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Tag: Kick-Off

May 12, 2016
May 2016 Tip of the Month: "Oh, that is what you mean!"

May 2016: "Oh, that is what you mean!" Whenever I get the privilege of speaking to a group of educators I always make a point to ask one simple question, “What are teachers doing from within the classroom that most directly impacts student learning and achievement?”  The responses always vary but one classroom strategy is always […]

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April 11, 2016
April 2016 Tip of the Month: Subjects Not Objects

April 2016: Subjects Not Objects All too often throughout the school day education is going on around students instead of with students. One report notes students spend just minutes of the school day engaged in Academic Learning Time. If we have a starting routine students can predict and be successful in, then we draw them into their […]

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July 28, 2015
June/July 2015 Tip of The Month: 1 Minute Equals 3 Hours

A few years ago I witnessed the worst high school class ever! I was sitting in the back of a classroom somewhere in the Mid-West. The school had implemented Organized Binder and I was there for a Follow-Up Session to meet with the staff and offer support. I watched in horror as the teacher took 20 […]

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April 28, 2015
April 2015 Tip of the Month: No Opt Out

April 2015 NEWSLETTER NO OPT OUT: WE ARE IN THIS TOGETHER "When students are allowed to ‘opt out’ - it is as if they are invisible; that they do not matter to the teacher." A few years ago I observed a chemistry class and watched the following story unfold. While the teacher lectured, a student walked in tardy. […]

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