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Opening Minds. ProgressMonitoringWhatWhyHowWhenWhere. W&M School of Education - Useful Links. Maria van Lieshout Home. Splash, a little book about bouncing back. Presentations. Teaching Channel: Videos, Lesson Plans and Other Resources for Teachers. PDF to Flash page flip - flipping book software. Strategramsv21no4_BigFour. ClassroomMgmt. E1_Kincaid_et_al. Teaching Channel: Videos, Lesson Plans and Other Resources for Teachers. Positive Behaviour Support – Inclusive Education. ERLC Ongoing Professional Learning Opportunities - Instructional Coaching for Coaches.

Education - Making a Difference: Meeting diverse learning needs with differentiated instruction. Instructional Coaching With the End in Mind Ppt Presentation. Least Restrictive Environment. A Learner Selecting Vocabulary for a Sentence Frame Shirley Wilson demonstrates how to use a sentence frame for students with physical or severe disabilities in a video that is two minutes long.

Least Restrictive Environment

The learner helps select the vocabulary strips which have the word and an icon on each. Then the vocabulary words are place in proper sequential order on the child's frame attached in front of the learner. Lastly, he reads the words in a sentence moving from left to right. A Learner Spells His Name Using a Smart Board (Example 1) Shirley Wilson demonstrates a technique for teaching children to spell their name using the Smart Board. A Learner Spells His Name Using the Smart Board (Example 2) Shirley Wilson demonstrates a technique for teaching children to spell their name using the Smart Board. Administrator Co-Teaching Resources Featured resource Watch the videos to hear from district level administrators who talk about the benefits of the co-teaching training.

Advanced Phonics Dr. Dr. Minute Timer. Resources. UK.Instructional%20Coaching. Teacher Excellence Narrows the Achievement Gap. By embracing research-backed instructional design, consistent PD, and strong, caring relationships, all boats are rising and teachers have gone from surviving to thriving at this once-failing middle school.

Teacher Excellence Narrows the Achievement Gap

Once among the worst-performing middle schools in the state, Cochrane has been making great strides by narrowing its achievement gap and doubling student performance in the past three years. Credit: Zachary Fink The bell rings and most of the ninth-grade students in Ms. Johnson's English class are still standing. As she dims the lights and presses play on the laptop, it becomes clear why.

Once the song is over, the students settle into their seats, and Ms. Lessons from a Public School Turnaround Running Time: 05:15 min. This is one of the dynamic ways that students learn -- and retain -- lessons at Cochrane Collegiate Academy, a once failing middle school in Charlotte, North Carolina, that's now on the rise. Challenges of Poverty. Instructional Coaching. TeacherProgressMap.doc. WHAT WORKS IN EDUCATION The George Lucas Educational Foundation.

Skip to main content Sign InRegister Facebook Edutopia on Facebook Twitter Edutopia on Twitter Google+ Edutopia on Google+ Pinterest Edutopia on Pinterest WHAT WORKS IN EDUCATION The George Lucas Educational Foundation Edutopia's Schools That Work series highlights practices and case studies from K-12 schools and districts that are improving the way students learn.

WHAT WORKS IN EDUCATION The George Lucas Educational Foundation

Share712 Share Blended Learning: Making it Work in Your Classroom At P. About Schools That Work Dive into case studies of successful schools, programs, and learning strategies with helpful how-to videos, downloads, and in-depth articles. Advertisement. How Principals Can Grow Teacher Excellence. At Cochrane Collegiate Academy, teachers credit their principal with helping them continually improve their practice through effective PD, ongoing support, and mutual trust.

How Principals Can Grow Teacher Excellence

Cochrane principal Josh Bishop (right) makes sure his teachers receive strong support and consistent PD -- up to 90 hours every year. Credit: Zachary Fink At Cochrane Collegiate Academy, in Charlotte, North Carolina, high-quality teachers have been an important part of turning the school around, and many of them credit their principal, Josh Bishop, for helping them reach their full potential. Here are some of the ways that Bishop brings out their best. 1. How to Engage Underperforming Students. How it's done: Essential Question What is the intended goal of the lesson?

How to Engage Underperforming Students

Remember, there is one essential question per lesson, and students must be able to answer this question by the end of the lesson. With essential questions, teachers really have to be intentional about what they want the students to be able to do, and it has to be at the highest-level of learning. The students have to be able to analyze and apply; they cannot just answer the question with a yes or no.

Activating Strategy An activating strategy is something that gets students actively thinking or making a connection with the material being presented that day. One of the main things used at Cochrane is to show video clips. Relevant Vocabulary Relevant vocabulary must be present in your lesson. Use vocabulary that's relevant. Limited Lecture. Ausl-coaching-tool. Twice as Many Students Meet State Standards. Classroom strategies backed by research and ongoing teacher development are helping to narrow the achievement gap at this Title I school.

Twice as Many Students Meet State Standards

See the infographic below for more details. Sources: North Carolina Department of Public Instruction, National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Department of Education. Infographic: Maili Holiman Key Accomplishments From the 2007-08 school year to 2010-11, the percentage of students in grades 6-8 at Cochrane Collegiate Academy meeting North Carolina's math standards increased by 74 percent, and the percent meeting reading standards increased by 64 percent.