March 2016 5
By Scott Sterling This is the first in a series of posts about actionable strategies that any teacher can use to reach students with varying exceptionalities. This week: English language learners. English language learning students are the fastest growing segment of the student population in the United States. It is anticipated that ELL students could […]
By Elaine McEwan-Adkins I met an angry parent for the first time during a fall parent-teacher conference. I was teaching 5th grade and no one had prepared me for the possibility of encountering someone who immediately confronted me in a highly agitated state of mind about his son’s grades. Even though decades have flown by, I […]
By Scott Sterling I just returned from SXSWedu in Austin. This was my first time attending and I could definitely see how this conference is different from an ever-increasing slate of other education gatherings. The most notable aspect of the conference is its purpose. Instead of focusing in on one subtopic, like technology or ELL […]
Guest Post by Dr. Marcia L. Tate Whether we like it or not, students see assessment results as tangible, visible evidence of their worth and value. In the workshop I teach by the same name as this blog, I read a story called First Grade Takes a Test. This story is a wonderful illustration of […]
By Scott Sterling Assessment, generally speaking, is critical to educational success. Although the debate can still rage on about high-stakes testing, formative assessment is a crucial part of any successful classroom. Dr. Marcia Tate’s new book, Formative Assessment in a Brain-Compatible Classroom: How Do We Really Know They’re Learning?, attempts to bridge the gap between complicated brain […]
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