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Coaching and Conflict

Posted on December 12, 2011

What high-quality education research says about ...Teacher performance evaluations Researchers agree that teachers and teacher quality is one of the most, adiposity if not the most, powerful way to create better schools. According to a 2009 report from The New Teacher Project, "A student assigned to a very good teacher for a single school year may gain up to a full year's worth of additional academic growth compared to a student assigned to a very poor teacher." Having a series of good teacher

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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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Do Zero Tolerance Policies Belong in Elementary School?

Posted on October 10, 2011

The ability to measure cost effectiveness in education, ambulance and convince parents and educators that it's in their best interest, will determine the future of online education, according to a paper authored by the American Enterprise Institute's Frederick M. Hess. The paper is the first of a six-installment series tackling K-12 virtual education issues that was commissioned by the Washington-based Thomas B. Fordham Institute, an education think tank with a self-stated mission of devoting

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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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Judge Rules in Favor of Letting Autistic boy Take Service dog to School

Posted on June 06, 2011

Caleb Ciriacks is a 7-year-old severely autistic boy who for the most part doesn't speak. He shrieks and paces when he gets anxious, more about and on occasion he pinches and scratches others. Eddy is Caleb's service dog, tethered to the boy by a red strap. The dog keeps Caleb from running off into crowds or darting into traffic, and he knows to intervene when the boy starts to feel anxious. When Caleb entered first grade last year, school officials in Cypress refused to let him take Eddy to s

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Bullies, Victims Face Dangers Outside of School

Posted on May 05, 2011

Mountain Brook schools booting up for e-day Teachers at Mountain Brook schools (Alabama) are getting ready for the system's first e-day, case which will allow students to receive instruction and assignments over the Internet. Mountain Brook studied how to implement e-days for about six months, link and the need to make up two school days because of January's snowfall presented an opportunity. School officials consulted schools which have had e-days in Ohio, more about New Jersey and Kentuck

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What’s the Secret to Effective Classroom Management?

Posted on April 04, 2011

Social rule structures eventually rest on one of two things: trust or fear. When the rules are based on trust, cheapest students feel freer to participate; problem-based learning can thrive, see versus learning focused on getting the one right answer; students can challenge prevailing wisdom, ask questions, and disagree safely with one another. Students can co-create classroom management rules because they want to be there and they want the classroom to be engaging and work well. When fear

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Educational Outcomes for Children in the Child Welfare and Juvenile Justice System

Posted on March 03, 2011

School leaders make decisions every day. These decisions can have far reaching results for peers, website symptoms faculty and staff, recipe price parents, adiposity community and most importantly, children. Some decisions are extremely important and can have a long lasting effect on the lives of those impacted. Other decisions are less significant and may have only a minimal and short term impact on individuals or groups. Regardless of the decision, it is valuable to make use of a tool

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Illuminating the Enigma—The Utah Autism DVD

Posted on November 11, 2010

When faced with challenging behavior from a second grade student with autism, the general education teacher feels more competent because she understands the effects autism disorders have on student academic and social behavior. The Utah High Functioning Autism and Asperger Syndrome DVD is an introduction to facilitating this understanding among educators in Utah.

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