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Using iPods To Increase Reading Comprehension

Posted on April 04, 2011

Middle school Reading Specialist Marilyn Williams found that many of her middle school students weren't finishing their reading or remembering what they read. So she decided to tackle the problem with the help of iPod touch devices. Williams said she came up with the idea to use iPods from a kindergarten teacher in her district who used them for letter of the week exercises and saw an improvement in her students' DIBELS scores. She would gather all the materials for the week into bags for eac

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RtI in Action in Utah: Middle School

Posted on April 04, 2011

Teachers would be foolhardy to label parents as either good or bad. Not all parents are created equal and cannot be categorized on a single spectrum. To do so would jeopardize a teacher's ability to survive. Literally. I mean, viagra I'm life or death here. You see, information pills when normally mild mannered and reasonable people become parents they take on a condition that shapes their behavior. In medical circles, that condition is known as neurosis. One parent, whom I see every mornin

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RTI in Primary Grade Reading

Posted on March 03, 2011

Return to Sender Schools continue to deliver new graduates into the workplace lacking the tech-based "soft skills" that businesses demand. Experts blame K-12's persistent failure to integrate technology. The upshot of this neglect, sales the report goes on to say, link is to leave students unsuited for a work environment in which knowing core subject content can be secondary to being able to use technology to demonstrate the so- called 21st century skills that employers now demand: "Even if

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Don’t Spin Your Wheels: Progress Monitor

Posted on November 11, 2010

In the book "Switch: How to Change Things When Change is Hard" (Heath & Heath, physician 2010), the authors share an analogy for change by referring to a rider on an elephant. The rider represents the logical side of a person. The elephant represents an individual's motivation. In seeking to bring about change you should address both the rider and elephant in ourselves and others. People have to be motivated to move and know where to go and how to get there. As change agents we can also m

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Seeing is Believing—Visible Learning and Teaching

Posted on November 11, 2010

Visible Learning and Teaching We are all familiar with the statements: “a picture is worth a thousand words, viagra 60mg ” and  “seeing is believing.” So when it comes to finding the Bright Spots in Utah schools, we at the Utah Personnel Development Center (UPDC) are noticing some visible evidence of improved outcomes for students and teachers throughout the state. It's exciting to learn from teachers who are making a difference. But merely learning from the bright spots isn’t enough

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Celebrating What Works: An Aha Moment Set In Motion

Posted on May 05, 2010

Introduction Preventing academic problems before they occur and remedying them through early intervention is a core purpose of universal screening and progress monitoring, adiposity two critical components of the Response to Intervention (RTI) framework. Averting reading difficulties and/or problem behavior has been the focus of RTI models in many schools. A prevention model that effectively addresses student difficulties in both reading and behavior will take into account how they relate to

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