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You’ve heard the phrase “reading wars”—the so-called battle between phonics and whole language instruction—but you might not know it’s exaggerated.
American learners have a persistent reading problem, according to the National Assessment of Educational Progress. Only 35% of students tested read at or above proficient levels. Yet a closer look […]
You will hear this word a lot in future literacy discussions: morphology, or the meaning of words. In a nutshell, the English spelling system is designed to represent both the […]
Consider these ideas: Some kids are STEM kids and some aren’t. Students need to master science and math basics before moving on to STEM. STEM focuses on jobs, so it should be concentrated in middle and high school. Wrong, wrong and wrong.
Some steps all educators can take to incorporate STEM into everyday instruction: Consider putting a makerspace in every classroom. Many schools have separate makerspaces. Other educators create moveable carts filled […]
Transition planning for special education students has evolved so that the activities students participate in now mirror more closely mainstream college- and career-prep programs.
Many teachers—even seasoned special education teachers—haven’t studied transition planning through university coursework or through other professional development.
There are successful transition plans and then there are successful transitions for special ed students. Experts offer ideas.
Schools more closely assess the social-emotional strengths of students and the impact of new programs
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How can district leaders guarantee that they will get accurate and actionable results from SEL assessments? What are the biggest challenges? “You need to ensure that you have a consistent […]
Questions from three leading assessments. Panorama Social Emotional Learning Survey The rating scale ranges from “almost never” to “almost always.” Student perception assessment Self-efficacy: How confident are you that you […]
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