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Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Here is a great opportunity for important information - FREE! This reading clarifies many of the misunderstandings about Marazano's work. Enjoy! Courtesy of ASCD SmartBrief.

Setting the record straight on "high-yield" strategies
Dr. Marzano contends that classroom strategies found in books are a good place to start, but schools must move beyond simple lists to get results. This recommended reading examines why using a comprehensive framework or language of instruction should be the basis for professional dialogue within your school or district. Download your free copy now!Bookmark and Share

Saturday, October 11, 2014

Deeper learning and its importace for student succes has been studied. I think you will enjoy reading about the results. Courtesy of ASCD SmartBrief.

Studies: How deeper learning benefits students
Students attending schools that focus on deeper learning had better test scores and people skills than students at other schools, according to recent studies. Researchers also found that on-time graduation rates were higher among students who focused on deeper learning. Education Week (tiered subscription model) (10/1)Bookmark and Share

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

I usually post regarding student meta-cognition, but today, I am posting this for teachers to think about the process they go through to scaffold student's learning. It is one of the best articles I have read. I hope you can find some use for it as well. Courtesy of Edutopia.

How scaffolding can help students learn material faster

09/30/2014 |
Teachers can use video, leading questions and other tools to provide on-the-spot scaffolding to help struggling students, educator Rebecca Alber writes in this blog post. Alber gives examples of how to use scaffolding to break lessons into smaller pieces to help students understand a concept.
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