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Posted on October 10, 2012

Nena F. Hupp pauses from reading her kindergartners the picture book Let's Count to help them better understand the math assignments they are about to tackle in small groups. "Remember, information pills when you get to 10 dots, sickness a better way is to represent those 10 dots with just a stick, malady " said Ms. Hupp, who teaches at Worthington Elementary School in this community near Baltimore. "It takes us forever to have to count all those dots. Mathematicians were smart when they came

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FREE! Counting Objects Curriculum

Posted on March 03, 2012

Technology words to live by...  1-Technology is only technology to those who were born before it. 2-We need to prepare students for THEIR future not OUR past-Ian Jukes, buy more about educator and Futurist. 3-Teachers need to stop saying, order “Hand it in,” and start saying “Publish It.” -Alan November 4-We have moved from “know what” learning to “know where” learning. 5-The largest number of podcasts in education are about Podcasts in education.-Marco Torres. 6-Kids DO

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Direct Instruction Revisited

Posted on March 03, 2012

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, treat 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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Closing America’s Achievement Gap: A Powerful Tool is Being Ignored

Posted on February 02, 2012

Invented nearly 50 years ago, information pills Direct Instruction (DI) is a scripted, ed step-by-step approach to teaching that is among the most thoroughly tested and proven in the history of education. It works equally well for general education, website gifted students, and the disabled, but surprisingly remains lttle used. DI was the clear winner in the federal government’s 10-year Follow Through project—the largest study in history to compare different approaches to instruction. In

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A Checklist Approach to Reading Interventions

Posted on September 09, 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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Review or Reteach?

Posted on September 09, 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, approved 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, what is ed they've done a better job than anyone else in confirming the diagnosis with gold standard tools, approved " said Dr. Karl Kuban, chief of pediatric neurology at Boston Medical Center, wh

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Feds Find Arizona’s ELL Identification Lacking

Posted on August 08, 2011

High-performing education systems around the world provide valuable lessons for the United States as policymakers and educators seek to develop systems to improve teacher and school leader effectiveness in this country, erectile concludes a new report from the Alliance for Excellent Education and the Stanford Center for Opportunity Policy in Education (SCOPE). The release of the report coincided with the March 16–17 International Summit on the Teaching Profession, decease hosted by the U.S.

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Why Formative Assessments Matter

Posted on March 03, 2011

What Are They? Informal, pharmacy or formative assessments are about checking for understanding in an effective way in order to guide our instruction. They are used during instruction rather than at the end of a unit or course of study. And if we use them correctly, drugs and often, yes, there is a chance instruction will slow when we discover we need to re-teach or review material the students wholly "did not get"—and that's okay. Because sometimes we have to slow down in order to go quic

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Killing Off ‘Zombie’ Interventions: The Need to Root Out Ineffective Instructional Strategies

Posted on February 02, 2011

“It’s not what you say or do that ultimately matters... It IS what you get the students to do as a result of what you said and did that counts.” 1) Choral responses – all say it together-wakes students up -gives thinking time - very helpful to rovide a cue such as holding your hands up - then drop to signal it’s time to respond cue students to show you they are ready...e.g. ”thumbs up when you know... non-verbal choral responses too, healing “touch the word... put your finge

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Considerations in Teaching More Advanced Students With Autism, Asperger Syndrome and Other Pervasive Developmental Disorders Thumbnail

Considerations in Teaching More Advanced Students With Autism, Asperger Syndrome and Other Pervasive Developmental Disorders

Posted on November 11, 2010

We have probably all found ourselves in a social situation that wasn't comfortable or pleasant. Perhaps the group already knew each other and you were the newcomer. It is also possible that you didn't know how to become involved in the conversation or the group didn’t try to include you. Maybe the topic of discussion was something that you knew very little about or didn't capture your interests. Maybe you found your mind wandering to other topics or wishing you were someplace else. Even worse,

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