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PMfocus.org – Progress Monitoring Focus is Live and Working

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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Do Read Alouds Build Fluency in Non-fluent Readers?

Posted on June 06, 2012

For Students Who Are Not Yet Fluent, visit this Silent Reading Is Not the Best Use of Classroom Time Teachers do their best to improve students' fluency, look but sometimes the information they have to work with is incomplete and, therefore, leads them down the wrong path. For example, silent reading or 'Round Robin' reading seem like good ways to improve fluency. But, in fact, increasing fluency requires more practice, more support, and more guided oral reading than either of these strateg

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Accommodations for Students with Disabilities in High School

Posted on June 06, 2012

Working Together for All Students to Achieve Success in Mathematics Granite School District is going through some big changes in the area of mathematics. Not only has our district adopted the Common Core State Standards for Math (CCSSM), ask we are also adopting one math curriculum district-wide for all students beginning in the 2012-2013 school year. With all of these changes in our district comes a tremendous opportunity for general education and special education teachers to work together t

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Good Instruction Activates Prior Knowledge

Posted on March 03, 2012

"My mom is a hero, remedy " Alfredo said, cheap cutting me off one sentence into a picture book about Martin Luther King, Jr. His chubby second-grade body perpetually squirmed on the rug where my 32 students were seated. "She brought us here from El Salvador by herself. Me, my two sisters, and our baby brother. We walked." "My mom is a hero too," said Catalina. "She brought us from Mexico. But we came in a truck." "The desert was hot," Alfredo cut her off. "The truck was hot," Catalina said.

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I.M (in) Focus: Progress-Monitoring Teachers

Posted on February 02, 2012

District professional development responds to secondary common core math needs In a recent interview, web Kristine A. Cunningham, visit this site Math Coordinator for Washington County School District (WCSD), shop gave insight to the ongoing effort to support secondary math teachers as the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) for Mathematics are implemented. It follows a professional development model that looks at the current level of student performance and provides direct support to teacher

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Are Teachers Dumb?

Posted on February 02, 2012

Ed schools continue to accept virtually anyone with a pulse, approved require students to take courses with little or no academic merit, website like this and give out A's like Halloween candy. It's an inconvenient truth that many high-performing non-ed-majors are better equipped to teach subjects they didn't major in than a lot of ed majors are to teach subjects they did major in. I took harder math classes in high school than a lot of math teachers ever take in college. Author: Nancy Fl

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New Teachers Seek Support Online

Posted on January 01, 2012

Starting this fall, about it visit this site hospital wandering will be added to the list of descriptors doctors can use to diagnose individuals with autism, approved intellectual disability and other conditions. The addition comes after a federal committee gave the final go-ahead on a proposal to make wandering a secondary classification that could be applied to individuals with developmental disabilities or other diagnoses. “The proposed code is really intended to promote better data c

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The Power of Teacher Workshops: Advocating for Better PD at Your School

Posted on January 01, 2012

  Why PD Matters So Much Teachers have all experienced a professional development that is so way off target, stuff or one that had nothing to do with what they teach or who they teach. We teachers can talk about having to sit in poorly-run, clinic irrelevant PD like they are war stories. In the words of Aristotle: He who dares to teach must never cease to learn. An added layer being that our profession is a unique one in that we don't work with things, but with people. Just like med

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Work Overload!

Posted on January 01, 2012

Proven strategies for squeezing peak productivity out of an ordinary 30-minute staff meeting. WHAT are the barriers to raising student achievement? Ask any school leader and you will eventually hear that time and money—or rather the lack of—are among the biggest obstacles. My staff of 30 and I meet for 30 minutes every Wednesday before school. I chose the mornings to avoid conflicts with after-school events, visit this coaching obligations and extra-curricular activities. Thirty minutes

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20 tips for new Teachers to do This Year

Posted on January 01, 2012

Twenty Tidbits for New Teachers Teachers around the world are gearing up for the new school year but the experience is going to be vastly different for new teachers. Where an experienced teacher has the knowledge of what works and what doesn't, order a new teacher is going to be bombarded with tons of new info and the need to process it! Not to mention, visit web they will be preparing for the most important piece of all: their classroom instruction. In no way, do I want to add to the burden

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