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March 16, 2016
Reflections From Incarcerated Students

The school and students featured in our March 2016 Newsletter must remain anonymous for student privacy and security, therefore we will not name the students who wrote the following letters. What we can tell you is these students are incarcerated and living in a residential County and Community School. Student 1: His teacher said this about him, "This is from an 11th […]

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March 16, 2016
March 2016 Tip of the Month: Do You Believe Students Can Achieve?

March 2016 NEWSLETTER Do You Believe Students Can Achieve? In this month's newsletter we are highlighting great work happening at an alternative education center in Northern California, so I thought it would be a good fit to tell you about a recent visit to a continuation school that has implemented Organized Binder. A significant number of […]

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December 3, 2013
Organized Binder Helps Struggling Students Succeed in Michigan!

Thanks to veteran Spanish teacher and Organized Binder user Diane Nienhuis for sending us this post, "Dear Organized Binder Team, There is never data collected or calculated for Foreign Language in my district, as far as I know. So I just spent some time collecting my own data and thought I would share what has occurred […]

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March 6, 2021
The 3 R's For Student Success In A Hybrid Schedule

If we find ourselves in a hybrid schedule in the fall set your students up for success by incorporating these 3 R’s.  Routine What makes for successful students in a hybrid schedule is structure. The same learning routines that promote student learning in the classroom can be in place at home. It is entirely possible […]

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November 21, 2016
Committing to Implementation

Committing to Implementation A teacher gets serious about Organized Binder and sees the results (from our November 2016 newsletter) "This year, I decided that I was going to fully commit to Organized Binder. From day one, I stressed the importance of the binder and I told students over and over again the expectations I had for […]

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April 1, 2022
Course Overview

“ ...improving executive function seems like a potentially promising vehicle for narrowing the achievement gap between poor kids and middle-class kids...if we can improve a child's environment in the specific ways that lead to better executive functioning, we can increase his prospects for success in a particularly efficient way.” Paul Tough  How Children Succeed What […]

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March 30, 2022
How To Teach Executive Functions In Any Classroom

How to Teach Executive Functions in any Classroom Executive Functioning Skills are the mental processes that enable us to plan, focus attention, remember instructions, and juggle multiple tasks successfully. They are the bedrock for learning and when student have daily practice employing them they are more like to succeed academically and in the workplace.    […]

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October 26, 2021
Concluding Routine: Working Memory

…if you practice elaboration, there’s no known limit to what you can learn. Elaboration is the process of giving new material meaning by expressing it in your own words and connecting it with what you already know. Brown, Roediger, McDaniel, Make It Stick - The Science of Successful Learning Working Memory As we discussed in […]

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October 11, 2021
Beginning Routine: Working Memory

“Based on a century of research, in order to transform learning, we must focus on getting information out - a strategy called retrieval practice.” Agarwal and Bain, Powerful Teaching - Unleash the Science of Learning What is Working Memory? Working memory can be described as the ability to utilize information held in memory to solve […]

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October 11, 2021
Agenda: Planning and Time Management

 “In moving to college and career readiness for all, we must now teach some skills formerly learned by students on their own. All students need lessons and modeling of study and work skills like time and task management, note taking, and assignment completion strategies...” Robert Belfanz, Putting Middle Grades  Students  on The Graduation Path Planning […]

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