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Instructional scaffolding to improve learning. 9780941355728ch1.pdf. Denver Fellow Resources. Mrs. Lockett on Pinterest. Newsletters / Math Empowers Newsletters. Blogs and LInks. Fake Concert Ticket Generator. Three Ways Student Data Can Inform Your Teaching. The job of a teacher is to be faithful to authentic student learning.

Three Ways Student Data Can Inform Your Teaching

Currently, our profession is fixated on results from one test, from one day, given near the end of the school year. And, yes, that is data that can be useful, however, we teachers spend the entire year collecting all sorts of immediate and valuable information about students that informs and influences how we teach, as well as where and what we review, re-adjust, and re-teach. So when we speak about student data, here's how teachers collect it and some of the ways we use it. #1 From the Classroom Formative Assessments Checking for understanding with low-stakes assessments are really the most important and useful of student data.

Observations The beauty of having a constructivist, student-directed classroom? Projects, Essays, Exams. Deeper Learning: Why Cross-Curricular Teaching is Essential. It is time that teachers and administrators realize that public education has reached a dam in the river.

Deeper Learning: Why Cross-Curricular Teaching is Essential

We have gone about as far as we can go with isolated instruction and learning. While it may have served the purpose for the older generations, it does not meet the deeper learning needs of students today and tomorrow. Fortunately, deeper learning can be accelerated by consolidating teacher efforts and combining relevant contents, in effect, opening new spillways of knowledge. Deep learning is like taking a long drought from a well of knowledge as opposed to only sipping from many different wells.

Anchor Charts as an Effective Teacher/Student Tool. Special Education: Promoting More Inclusion at Your School. It is all too rare for discussions of school culture and climate and SEL to focus explicitly on students with disabilities.

Special Education: Promoting More Inclusion at Your School

A shining exception is the Inclusive Schools Climate Initiative (ISCI), a pilot project at Rutgers University, developed through a partnership with the Office of Special Education Programs at the NJ Department of Education. Eighteen schools are involved in the pilot project, and each one carries out an inclusion-focused assessment of school climate, the formulation of an ISCI leadership team, and the development and implementation of a School Climate Improvement Plan (SCIP).

SCIP's are unique to each school and include goals and a range of activities that are designed to promote changes or to sustain aspects of school climate that best support inclusion. I am pleased to be able to share what I have learned through conversations with Dr. Lerman, who is the director of ISCI. Maurice Elias: Why was it important to develop inclusive schools? Dr. Teaching Students with Special Needs: Advice for Teachers.

6 Steps to Successful Co-Teaching. By Natalie Marston, elementary special educator, Charles County, Maryland.

6 Steps to Successful Co-Teaching

Teaching With a Mountain View: Anchor Chart Tips & Tricks. It's no secret that I have a "thing" for anchor charts.

Teaching With a Mountain View: Anchor Chart Tips & Tricks

My readers know it, my students know it, my colleagues know it, my husband knows it... I can't help it--they have changed my classroom! They have made my walls interactive instead of stagnant. I just LOVE anchor charts. I remember seeing anchor charts begin to pop up on Pinterest and looking at mine in shame. Pencils of Promise. Math Practice Standards - Debbie Waggoner. PBS Teachers (pbsteachers) WeAreTeachers - Get Lesson Plans - Teacher Grants - Teaching Resources and More. National Science Teachers Association.

6 Scaffolding Strategies to Use With Your Students. What's the opposite of scaffolding a lesson?

6 Scaffolding Strategies to Use With Your Students

It would be saying to students something like, "Read this nine-page science article, write a detailed essay on the topic it explores, and turn it in by Wednesday. " Yikes -- no safety net, no parachute, no scaffolding -- just left blowing in the wind. Math in Real Life Series. National Council of Teachers of Mathematics. The Digital Divide: Resource Roundup. Digital Access and Equity Is Your School #FutureReady?

The Digital Divide: Resource Roundup

By Suzie Boss (2014) Two recent events have the potential to help schools nationwide get up to speed when it comes to internet access and equity. How Teachers Use Technology: The Latest Research, by Mary Beth Hertz (2013) Hertz considers the implications of a study by Pew Research about how teachers are using technology at home and in their classrooms and what it can tell us about the digital divide. Also consider reading her earlier post from 2011, "A New Understanding of the Digital Divide," for a discussion of earlier studies and what they said about differences in types of access among groups of students. Bridging the New Digital Divide, by Lori Day (2013) Day, an educational psychologist and consultant, suggests that the new digital divide is more about the speed of tech upgrades than the gap between tech haves and have-nots. Back to Top Supporting All Digital Learners International Comparisons. Strategies for Successful Co-Teaching.

All Things Considered Other topics to discuss with your co-teacher before the first school bell rings: • When is our common planning time?

Strategies for Successful Co-Teaching

• Should we set aside other time (early-morning coffee, lunchtime walks) for additional planning? • What are your pet peeves? • How will we introduce ourselves to the students? • How will we arrange the classroom for flexible grouping? Zaption - Interact & Learn with Video Lessons. Game-based blended learning & classroom response system. Teacher Resources, Children's Books, Student Activities for Teachers. Mrs. Lockett on Pinterest.

Math Academic Support Instructor. Grades 4-8 Links - Eric Milou. Grades K-3 Links - Eric Milou. National Library of Virtual Manipulatives. Melissa N. Lockett. Where the Wonders of Learning Never Cease. Nonfiction Literacy and Current Events. Illuminations.

Illustrative Mathematics. Mathwire.com.