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Monday, June 29, 2015

This article supports all of Costa's work on the integration of the emotional and intellectual parts of the mind. Well worth the read. Courtesy of ASCD SmartBrief

Study: Whole child program boosts reading, math scores

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Schools in 22 cities participating in the "Whole School, Whole Child" initiative were about twice as likely to see improvement in math and language arts scores, according to a study. The City Year program includes teacher support, reading and math tutoring, attendance and behavior coaching, and social-emotional activities. Education Week (tiered subscription model) (6/9)
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Tuesday, June 16, 2015

I am posting this article here beause I think it is a strong argument for modeling for students the importance of knowing how to learn and think and applying it to life. It is not something that just happens in school. Enjoy! Courtesy of ASCD Smart Brief

Why educators should keep learning during the summer

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Educators should model learning and innovation for students -- even during the summer, English teacher Mike Saenz writes. In this blog post, he discusses his plans for summer learning and professional development. "It is imperative to convince our students that being a learner and innovator for life is fun, rewarding and life furthering," he writes. SmartBrief/SmartBlog on Education (6/15)Bookmark and Share

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Each one of the nonacademic factors listed involve ways people think and react...each one unique. As educators we need to be aware of the situations our students are living in so we can help them identify their patterns of thinking and consider all options. Well worth the read. Courtesy of ASCD SmartBrief.

Survey: Nonacademic factors affect achievement

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Nonacademic factors are some of the top barriers to student learning, according to a recent survey of the 2015 state Teachers of the Year. They identified family stress, poverty, and learning and psychological issues as key obstacles. The Washington Post (tiered subscription model) (5/19)
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Wednesday, June 3, 2015

At last...teaching/modeling the process ... the metacognitive piece ...before the child is expected to work independently. Bravo!! This is applicable to all grade levels. Courtesy of ASCD Smart Brief.

Read-Aloud Project helps build early literacy in Nev. district
Some elementary educators are using reading aloud and "text-dependent" questioning during story time to help meet Common Core State Standards and build students' literacy skills. A Nevada district has adopted the Read-Aloud Project in all of its elementary schools. Education Week (tiered subscription model) (5/13)Bookmark and Share