Even educators who don’t work in successful PLC environments will appreciate Fisher & Frey’s strategies to build students’ CCSS ELA proficiencies, says Joy Kirr.
Teaching and learning in grades 4-8
“What does student engagement look like?” is just one of 14 questions Larry Ferlazzo & other experts answer in this new eBook reviewed by Julie Dermody.
4th grade teacher Mary Tarashuk continues to dissect herself using NJ’s teacher self-assessment rubrics. This time: Delivery of Instruction. Spotlight, please.
The founders of What Kids Can Do share a selection of middle grades student voices expressing what teachers can do to help all kids be successful.
Middle school advocates have long championed thematic curriculum design & project learning. Now is the time to actually do it, say Nancy Doda & Mark Springer.
Teachers working to build complex texts into classes will welcome the framework for teaching comprehension in Laura Robb’s book, says reviewer Linda Biondi.
Thomas Hoerr’s brief book offers enough resources to start a conversation about student “grit” but not to add a focus on resilience into daily teaching, says reviewer Katie Gordon.
Co-teachers need to become connected educators, says Elizabeth Stein, and also apply the spirit of connectedness to collaborations in their own schools.
In their K6 building, Kevin Hodgson & his 6th grade teammates often feel like middle school teachers in elementary teacher bodies. Mostly, they make it work.
The “M” in STEM often feels like a footnote, says Martha Riecks, especially in math classrooms where students need more space to explore ideas & ask questions.