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Opening Minds. Product Details Author: Peter H.

Opening Minds

JohnstonISBN: 978-157110-816-6Year:2012Media: 160 pp/paperGrade Range: K-8Item No: WEB-0816 "Introducing a spelling test to a student by saying, 'Let's see how many words you know,' is different from saying, 'Let's see how many words you know already.' It is only one word, but the already suggests that any words the child knows are ahead of expectation and, most important, that there is nothing permanent about what is known and not known.

" — Peter Johnston Sometimes a single word changes everything. Grounded in research, Opening Minds: Using Language to Change Lives shows how words can shape students' learning, their sense of self, and their social, emotional and moral development. Table of Contents. 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. A Series via Webinar and In Person with Jim Knight.

ERLC Ongoing Professional Learning Opportunities - Instructional Coaching for Coaches

Education - Making a Difference: Meeting diverse learning needs with differentiated instruction. This resource provides teachers with an Alberta context for differentiated instruction, and information and strategies for implementing differentiated instructional practices to better meet the diverse learning needs of all students.

Education - Making a Difference: Meeting diverse learning needs with differentiated instruction

The files of this resource are in portable document formation (pdf). The resource can be downloaded as an entire document or by individual sections. Click here to download the entire resource (4.4 mb). Individual sections: 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. 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.

WHAT WORKS IN EDUCATION The George Lucas Educational Foundation

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. By providing the following kinds of PD, you can make sure your staff gets the most out of these sessions: 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. 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. Ausl-think-pair-share.