If we are seeing the same students’ names on the lists for needing support, are we really closing gaps? Our podcast questions the long-standing practice of whole-scale remediation. As learners continue to move backwards, other students move forward…and then we wring our hands about the gaps. Acceleration is a hopeful approach that sets students up for success TODAY, rather than pounding away at their not-so-great academic pasts.
Or…if you prefer reading to listening, here’s a quick piece on whether or not remediation is fixing or breaking our students: https://myedexpert.com/is-remediation-fixing-our-kidsor-breaking-them/
Who would have thought to compare leadership characteristics to sea creatures and swim strokes? Dr. Rick Jetter brings his characteristic sharp intellect and wisdom to the table with these wonderful free downloads to get us talking about leadership in our buildings.
Using improv in the classroom? Dr. Katie McKnight has a wonderful resource for you with games…actually, she just has some fabulous things for you, including a free literacy guide and stations…and well, heck, just go check all of that out!
Mark Cheverton is a former physics teacher turned best selling author. He’s found that Minecraft books, his specialty, can motivate reluctant readers. He’s developed some cool resources to help students write dialogue, enhance sentence structure, etc. All free downloads…
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