion. The contraption, which performed a series of complicated actions to lift a banner, was part of Bubba's fourth-quarter grade for his AP Physics class. "We were doing stuff we don't normally do in a classroom," Bubba said of his project. His classmate Ryan Crosser agreed. Student-led assessments like this one are, in many ways, antithetical to the structure of the typical fill-in-the-bubble test. Getting Teachers on Board.

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