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Author: Peter H. Johnston Year: 2012 Grade Range: K-12 Media: 160 pp/paper ISBN: 978-157110-816-6 Item No.: WSB-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
This series of three related websites was developed collaboratively by Mount Royal University and their education partners for use by families, aides and school staff supporting children with disabilities. These interactive websites provide evidence-based strategies for promoting adaptive behaviour, while managing challenging behaviours. We gratefully acknowledge the work of Mount Royal University and their partners in developing this resource in support of families, aides and school staff and thank them for their willingness to share it on this website. <p style="text-align:right;color:#A8A8A8"></p>
A Series via Webinar and In Person with Jim Knight Webinar Session 1 Strategies to Facilitate Successful Instructional Coaching - Playback this webinar here Webinar Session 2 Intensive Learning Teams - Playback this webinar here ABOUT THIS LEARNING OPPORTUNITY: What skills and strategies do you need to support you in your role as a classroom instructional coach? In this professional learning series, Jim Knight provides an opportunity to share specific strategies and approaches that will allow for effective communications with your colleagues based on your role as an instructional coach. This series was planned for coaches/teams that have attended previous sessions with Jim. Topics were developed based on participants’ needs as indicated by their comments and feedback. ABOUT THE FACILITATOR:
A print version of this resource is available for purchase from the Learning Resources Centre (Product Number: 755525) or may be downloaded at no cost from this site. 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. The files of this resource are in portable document formation (pdf). The resource can be downloaded as an entire document or by individual sections.
Advanced Phonics This video shows phonics lessons that can be enhanced through multi-sensory learning activities. In this video, the girls are asked to first listen for the sound that is the same and then isolate that sound. Mirrors are used so they can see the position of their mouths when making the target sound.
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. 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.
Edutopia's Schools That Work series profiles K-12 schools, districts, and programs that are dramatically improving the way students learn. Focusing on evidenced-based successes, we create how-to videos and actionable tip lists to help you transform your schools. We get close to the teachers, students, principals, and other administrators who have changed the future of their schools, and show you how they did it.
At Cochrane Collegiate Academy, teachers credit their principal with helping them continually improve their practice through effective PD, ongoing support, and mutual trust. 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 (1) , 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.
Shana Oliver: For about eight or nine years, we were considered a failing school and we knew that we had to restructure in order to keep our school open. My name is Shana Oliver and I'm the academic facilitator here at Cochrane Collegiate Academy. Joshua Bishop: The big part of what we do here is the professional development piece. You know, the way we do professional development and training is very specific on enhancing their skill set.
Classroom strategies backed by research and ongoing teacher development are helping to narrow the achievement gap at this Title I school. See the infographic below for more details. Sources: North Carolina Department of Public Instruction, National Center for Education Statistics, U.S.