Author: MiddleWeb

Advice for Passionate New Special Ed Teachers

Special educators share many of the same challenges all teachers face, says teacher and instructional coach Elizabeth Stein. They also share the same guiding question, “What can I do for children?” Included: Managing the co-teaching relationship.

Learn with Storyboards

Storyboarding can help kids organize their written and visual work, says reviewer Laura Reasoner Jones. Get Graphic! Using Storyboards to Write and Draw Picture Books, Graphic Novels, or Comic Strips by Mark Thurman and Emily Hearn offers step-by-step help.

How to Stop Wasting Minds

Reviewer Renee Moore agrees with Ron Wolk’s assertion that America’s public education problem is not about “performance” but poor system design in Wasting Minds: Why Our Education System Is Failing and What We Can Do About It.

RTI: Instruction First

In this review of “Enhancing RTI: How to Ensure Success with Effective Classroom Instruction & Intervention” special ed teacher Elizabeth Stein says authors Fisher and Frey combine their expertise to share knowledge and practical ideas. They remind teachers that the thrust of RTI is about “high quality core instruction at the whole class level before students struggle.”

Our Webinar for New Teachers

Our MiddleWeb webinar for new middle grades teachers was a great success. View the video of the 90-min. session and peruse the handouts, slides and related links from Rick Wormeli, Heather Wolpert-Gawron, Elizabeth Stein and Sheryl Nussbaum-Beach.