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Aug 08, 2018 We Can’t Have Equity Without Love ›

I come from nothing. I was reminded of this at a tense board meeting in which a member from the community, upset with my opinion on something, shouted out, “Mr. Wright, I remember your interview. You were living in your car, do you remember that?” Of course I remembered that. I wouldn’t be where I […]

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Aug 01, 2018 Assessing Knowledge and Cleverness in the Math Classroom ›

It took me many years of teaching to figure out that my well-intended attempts to make mathematics easy for my students were stifling their creativity. I was preparing them to take tests that I would create, and the obvious expectation was that I would prepare them for those tests. In some sense, posing a problem […]

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Jul 30, 2018 Summer Motivation – Reenergizing Your Passion for Teaching ›

This summer, I have had the pleasure of attending few conferences, as I sought to recharge and reenergize my passion for our precious profession of teaching. I went to ASCD’s Conference on Teaching Excellence in Dallas, which was centered on Pathways to Equity, and shortly thereafter, I attended the National Network of State Teachers of […]

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Jul 25, 2018 A New Kind of Leveled Text that Meets the Needs of Challenged Readers ›

Short sentences and less text don’t add up to proficient reading. But that’s exactly what the current wave of leveled texts offers. Texts for challenged readers have fewer words and shorter sentences than texts for proficient readers. Decades of research indicate that texts with fewer words and short sentences don’t make reading easier. In fact, […]

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Jul 17, 2018 4 Ways to Soar This Summer ›

Ahh, the summer. Hot days, hot nights, hopefully a dip in a pool or some water. Summer is a time to relax and enjoy a little more free time. I certainly hope you are all doing just that! However, being the teacher that I am, my mind is also still partially on school. When we […]

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Jul 09, 2018 5 Ways to Build a Classroom Library on a Budget ›

Giving our students access to great books is critical to helping them grow as learners and readers. I believe that a classroom library is as important to a classroom as the kitchen is to the home—it’s the heart or central hub of what brings us together. Building a classroom library can feel overwhelming, especially if […]

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Jun 25, 2018 10 Qualities of Highly Effective Teachers ›

What makes a teacher highly effective in the classroom? I get asked this question quite often! As the 2016-2017 Pennsylvania Teacher of the Year I have been blessed to meet and work alongside some of the best teachers in our country. I have learned that there isn’t just one quality that makes a teacher effective. […]

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Jun 18, 2018 Put Some Self-Care Into Your Summer ›

I never felt like I had much of a break when I was in the classroom. Thanksgiving break was spent planning for 3rd quarter, and Christmas break was spent planning out the 4th quarter and the close of the school year. Even being out sick was a task that most of the time I felt […]

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May 30, 2018 Saying Goodbye to Another School Year ›

Do you feel it? That rush of excitement and worry all rolled up into one as another school year comes to a close. The feeling that there is a light at the end of the tunnel and yet there is so much to get done before that light appears. I want it to go by […]

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May 11, 2018 Expanding the Math Classroom with STEM or STEAM ›

A focus on STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) education is widely recognized as imperative for preparing 21st century workers who will need a variety of skills working in tandem. Beyond the academics those letters represent, children engaged in STEM studies are gaining essential skills such as critical thinking, problem-solving, communication, collaboration and innovation. In […]

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Oct 16, 2018
11:00 AM CST
Real-life Experiences Using Authentic Spanish Resources ›
This session explores how to use authentic resources in the Spanish classroom to bring real-life language and culture to your students. We will discuss ways to support different types of students with appropriate tasks and focus on instructional strategies that make the use of authentic resources effective. Join us to see how the use of authentic resources can motivate our students to use Spanish in and beyond the classroom.
Oct 16, 2018
1:00 PM MST
Word Study with Emergent Bilinguals with Lori Helman ›
Many students speak one language at home and learn a new one at school, either as they participate in dual immersion programs or receive English learner support. These students are becoming bilingual and word study instruction can build on their capabilities in two languages. This session guides educators to tailor word study for students learning in a new language through techniques such as making connections across languages, identifying cross-linguistic challenges, and supporting students to use all of their linguistic resources.
Oct 16, 2018
3:00 PM CST
Real-life Experiences Using Authentic Spanish Resources ›
This session explores how to use authentic resources in the Spanish classroom to bring real-life language and culture to your students. We will discuss ways to support different types of students with appropriate tasks and focus on instructional strategies that make the use of authentic resources effective. Join us to see how the use of authentic resources can motivate our students to use Spanish in and beyond the classroom.
Oct 23, 2018
1:00 PM MST
Transitional and Intermediate Learners: Exploring Single-Syllable to Multisyllable Patterns in Words with Shane Templeton ›
There is more regularity to the spelling of sound in English than most students (and educators!) realize. Discovering this regularity benefits not only students' spelling but their reading as well. Beginning in the latter part of 1st grade for some children and in 2nd through 4th grade for most, this regularity may be discovered and learned through the exploration of within- and between-syllable patterns. Learners become aware of
Oct 23, 2018
4:00 PM EST
Mathematical Modeling Grades 6-12: Engage your reluctant learners! ›
Show in My Time Zone This session is geared for grade 6-12 math teachers. Dive into unique modeling lessons that present engaging, high-interest situations. Unlike traditional real-world problems, reality-based Mathematical Modeling lessons present students with the modeling conceptual category. Mathematics standards require that students identify essential variables in a situation, formulate a model from those variables, perform operations using the model, interpret the results of those operations, and validate the conclusions of those results.
Oct 31, 2018
1:00 PM MST
Integrated Word Study: Spelling, Grammar, and Meaning in the Language Arts Classroom with Marcia Invernizzi ›
There are three reasons for adopting a word study approach to spelling, vocabulary, and grammar instruction in a language arts program: (1) Word study provides the link to integrate and apply word-level skills within the context of reading and writing; (2) word study builds on the fundamental cognitive learning process of focusing on comparing and contrasting and brings this process to conscious attention; and (3) word study is hands-on, student-centered, developmentally appropriate, and fun. Word-conscious teachers link word study to reading and writing, provide a flexible sequence of instruction that includes instruction in grammar, text analysis, and writing; and provide hands-on, repeated practice with words and ideas. Word study makes explicit how spelling patterns and word structures reflect meaning and use.
Nov 05, 2018
4:00 PM EST
Counting: More than Just "1,2,3..." ›
Counting is more than memorization, more than one-to-one correspondence, and more than procedural skills. In this webinar, Dr. Juanita Copley will examine five principles for cardinality and counting.

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