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Guest Post: Principal-ed Leadership

By Lillie G. Jessie, author of the Quick Reference Guide, 10 Principal’s Principles for High Performance in Diverse, Low-Income Schools Dr. Jeff Howard of the Efficacy Institute once wrote an article asking educators, “Whose Children Are These?” Until you can answer, “Mine,” he said, we’ll never achieve high levels of student

The National Parks: An Undervalued Educational Resource

By Scott Sterling In August, the National Park Service celebrated its 100th birthday. This agency manages 59 national parks, many monuments, and other properties with its 21,000 employees. Out of the 84,000,000 acres it manages, every state is represented. Chances are, there is a National Park Service site within driving

The FIVES Strategy for Reading Comprehension, by Mary Shea and Nancy Roberts

The FIVES, or Everything You Need to “Get It” When You Read ANYTHING!

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

Cooperative Learning’s Role in Rigor

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

Reaching Various Exceptionalities: Autism Spectrum

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

Reaching Various Exceptionalities: Dyslexia

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

Reaching Various Exceptionalities: English Language Learners

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