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Monday, August 27, 2012

Blog: Classroom procedures provide more structure than rules- courtesy of ASCD


Teachers should avoid enforcing classroom rules and instead establish procedures early on that will provide students with the structure they need to learn, writes instructional coach David Ginsburg. In this blog post, Ginsburg shares a video in which he explains the importance of procedures, which he says lead to fewer behavior problems in class. Education Week Teacher/Coach G's Teaching Tips (8/20)

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Here's one approach into more complex texts and the thinking they require. Enjoy courtesy of ASCD Smartbrief!!

Object monologues help students approach complex texts
The writers of this blog post suggest a lesson in which teachers use drama to teach core academic subjects. In one exercise, students select an object and complete a monologue on the history of the object. The activity helps students to approach complicated texts and pick up specific details. The monologue also may encourage students to ask additional questions and complete research. The New York Times (tiered subscription model)/The Learning Network blog (8/9)

Thursday, August 9, 2012

RTI Action Update

RTI Action Update

 

I am posting this update here, because we often forget that thinking about our thinking includes students who think differently.  Students who think differently can give us a window on their thought process if they can articulate it.  So common sense - and yet often ignored!  Following is a list of excellent resources.  Enjoy!


























 
 
 
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July 26, 2012 ACTION UPDATE

The Legal Dimension of RTI: Part 1. The Basic Building Blocks
Part one of a three part series by Perry Zirkel, The Legal Dimension
of RTI: The Basic Building Blocks, concentrates on defining and
explaining the foundational elements of RTI-related legislation,
regulations and case law. Concisely detailing the legal grounds for
RTI, this article is an invaluable tool for anyone wanting to learn
how Response to Intervention is woven into current regulations at the
Federal and state levels.



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Early Warning Signs: Moving From Reaction to Prevention
Successfully implementing RTI in secondary settings requires a strong
plan for addressing drop-out prevention.  Early Warning Signs: Moving
from Reaction to Prevention details  how developing early warning sign
programs within RTI models can generate real change for students on
the path to dropping out.  The article shares two examples from real
programs and offers suggestions for strengthening existing early
warning programs.

http://ncld.convio.net/site/R?i=lOOX1tATvxVVp34d-sKwcg


RTI Blog: Successful Strategies

In this month's blog, Professional Learning Communities, Data
Driven Decision Making, and Response to Intervention, Lauren Campsen
takes us into the thinking process of some of our country's most
successful principals and shines a light on the top three strategies
successful principals use to turn struggling schools into successful
schools.
http://ncld.convio.net/site/R?i=xM6ePhnv-ghPROh0kgMgxA

Ask the Experts
Can Occupational Therapists provide direct services under RTI or does
there need to be an IEP in place for a child to receive OT services?

In her response, Sandra Schefkind of the American Occupational Therapy
Association (AOTA), explores the scope of therapists'
responsibilities in schools and early intervention settings and offers
resources to provide guidance.

 Read her full response here.
http://ncld.convio.net/site/R?i=3kzyqAYjfPvsTiBQ_N712Q

therapist





How to Utilize RTI Action Network Resources for Professional
Development

Professional development plays a key role in RTI implementation
efforts - for both the experienced implementers on staff and new
members of the team. In her article, How to Utilize RTI Action Network
Resources for Professional Development, Dawn Miller provides examples
of how she has used the diverse resources on the RTI Action
Network's web site as professional development opportunities.
http://ncld.convio.net/site/R?i=_SY-hDugFXBsQmaXZzStoQ

NEWS & ANNOUNCEMENTS
RTI Innovations Conference
The 15th annual RTI Innovations Conference will be held from September
27-28th 2012 in Salt Lake City, Utah. Visit the RTI Innovations
Conference website for more information on registration.
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Deadline Extended-Limited Space Available
Due to popular demand, the RTI Leadership Network has extended the
application deadline for the 2012-2013 school year. Leadership Network
members receive 9 months of specialized professional development
through monthly mentoring calls, entry into a community of
professionals from across the country, monthly e-tips and topical
resources, and access to on-demand and individualized problem solving
with expert mentors. Don't miss out, apply today!
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Wednesday, August 1, 2012

How to recognize true learning - Courtesy of ASCD Smart Brief

Here is a great post discussing the importance of learning from one's mistakes and appopriate feed back.  Well worth the time to read it.

Veteran educator David Warlick reflects in this blog post on common traits that true learning experiences share. The experiences, he writes, are responsive, meaning that students receive feedback about what worked and what didn't. True learning also leads to conversation, which often is discouraged in the classroom, he writes, leading students to become invested in their own learning and allow for students to learn from their mistakes.

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SmartBrief/SmartBlog on Education