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Student Engagement

Posted on June 06, 2011

The Center for the Future of Teaching and Learning recently released a policy brief identifying the connections between leadership and the quality of teaching practice. School Leadership: A Key to Teaching Quality is based on the results of a nearly year-long exploration of school leadership issues, more about including a policy forum entitled "Strengthening Teaching Practice: The Role and Responsibilities of School Site Leaders." The policy brief reaffirms what earlier Wallace Foundation-comm

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Increase Student Engagement: Why and How

Posted on May 05, 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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MEASURING MY STUDENTS’ ENGAGEMENT

Posted on April 04, 2011

Here's a video -- with some of my favorite dialogue below -- guaranteed to make you laugh and cry. This is about an aspiring teacher talking to a veteran and was created by David Kazzie, visit this whose mother and sister are both teachers. Student: I really want to become an elementary school teacher. Teacher: Thank God. Student: I know. There is such a shortage of good teachers. Teacher: No. I meant there is still time to save you. Student: But I want to work with children. Teacher: The

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Project-Based Learning = Student Engagement

Posted on April 04, 2011

Ten Steps to Better Student Engagement As a teacher, website my goal was to go home at the end of each day with more energy than I had at the beginning of the day. Seriously.  A teacher in one of my workshops said, ed "When my students and I are in the flow, then I don't feel like I have to work as hard." I heartily agree. When 90 to 100 percent of my students are excitedly engaged in their tasks and asking deep and interesting questions, I experience joy, and joy is a lot less tiring than

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Park City Gets it Right!

Posted on January 01, 2011

Park City Gets it Right! Observations from a Professional Development Specialist. Achievement Gap? The achievement gap is an academic language gap. In most schools, buy more about the lowest performing subgroups continue to be English Language Learners (ELL), help students in special education, ask and students in poverty. The common denominator between each of these three groups is the lack of proficiency in academic language. ELL’s lack of academic language is due to lack of exposure

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IMPORTANT MESSAGE FROM DR. ANITA ARCHER REGARDING YOUR PRACTICE OF EXPLICIT INSTRUCTION!

Posted on January 01, 2011

Dr. Anita Archer, more about teacher extraordinaire, pills taught her way across Utah last week in a whirlwind tour interacting with 1,000 Utah educators. Her message to all educators is simple: "How well we teach = how well they learn!" In this video, Dr. Archer discusses the research and rationale for explicit instruction versus discovery learning. CLICK HERE to download a sample chapter from her new book: explicit instruction. If you haven't done so already, you should check out the A

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