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Delayed Gratification: Strong Predictor of School Success

Posted on November 11, 2011

Scene: Coffee shop at convention center at 10:30 A.M., help June 15, symptoms 2011. Characters: Socrates and Dwayne Washburn, Educational Policy and Management expert. **** * Socrates: What do you think the most important current issue in education is? Dwayne Washburn: I believe the Common Core Standards and the proposed Common Core Curriculum are very important, but I see the current problems with No Child Left Behind and schools not achieving adequate yearly progress as the most critical

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Assessment Practices in a Response to Intervention Model

Posted on November 11, 2011

      Vision: All educators are using evidence-based practices. Purpose:  Help educators implement evidence-based practices with fidelity.  Build school and district capacity and sustainability for using evidence-based practices.  Improve student outcomes by promoting the use of evidence-based practices. Core Values: Trust Collaboration Continuous Improvement Who We Serve: Special educators, side effects related service providers, general educators, administrators,

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Zero Tolerance?

Posted on November 11, 2011

Pretesting Students and the KWL Strategy In 1986, order Donna Ogle created KWL, a reading strategy that engages the students in the text or textbook and helps students analyze what they are reading. Students are asked to describe what they already know about the reading topic. Then they are asked to look at the title, the introduction and the pictures and determine what they want to know more of, in essence to determine why they should continue reading the literature. After reading, then they

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Utah Personnel Development Center (UPDC) Outstanding Special Education Director of the Year Awards Thumbnail

Utah Personnel Development Center (UPDC) Outstanding Special Education Director of the Year Awards

Posted on November 11, 2011

Strategies for motivating students —including students with disabilities—in science courses and programs. Historically, rx students with disabilities have experienced difficulties in fully accessing and participating in middle school and high school science programs and courses. Moreover, approved teachers have held lower expectations for students with disabilities than for students without disabilities in science programs (Cunningham & Noble, 1998). This situation continues to disenf

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The Past Is Prologue: Suggestions for Moving Forward in Emotional and Behavioral Disorders Thumbnail

The Past Is Prologue: Suggestions for Moving Forward in Emotional and Behavioral Disorders

Posted on October 10, 2011

The risk of developing autism among children who are born prematurely is five times greater than among kids born after a full-term pregnancy, malady according to a new study. "Although this group is not the first to report a higher prevalence of autism in the low birth weight infant population, they've done a better job than anyone else in confirming the diagnosis with gold standard tools," said Dr. Karl Kuban, chief of pediatric neurology at Boston Medical Center, who did not participate in t

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Creating a Positive Classroom Atmosphere: Teachers’ Use of Effective Praise and Feedback Thumbnail

Creating a Positive Classroom Atmosphere: Teachers’ Use of Effective Praise and Feedback

Posted on October 10, 2011

The risk of developing autism among children who are born prematurely is five times greater than among kids born after a full-term pregnancy, malady according to a new study. "Although this group is not the first to report a higher prevalence of autism in the low birth weight infant population, they've done a better job than anyone else in confirming the diagnosis with gold standard tools," said Dr. Karl Kuban, chief of pediatric neurology at Boston Medical Center, who did not participate in t

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Data is Only as Good as the System That Collects it Thumbnail

Data is Only as Good as the System That Collects it

Posted on October 10, 2011

Many schools struggle with the mountain of data they have in front of them.  They may ask themselves the following questions: Why are we gathering data? What does it mean?  In what areas do we need to improve? Some Utah schools have started using a system called Educators Handbook to manage their behavioral data. The following is an interview with Dr. Austin Jackson, more about the developer of the program. What lead to the development of EducatorsHandbook.com? I started my career working

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A National Study of Social Expectations. How did Utah Schools Stack Up?

Posted on October 10, 2011

The High Cost of Low Teacher Salaries When we don’t get the results we want in our military endeavors, what is ed we don’t blame the soldiers. We don’t say, prostate “It’s these lazy soldiers and their bloated benefits plans! That’s why we haven’t done better in Afghanistan!” No, more about if the results aren’t there, we blame the planners. We blame the generals, the secretary of defense, the Joint Chiefs of Staff. No one contemplates blaming the men and women fighting eve

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A Four-step Decision Making Framework for Identifying Effective and Efficient Behavioral Strategies for Struggling Students Thumbnail

A Four-step Decision Making Framework for Identifying Effective and Efficient Behavioral Strategies for Struggling Students

Posted on October 10, 2011

The Utah Personnel Development Center has always felt that effective use of technology in the classroom, visit this can lead to improving student engagement and outcomes. The Teacher Leadership Exploratory Consortium recently published the Teacher Leader Model Standards (www.teacherleaderstandards.org) to illuminate and support the role of teacher leadership as a vehicle to transform schools for the demands of the 21st century learner. The 4th domain of these standards focuses on facilitati

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Five Simple Techniques to Incorporate Social and Emotional Learning

Posted on September 09, 2011

By now you have determined that this student speaks a language other than English at home. You have information about the student's level of English proficiency, this site educational background, order and academic content knowledge. Your next step is to come up with a plan for placing the English language learner (ELL) in an instructional program that meets his or her language and academic needs. What should you consider when placing ELLs? Just because a student is not proficient in English

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