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Learning consultant Mike Fisher shares more ideas for integrating technology and the Common Core. This time: Digital resources that can deepen math learning by capturing “a moment-in-time assessment of student ownership,” provided teachers are savvy about the ways students use the tools.
Penny Kittle, says Kevin Hodgson, offers an ode to the power of reading to expand our intellects and a guide to encouraging our most reluctant readers in Book Love: Developing Depth, Stamina and Passion in Adolescent Readers.
Techie teaching consultant Mike Fisher shares ideas about upgrading your ELA curriculum lessons to better meet Common Core standards and objectives, using cool digital tools like Picktochart, Smore and Yapp.
If the search for a perfect co-planning relationship frustrates you, Elizabeth Stein shares 4 “simple mindshifts” that have made her a fearless co-teacher anyway.
In Everyday Engagement: Making Students and Parents Your Partners in Learning author Katy Ridnouer has good ideas that can help teachers become better at partnering with parents to advance student learning, says reviewer Nicole Warchol.
Wherever you are on your journey to improve text-based critical thinking & discussion, you’ll find a wealth of ideas & resources in Teaching Students to Read Like Detectives: Comprehending, Analyzing, and Discussing Text , says reviewer Joan Cansdale.
Compare & Contrast: Teaching Comparative Thinking to Strengthen Student Learning, one of a series of books intended for study by professional learning “clubs,” explores a basic strategy of good teaching effectively, says reviewer & NBCT Joni Allison.
Minding the Achievement Gap One Classroom at a Time by Jane E. Pollock, Sharon M. Ford and Margaret M. Black is a great resource for implementing Classroom Instruction That Works strategies for ESL/ELL students, says ESL teacher Julie Dermody.
Judy Willis, a neurologist & middle grades teacher, says we can help adolescents build happy, learning brains through interactive, interdependent group work.