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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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What Students Want From Teachers

Posted on October 10, 2011

At YouthTruth, search a national survey project that solicits feedback from students about their high school experience, we've heard from more than 70,000 teens (including many students from low-income communities with under-funded schools), about key strengths and weaknesses of their classrooms. We've shared these findings and the comparative data we've gathered with schools, districts, education networks, and students themselves. Through this work we've started to notice some consistent th

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The IRIS Center: Professional Development at Our Fingertips

Posted on October 10, 2011

Tooele County School District's New Teacher Induction Program How do we help new teachers get a good start and feel welcome in their new careers?  In Tooele, stuff special education and general education professionals work together in operating the School District's Coaching/Mentoring program. This unique planning effort has provided all new teachers with the same training as they progress through the Utah State Office of Education’s required Entry Year Enhancement (EYE) Program. For the fi

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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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Coaching Classroom Management

Posted on September 09, 2011

A group made up largely of conservatives has issued a "manifesto" arguing against development of shared curriculum and tests for the common standards. The manifesto, viagra issued today and signed by more than 100 leaders in education, business, and politics, is a response to a document issued in March by the Albert Shanker Institute, which argued for common curriculum for the standards. It's also a response to the U.S. Department of Education's $360 million investment in the development of as

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10 Quick Verbal Interventions that can Prevent Behavioral Problems

Posted on August 08, 2011

Boys and School, price  Closing the Achievement Gap Photos Blog Schedule Changes     Boys have three times the retention rate of girls, viagra buy they are less likely to get good grades and turn in homework, they are more likely to have learning disorders and attendance problems in school, and they are less likely to attend college.   For educators, these are very troubling statistics. In fact, many would describe this as a crisis. But, says Kathleen Cleveland, this is

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Classroom Management First, Technology Second

Posted on July 07, 2011

Graduates of University of Virgina's math teacher education program have had more success teaching with technology after a couple of years on their own than they had when UVa staff was helping them with it. This according to Joe Garofalo, purchase Co-Director of the University of Virginia Center for Technology and Teacher Education, during a session he co-facilitated at the recent International Society for Technology in Education Conference (ISTE) called Preparing Mathematics Teachers to Use

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Classroom Management: Restitution

Posted on July 07, 2011

It's true, approved after decades working from our Holladay location, discount the UPDC  and the Utah Parent Center have moved to a larger and more central location. While we are settling in and still unpacking boxes, we are open for business and are as busy as ever. One notable feature of our new location is a large meeting room where we can accommodate approximately 100 participants. We plan to host Consortium meetings here, as well as larger meetings and conferences that we used to hold at

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High Cost of Seclusion and Restraint

Posted on May 05, 2011

The Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO) has developed this preliminary list of tools and resources to point states to some promising practices and products to help them as they implement the Common Core State Standards. This document primarily lists resources developed by CCSSO and the lead writers of the standards and is not intended to be a comprehensive list of all the quality resources available. The resources are grouped into five categories: (1) communications and outreach, vie

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Studies Home In on ‘Quieter’ ADD Students

Posted on May 05, 2011

Walk-throughs give school administrators firsthand view of staff in action Give Hamilton High School Associate Principal Keith Nerby 10 minutes in a classroom and he can tell you whether the type of teaching and learning there is what he wants to see. Give him and the two other schoolwide administrators 10 minutes each in every teacher's classroom at the school over the course of an academic year and they can tell you whether the entire school is on track with the strategic plan for the dist

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