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Implementation of the New Common Core Standards

Posted on December 12, 2010

Memorandum from Larry K. Shumway, story USOE Superintendent, viagra sent to Superintendents and Charter School Directors on November 17, pharmacy 2010 After careful consideration and discussion with USOE leaders, I am providing you with the Utah State Office of Education (USOE) suggested schedule for implementation of the Common Core State Standards (CCSS). The schedule is based on a backwards-designed timeline developed to prepare students, teachers and systems for full implementation durin

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Life is Change, Growth is Optional

Posted on December 12, 2010

"Even if you are on the right track, doctor you will get run over if you just sit there."  — Will Rogers "One thing is sure. We have to do something. We have to do the best we know how at the moment. . . if it doesn't turn out right, we can modify it as we go along."  — Franklin D. Roosevelt I do not remember a time that the need for sound decisions, courageous actions and loyalty has been in greater demand in public education than right now. There is no shortage of opinions, and critic

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Decision Making Framework

Posted on December 12, 2010

"Even if you are on the right track, cure you will get run over if you just sit there."  — Will Rogers "One thing is sure.  We have to do something. We have to do the best we know how at the moment. . . if it doesn't turn out right, we can modify it as we go along."  — Franklin D. Roosevelt I do not remember a time that the need for sound decisions, courageous actions and plan loyalty has been in greater demand in public education than right now. There is no shortage of opinions, and cr

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Managing Impulsivity and Passivity—A Leader’s Constant Challenge

Posted on December 12, 2010

Mainstreaming Start to Finish—a Success Story The goal for any elementary-school-aged, viagra sale self-contained Emotionally Disturbed (ED) unit is to remediate socially maladaptive classroom behavior so that the child can be returned to the Least Restrictive Environment (LRE). In our Kindergarten-third grade ED unit at the Granite School District, the LRE is the child’s neighborhood school. In the past three school years we have successfully mainstreamed four children back into their nei

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The Emotional Side of Leadership

Posted on December 12, 2010

On March 27, health 2007 our beautiful baby boy was born.  He was perfect in every way. Ten little toes, ten little fingers, beautiful bright blue eyes just like his older siblings. Mason was a sweet little boy, maybe a tad bit fussier then a mother or father would hope for, but overall a delight to our family. That first year of life was so fun, he nailed every expected milestone at or ahead of the doctor’s expectations. One of the first things that tipped us off that something was no

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Bright Spots: PBIS in Alternative Secondary Settings

Posted on December 12, 2010

Utah schools are no strangers to implementing Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (PBIS). The Utah State Office Board of Education passed Board Rule 277-609 stating that it is the school district's responsibility to: “develop and implement a board approved comprehensive district plan for school discipline. The plan shall include: written standards for student behavior expectations; effective instructional practices for teaching student expectations; systematic methods for reinforcemen

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Language! Aligns with Marzano’s 9 Effective Teaching Strategies Thumbnail

Language! Aligns with Marzano’s 9 Effective Teaching Strategies

Posted on December 12, 2010

How many times have you thought to yourself, try “Ugh! These meetings are such a waste of my time. I have more important things I should be doing!” Now you find yourself in the position of running the meeting. So how can you break the mold and make meetings more productive? You don’t want to be the kind of leader who continues an ineffective pattern just because that’s the way it has always been done. Start with a plan State objectives for the meeting in much the same way as you woul

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Language!

Posted on December 12, 2010

“Unlike other professionals, for sale and despite near-universal agreement on the importance of teaming, sales teachers do not work in teams. They do not prepare lessons and assessments together, sale and they do not test and refine their lessons regularly on the basis of assessment results.” - Mike Schmoker “The traditional school often functions as a collection of independent contractors united by a common parking lot.” - Robert Eaker As LANGUAGE! teachers, now is the time to stop

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2010 Education Excellence Summit:  A Call for Bold Action Thumbnail

2010 Education Excellence Summit: A Call for Bold Action

Posted on December 12, 2010

Cognitive Processing and the WJ III for Reading Disability Identification March 5, price 2010 NASP Convention, visit Chicago Presenters:  Nancy Mather & Barbara Wendling Topics What is a specific reading disability (dyslexia)? How do Cattell-Horn-Carroll (CHC) Factors relate to reading difficulties? What other cognitive and linguistic factors are important for the diagnosis of dyslexia? Overview of the WJ III Discrepancy and Variation Procedures WJ III Case Study Examples What is a

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