Teachers and leaders made big decisions every day that impact learners. One of the most critical is supporting students with gaps in a way that creates success. Let’s be honest. Students caught in a remedial path/mindset can lose their love of learning…and may just give up.
A different path for students with gaps is the subject of our short podcast. Suzy Pepper Rollins advocates for tactically accelerating students who are behind. This process inserts prior knowledge in students’ paths just in time for new learning. This creates success for TODAY’s learning, rather than remediation, which pounds away at past failures. In addition, she has placed a short power point on the site with tips for acceleration.
Middle grades STEM author Carolyn DeCristofano’s work is so wonderful in getting students on a positive STEM path. She has posted 5 free downloads of activities that are marvelous! Perfect for this time of the year… or planning for back-to-school.
STEM expert Ann Kaiser has a short guide to implementing Engineering Design thinking that’s a free download. Really lover her NGSS global project guide EBook – every school needs one!
Jerry Burkhart‘s materials have been mentioned here before…but they support a special group of learners who crave a different math path. A gifted ed author, he creates adventurous math experiences for learners ready for additional challenges. Stellar resources that are difficult to create and/or fine!
Dr. Katie McKnight has an EBook for science, math, science, and social studies secondary educators for balanced literacy. Awesome and free, which makes it even MORE awesome.http://myedexpert.com/vendor/KatieMcKnight/
Kathleen McClaskey’s two charts on personalized learning have been flying off the digital shelves! Both open downloads. You’ll want to share these with everyone on your staff. https://myedexpert.com/vendor/kmcclaskey/
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