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Planning Professional Learning for Disciplinary Literacy

Originally posted on the MRA’s Literacy Coaching blog We’ll continue the disciplinary literacy theme of recent blog posts by talking a bit about our own work designing professional learning experiences for teachers related to disciplinary literacy. Since literacy coaches are often called upon to plan and/or lead this type of work—a

The Great Demotivator

By Ron Nash, author of In Praise of Foibles As a young and wet-behind-the-ears teacher of teenagers (and not far removed from that condition myself), I often asked questions beginning with, “Who knows the answer to…?” or “Who can tell me…?” Had I asked, “Is anyone listening?” I might have

Start with the End User in Mind: Student-Centered Curriculum Design

Originally posted on ellstudents.com One of my teaching mentors, Dr. Martin Haberman, told me sound advice I have never forgotten: “The most effective classroom management is a student-centered curriculum.”  As a former classroom teacher and English Learner specialist, I can say that nothing is truer. Whether I had thirty 6th

Bringing Happiness Back to the Classroom

By Joanna Sozio As I was watching a morning news show the other day, the topic was happiness, and the news anchors were interviewing “happiness researchers.“ When asked about the definition of happiness, the researcher replied: “Happiness is the joy we feel growing toward our potential.” This statement resonated with

How Brain Research Supports Student Academic Teaming

By Dr. David A. Sousa, Ed.D., Author and Consultant in Educational Neuroscience In recent years, an exciting new area of scientific inquiry has emerged called educational neuroscience. This field of study examines ways in which findings from brain research on how humans learn can have a meaningful impact on educational

How Do You Show Evidence That Your Strategies Impact Student Learning?

School Superintendent Dr. Julia Espe often quotes Israeli teacher Haim Ginott: “Children are like wet cement. Whatever falls on them makes an impression.” During her career as superintendent of Princeton Area Schools in MN, Espe continually strove to ensure that whatever “fell” on the students in her school district left

New Podcast: Dr Paulie “Gloves” talks about his new book “Deliberate Coaches”

New LSI author Paul Gavoni (or how his fans know him, Dr. Paulie Gloves) sits down with The JB Podcast to discuss his new book Deliberate Coaching: A Toolbox for Accelerating Teacher Performance. An expert in human performance, coaching, and organizational leadership, Dr. Paul “Paulie” Gavoni has worked in education and human services

Book review: Creating the Schools Our Children Need

This review was originally written by Sally Coates and published in tes on June 03, 2018. Educational prophet Dylan Wiliam has words to inspire everyone This blog post has been moved to The Dylan Wiliam Center Blog. Please click here to read the full blog post. Learning Sciences InternationalWe believe