By Rita M. Bean and Jacy Ippolito, authors of Cultivating Coaching Mindsets Don’t miss OUR webinar on August 25! REGISTER HERE. In the initial month of school, coaches often wonder how they can productively spend their time. They understand the demands on teachers, who are busy setting up their classrooms and getting to know their students. […]
By Scott Sterling Some teachers want to expand their craft during the summer, but don’t want to go to conferences or inservices. Instead, they would like a great book for home, the beach, or the airplane. Luckily, we at LSI happen to run a publishing group and bookstore. Even if you want to learn over […]
By Nancy Roberts and Mary Shea, authors of The FIVES Strategy for Reading Comprehension Working with students from K-12 and beyond, you will always find students who struggle with reading. Being able to phonetically decipher the words is one thing, but for some, that is where it stops. They connected and cracked the phonemic/phonics “code” […]
By Scott Sterling Not surprisingly, when the 21st century college and career readiness standards were unveiled, they all called for increased rigor in the classroom. One of the ways they suggested to accomplish that goal, as well as to prepare students for the stresses of the 21st century economy, was through cooperative learning. This may […]
By Scott Sterling This is the last in a series of posts about actionable strategies that any teacher can use to reach students with varying exceptionalities. This week: students with autism spectrum disorders. Autism comes in many forms, from mild to severe. General education teachers rarely if ever see students who are severely autistic. But […]
By Scott Sterling This is the second in a series of posts about actionable strategies that any teacher can use to reach students with varying exceptionalities. This week: students with dyslexia. Until recent years, dyslexia has often been treated as almost a death sentence to a student’s academic career. The truth is that, with the […]
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 […]
By Scott Sterling In the Marzano framework, Design Question 6 is all about establishing and maintaining control of a classroom. A common misconception is that classroom management is established early in the year and never has to be modified. As veteran teachers know, this is not the case. Students may enroll or leave your class. […]
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